ONTARIO JR. BLUES – U18 WEST BOYS

Program Information

For the 2019 season, Rugby Ontario will continue to further expand on the successful regional model that was established in 2018.  With over 350 Jr athletes engaging in the Jr Blues program, Rugby Ontario was able to work with and develop over twice as many players as any season prior.

This year the regional model will expand to include all age grades, meaning reduced travel and additional touchpoints for all athletes selected.

Ontario West (Hwy 400 West / Brantford / London / Sarnia) Ontario East (Hwy 400 East / Including Barrie)
U15 West Boys U15 Central Boys
U16 West Girls + Boys U16 Central Girls + Boys
U17 West Boys U17 Central Boys
U18 West Girls + Boys U18 Central Girls + Boys

All regional teams will compete in a 4 day camp at the University of Guelph, as well as at the Eastern Canadian Rugby Championships at Queens university. Each team will be composed of 24 players, 3 coaches and 1 manager. Within each age group structure there will be assigned a position specific skill coach focusing on the skills of Half-Back Skill Development, Line-out Throwing and Kicking.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION

Schedule

2019 Competition Schedule

Date

Event
Sunday, April 14th
Player Identification Session
York University, 9:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, April 28thPlayer Identification Session
York University, 9:15am-11:15am
Sunday, June 9th
Try-out Session #1
Brantford RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, June 16th
Try-out Session #2
Fergus RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, June 23rd
Monday, June 24thFinal Rosters Announced on RO website
Monday, July 1stFull Team Training Session
Fergus RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, July 7th Game vs. Plymouth College-Oshawa Vikings RFC K.O. 3:00 followed by attending session at the Abilities Centre (Whitby) 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thursday, July 11th Game vs. Merchant Taylor School – Fletcher’s Field Markham K.O at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14thTraining at Fergus Rugby Club 3pm to 7 pm
Wednesday July 17th – Saturday July 20thGuelph University Camp
Saturday, July 20thGame: U18 West Boys vs. Stewart Melville School (UK)
Guelph University, 12pm K.O.
Thursday, July 25thGame vs. Stuart Melville School- Belleville Mary Ann Sills Park K.O. at 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 28th Training at Whitby Victoria Fields 3-7 pm
Monday, August 5th, Training at Fergus Rugby Club 3-7 pm
Sunday August 11th – Saturday August 17thEastern Canadian Championships
Queen’s University

2018 Results

Cross-Border Series presented by the University of Guelph:

Game 1: Blues 47 – 12 EIRA U18

Game 2: Blues 31 – 22 EIRA U18


Ireland Tour:

Blues 0 – 54 Ulster Schools

Blues 33 – 17 Ulster Clubs

Blues 66 – 24 Leinster Barbarians

Rosters

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