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.