Quest For Gold Draft List Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
(WHITBY, ON) - Rugby Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Rugby Ontario and applied by (the) Selection Committee.
Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee. As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.
Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process below. Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the Rugby Ontario Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with Paul Connelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sean Medeiros (email@example.com).
1. Before an athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, they must ask Rugby Ontario for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card. Deadline: April 14, 2020
2. Rugby Ontario will respond to the athlete in writing by April 16, 2020
If the athlete is not satisfied with the Rugby Ontario response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below. A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MHSTCI-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries).
Due to COVID-19, all staff are working remotely, and Appeal submissions will only be accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes. The Notice of Appeal email must be received by MHSTCI by noon on the deadline day.
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has scheduled the Appeals process to conclude and a final list of QFG recipients to be posted here by May 25, 2020. Given the current challenges with COVID-19, every attempt will be made to meet those deadlines however dates are subject to change. We appreciate your understanding.
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The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.
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