Rugby Ontario To Host Men's Under-19 Canadian Rugby Championship
24 FEBRUARY 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rugby Ontario To Host Men’s Under-19 Canadian Rugby Championship
(Langford, BC) - Rugby Ontario will host the Men’s Under-19 Canadian Rugby Championship, July 31-August 6, 2022 at the University of Guelph. The U-19 tournament returns to competition following a two-year hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s exciting to welcome back the Men’s Under-19 Canadian Rugby Championship after a two-year break,” said Rugby Canada Managing Director Dustin Hopkins. “We are looking forward to a memorable return to competition and thank Rugby Ontario as well as the University of Guelph for their commitment to this year’s event.” 2019 Champions Atlantic Rock join BC, Ontario, Prairie Blizzard, Alberta and Quebec as the participating teams for this year’s edition of the Championship. This year’s tournament schedule will be available once confirmed.
“Rugby Ontario is excited to host the 2022 U-19 Men's Canadian Rugby Championship at Guelph University,” said Paul Connelly, Rugby Ontario Provincial & High Performance Programs Technical Manager. “After a two-year hiatus, the top players from across the country will be competing not only for a National Championship, but also for potential selection to the Canada U20 program. The foundation of Rugby Canada's "Return to Play" begins here.”
2022 Event Details
• BC Bears U-19;
• Ontario Blues U-19;
• Atlantic Rock U-19;
• Prairie Blizzard U-19;
• Alberta U-19;
• Quebec U-19
Location: University of Guelph
Tournament Start: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Tournament Final: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Please contact Dalton Finkbeiner, Rugby Ontario Coordinator, Communications & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org with media inquiries.
ABOUT RUGBY CANADA
Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in Canada. They administer and operate Men’s and Women’s Senior and Junior National programs in both rugby 15s and 7s, as well as govern the Club and community game for more than 30,000 registered participants from coast to coast in conjunction with ten Provincial Union members.
Rugby Canada is headquartered at the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, BC, residing on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen/Songhees peoples, with staff also working from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Rugby Canada business operations, programs and events are delivered nationwide, including the internationally recognized HSBC Canada Sevens annual tournaments.
ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/