The Ontario Blues Program

The Ontario Blues High Performance Staff

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

High Performance Technical Director
Sean Medeiros

Sean Medeiros

High Performance Manager

Ontario Blues Women’s Program

Ontario Blues Women’s Program 

The Ontario Blues Senior Womens Program is the provincial program for Rugby in Ontario created for women over the age of 18. This program acts as a way for the top performing women in the province to compete and train at an elite level. The program runs from April to July and functions to prepare athletes for the Canada U20s and Canada Senior teams competing and practicing from February to July. Athletes will be participating in training and tour games to develop their skills in preparation for competitions and events. 

For more details in regard to the Ontario Blues Senior Womens’ training and competition schedule please follow this directory to the Blues Teams Page. 

Ontario Blues Fifteens Teams

Ontario Blues Fifteen Program  

The Ontario Blues Fifteen Program is the high-performance program for male and female athletes looking to play Fifteens Rugby in Ontario. This program works to develop the talent of young players and set them on the national pathway. Players will work with some of the most experienced and decorated coaches within the province to improve their skills in training. From there, provincial teams will go on to play in competitions and one-off games against other provincial teams and touring sides from the UK and United States of America.  

A breakdown of the new “Balanced Model” of Provincial development can be seen below. This means that rather than dividing teams geographically, Rugby Ontario is creating two evenly skilled teams, Ontario Navy and Ontario White for each age and gender group.  

Ontario Blues Fifteen Program U18 Breakdown

U18 Boys Division  U18 Girls Division 
U17 Navy  U18 Navy 
U17 White  U18 White 
U18 EORU  U18 EORU 

Ontario Blues Fifteen Program U18 Breakdown

U16 Boys Division  U16 Girls – Division 
U16 Navy  U16 Navy 
U16 White  U16 White 
U16 EORU  U16 EORU 
U15 Blues   

For more details in regard to the Ontario Blues training and competition schedule please follow this directory to the Blues Teams Page. 

Ontario Blues Sevens Teams

Ontario Blues Sevens Program  

The Ontario Blues Sevens Program provides an opportunity for youth athletes to travel and compete in different 7s tournaments throughout the calendar year. Some of the previous noticeable tournaments attended by this program were: Vancouver 7s and Tropical 7s. Similar to the other programs offered by Rugby Ontario, this is a high-performance program that serves as a pathway to represent the country on an international stage and compete for a medal in the Summer Olympic Game 

For more details in regard to the Ontario Blues training and competition schedule, please follow this directory to the Blues Teams Page. 

‘The Program’: Ontario Jr. Blues Rugby Academy

Register for “The Program”

“The Program” Ontario Blues Rugby Academy is the provincial winter training camp for high-performance Rugby athletes in Ontario. This camp strives to improve athlete’s fitness and strength through weight training and fitness drills, as well as to refine skills during the off season. “The Program” is designed to further athletes’ development during the offseason and prepare them as best as possible for trials and training in the spring. 

Goals:

  • To establish a Culture of Excellence within Ontario Rugby
  • To improve the overall quality of Rugby in Ontario
  • To develop Ontario’s top athletes for entry in National Programs

Components:

  • 12 Month Strength and Conditioning Program / Testing supported by ETS (Elite Training Systems)
  • Off-season position specific and core skill training
  • Comprehensive Competition Schedule
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