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CRFC news and notes May 31

May 31, 2017
Posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

Capilano Rugby Summer Touch 2017

The Summer Touch League starts tonight at Fen Burdett in North Vancouver. Tonight will be a reintroduction to the game and registration. It will be a good chance to get back into it before we start the schedule next week. The season will run for 4 weeks on Wednesday’s and 6 weeks on Thursday’s. Please get your teams registered! We would like to have at least 6 teams, any players without a team can be put onto teams. All the details and information is listed below. Please contact Chris Robinson crobinson25@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

The Capilano Rugby Club will be running a Summer Touch League again this year. Due to a few things out of control the league will be much different this year then the past few years. While some of the changes will present new challenges for some, Darcy and CRob are committed to getting the league organized if the interest in mutual.

The biggest changes are the location and the days/times. The location for Summer Touch 2017 is the new turf field at Fen Burdett Stadium. The address is 1648 Jones Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2Y4. Information of the new field can be found by clicking here. The other big change is the nights and time. The first half of the season will run on Wednesday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The second half will run on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A full schedule is listed below. With all the changes will come some additional costs including field rentals. The entry fee for each team is $200 ($20/per person). We again encourage teams to wear team uniforms.

Please see more information below. Any questions please contact Chris Robinson at crobinson25@hotmail.com. The first week this Wednesday will be a warm-up/registration week. All players need to be on a team roster with the team paying $200. Anyone without a team but is looking to play please email Chris. This week (Wednesday May 31) will be unscheduled games to get back into it and will also be used as a registration night.

Where: Fen Burdett – 1648 Jones Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2Y4
Cost: $200 per team
**Times are wonky as we had to make an outside booking at the new Fen Burdett Field due to field work at Klahanie**

Wednesday May 31 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday June 7 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday June 14 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday June 21 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday June 28 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday July 6 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday July 13 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday July 20 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday July 27 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday August 3 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday August 10 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Capilano Cougars Rugby League

The 5th Annual BCRL 9′s took place at Klahanie Park last weekend. Eight teams entered this year and this year the Capilano Cougars were crowned champions! The Capilano Cougars defeated Kelowna 10-6 in the finals. Well done to all the teams taking part in the action. The BC Rugby League season starts with Round 1 this weekend. The Capilano Cougars will be playing Friday night (May 2) at 7:00pm at Brockton Oval. Good luck this season to the Cougars!!


Girls High School Rugby Provincials

The High School Girls BC Provincials was played last weekend in Abbotsford. Local high schools Carson Graham and Handsworth were competing. Carson Graham was in the AAA division and Handsworth was in the Tier 2 Division. Carson Graham won a hard fought battle 19-17 to win the AAA Division. Click here to read the full story on Carson Graham from the North Shore News. Handsworth ended up in 6th place in the Tier 2 division. Well done to both schools on a very successful season. The future of Women’s rugby on the North Shore looks very bright!

Boys High School Rugby Provincials
The Boys High School BC Provincials start today in Abbotsford. Many North Shore High Schools will be in action from now till Saturday. Carson Graham, Handsworth, Argyle, Collingwood, Rockridge, Sutherland, and Seycove will all be playing within the five divisions. In the AAA Tier 1 Division, Carson Graham is ranked #1 and takes on #8 Belmont, while Handsworth is ranked #3 and takes on RE Mountain. In the AAA Tier 2 division Argyle is ranked #3 and will take on Cowichan. Both Collingwood and Rockridge are in the AA Tier 1 division. Collingwood is ranked #2 and take on GW Graham, while Rockridge is ranked #6 and take on #3 Brentwood. In the AA Tier 2 division Sutherland is ranked #4 and play #5 Clarence Fulton and Seycove is ranked #6 and take on #3 Langley. The full schedule page can be found by clicking here. Best of luck to all the teams playing this week. Steve Ewen from The Province wrote about the Carson Graham Rugby program. The full article can be found by clicking here.