The Bermuda Rugby Union is hosting  Canadian Invitational youth rugby  tour party from Thursday 13th March  to Thursday 20th March. This will be the second year that Rugby Canada has come to Bermuda. The brain child of BRFU Chairman Keith Hodgkins and Rugby Canada’s Rick Bourne- the youth tournament  is growing in stature on the local rugby calendar mainly due to the  sponsorship from Langara Fishing Lodge  in Canada and the kind support of Onsite Engineering Ltd  locally. The Canadian tour party, consisting  of 85 players, coaches and parents,  is arriving  from British Columbia and Newfoundland on Thursday. They are coming down to participate in a week long rugby tournament. There will be three different age groups U13,U14 and U15 With games against the Bermuda national team for those ages groups. The schedule of events are  as follows:

 

4pm Friday 14th March Warwick Academy coaching session meet and greet tourists.

 

Saturday 15th March - NSC–North Field

10:00am to 12:00pm – Sevens tournament

U15 age groups – Rugby Canada has two 7's team in this age group. Bermuda will field 2  teams in this age group.

U14 age groups – Rugby Canada has two 7's team in this age group. Bermuda  will field 2  teams in this age group.

U13 Age Group -  Rugby Canada has one 7's teams in this age group. Bermuda  will fielding 3 teams in this age group

Games will be played on half pitch and consist of 7 min halves.

Followed by:

12:30pm  U13 Bermuda vs Canada   in a 12 a side match

1:10pm  U14 Bermuda vs Canada   in a 15 a side match

5:00pm U15 Bermuda vs Canada  in a 15 a side match

 

Sunday 16th March- Horseshoe Bay

2:30pm onwards -  Beach rugby at Horseshoe bay. We are inviting the Bermuda mini rugby girls and boys any of the age groups. Just a fun rugby day at the beach with a    Beach rugby tournament, volley ball, beach tennis. Finished off with  Barbecue in the late afternoon

 

Monday 17th  March at Saltus School

4:00pm – U13/U14 Canada  versus a Bermuda Select side at Saltus School

 

Tuesday 18th at  Warwick Academy

2:30pm – U13/U14 Canada versus a Bermuda Select side at  Warwick Academy

 

Parents , players and rugby enthusiasts are encouraged to come down and support this rugby sport tourism event. Any enquiries please contact : Keith Hodgkins (chairman@brfu.bm) and/or the BRFU Youth Development Officer- Patrick Calow (pcalow@brfu.bm).