BC Rugby is delighted to announce that the 2023 BC Rugby Senior Club Finals will take place at South Surrey Athletic Park, home of Bayside Sharks RFC, on Saturday April 29.
BC Rugby gratefully acknowledges the 2023 Senior Club Finals will take place on the shared, unceded, traditional territory of the Katzie, Semiahmoo and Kwantlen Nations.
For the second successive year, the BC Rugby Senior Club Finals will take place across two fields outside the newly-renovated Bayside Sharks RFC Clubhouse.
“Bayside Sharks RFC are once again excited to have the opportunity to host the BC Senior Rugby Finals in beautiful South Surrey. It is a proud moment for us after years of working with the City of Surrey, the countless donors, contractors and dedicated club members who have embodied the definition of patience in seeing the Fieldhouse finally completed. We can’t wait to provide a top tier facility to the talented rugby players in our provincial league and showcase our beautiful grounds and Fieldhouse once again. With the help of BC Rugby, we hope to put on an exciting day of rugby for fans and players.” – Geoff Cutler, Bayside Sharks RFC President
Featuring seven provincial finals from BC Rugby’s Senior Leagues, including championship matches for the BC Rugby Women’s Premier League and Men’s Premier League, sponsored by Onni, the flagship season-ending event makes an exciting return to the BC Rugby calendar.
“We are delighted to be returning to South Surrey Athletic Park for what will be a fantastic day of championship action at the 2023 BC Rugby’s Senior Club Finals. Our thanks to Bayside RFC in once again supporting us in putting on this great event, and we cannot wait to welcome the BC Rugby community back together for a day of celebration.” – David Newson, BC Rugby CEO
The 2023 event was intended to be hosted the on Vancouver Island but, following consultation with local authorities and stakeholders, there is no suitable venue available that meets the needs of the event.
SEVEN EPIC DIVISIONAL CLUB FINALS
Last year’s event marked the return of the Senior Club Finals to the BC Rugby Calendar following the COVID-19 Pandemic, in which a crowd of nearly 1,000 Rugby fans descended on South Surrey Athletic Park to watch the seven men’s and women’s Finals.
The 2023 event promises to be action-packed, with Teams heading into Playoffs in March. The epic Finals that will be held on April 29th include:
- Men’s Premier League, sponsored by Onni
- Women’s Premier League
- Men’s Division 1
- Women’s Division 1
- Men’s Division 2
- Women’s Division 2 (currently competing as Pool A and Pool B)
- Men’s Division 3
Keep an eye out on BC Rugby’s social media channels to find out quarter, semi, and final Team rankings before the Championship matches.
ENJOY RUGBY AT A WORLD-CLASS VENUE
Championship matches will take place in front of Bayside Sharks RFC’s newly-completed Clubhouse, providing Teams and Officials with access to world-class facilities while spectators will enjoy the beautiful surrounding grounds that includes:
- A 19+ beverage garden
- Local food trucks
- Merchandise and apparel from the Rugby Shop
- a VIP area with a private bar
A full day schedule will be released once all finalists are confirmed. Ahead of the event, BC Rugby will be launching a 2023 Senior Club Finals page on its website featuring key information and details, including ticket prices, live streaming link and more.