ABOUT BC SUMMER GAMES
The 2024 BC Summer Games take place in Maple Ridge on July 18-21, 2024. The Games happen every two years in BC, and features teams from up to eight different zones throughout the province.
The Rugby 7s tournament will see eight zones battle it out on the field, giving U17/U16 female athletes (birth years 2007-2008) the opportunity to showcase their skills for the right to be called BC Champions.
The BC Games Society is the organization responsible for setting the ongoing policy and direction of the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and supporting Team BC at the Canada Games. Based out of Victoria, the Society works in partnership with governments, businesses and not for profit organizations, in and out of the sport sector, in the planning and staging of the Games. The organization serves as a leader in multi-sport event and volunteer management.
ZONE CONTACTS & TRIAL DATES
BC Rugby is delighted to confirm the Zone Coaches for the 2024 BC Summer Games.
Reporting to the BC Bears Girls 7s Program Lead, Darcy Patterson, these Coaches will collaborate with the selection and preparation of the U17 Girls Team (birth years 2007-2008) representing their respective zone in Maple Ridge. Coaches will play a pivotal role in developing the quality of Rugby 7s in BC and Canada.
ZONE 1 – KOOTENAYS: Sean Sinclair & Scott Cormie
ZONE 2 – THOMPSON-OKANAGAN: Jenna Elidoros
ZONE 3 – FRASER VALLEY: COACH TBC
ZONE 4 – FRASER RIVER: Brent McKee
ZONE 5 – VANCOUVER COASTAL: Alayna Scramstad
ZONE 6 – VANCOUVER ISLAND: Rob Jones & Chanelle Edwards Challenger
ZONE 7 – NORTH WEST: COACH TBC
ZONE 8 – CARIBOO-NORTH EAST: Katie Gordon
Contact information and Zone Trial Dates can be found in the table below:
Zone 1 Coaches: Sean Sinclair and Scott Cormie
Zone 1 Contact:
Zone 1 Trial Dates:
RUGBY 7s PATHWAY AND KEY DATES
Taking place across a busy summer of Rugby for both our athletes and coaches, the BC Summer Games represents an important stage of the Rugby 7s pathway in BC.
For aspiring female athletes interested in Rugby 7s, the Games provides a great opportunity for U17 girls (birth years 2007-2008) to stake their claim for selection for the upcoming BC Bears U18 Girls 7s Program heading to the 2024 Global Youth Sevens in December, as well as the Team BC squad that will compete at the 2025 Canada Summer Games in St John’s, Newfoundland.
The BC Summer Games is also an important tournament for athletes wanting to put themselves in contention for the 2025 Commonwealth Youth Games.
Key dates and timeline for Rugby 7s (Girls) in BC:
- February 22-23, 2024 – Vancouver Sevens Invitational (UBC)
- July 5-7, 2024 – Provincial Regional Championships (UBC)
- July 18-21, 2024 – BC Summer Games (Maple Ridge)
- September-October 2024 – Age-Grade Club 7s Season
- October 4-6, 2024 – Kamloops 7s
- December 2024 – Global Youth Sevens (BC Bears)
- August 2025 – Canada Summer Games
- TBC – 2025 Commonwealth Youth Games
- TBC – 2026 Youth Olympic Games
Rugby Sevens has been developing players since 2016 when BC started the BC Elite 7s Program supported by Amarone. This year 7s continues to rise following the successful initial Regional 7s tournament at Westshore RFC last August, and the exciting growth of the Kamloops 7s in the Fall.
Alongside the return of the 2024 VSI 7s and the HSBC SVNS Vancouver this February, and the resurrection of the U16 BC Girls Team travelling to Florida. This will no doubt be another exciting year for Rugby Sevens in BC.
RBC Training Dates
RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to find young athletes with Olympic potential, and provide them with the resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.
With the belief that high performance sports should be accessible to all athletes that are talented, qualified and have the will to compete, this program travels the country searching for athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 that will fuel the Canadian Olympic pipeline.
In 2024, RBC Training Ground is hosting events across the country and calling on any male or female athlete aged 14-25 to come out and put themselves to the test.
There are three RBC Training Ground Qualifying Events scheduled to take place in BC on the following dates:
- Saturday, March 2 – Victoria (University of Victoria)
- Saturday, March 9 – Vancouver (Richmond Olympic Oval)
- Saturday, March 16 – Kamloops (TCC- Tournament Capital Centre)