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BC Rugby Provincial Championships

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Use the dropdown menu below to find all the information about British Columbia’s coveted Provincial competitions including BC Rugby Club Finals, Regional Cups, the Provincial Regional Championships and Western Canada Championships.

The all-important BC Rugby Club Finals are the climax of the Senior and Junior Club Rugby seasons in British Columbia. After a gruelling and competitive regular season and Play-Off schedule, two teams from each respective BC Rugby league face off for the honour of being crowned champions.


Senior Club Finals

Each of the eight divisions in both the Men’s and Women’s Leagues throughout the Province has a trophy and title that is awarded each year at the action-packed BC Rugby Club Finals – from Division 3 to Premier Divisions.

This is a day stuffed to the brim with electrifying Rugby action as the top two teams from each divisional playoff battle it out one last time to determine which club will be showered in glory.

For club supporters, this is fever pitch, where nerves and emotions range. For those with no Club allegiance or anyone new to the sport, it is a fantastic day of sporting spectacle, watching the very best in Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby do what they do best.

Venue: Vancouver Island, BC

Dates: TBC


Junior Club Finals

The Junior Club Finals are the jewel in the crown of our respective junior seasons. On the line is the opportunity for teams to be named BC Rugby Junior Club Champions across five different divisions: U16 and U19 for females and U15, U17 and U19 for males. Girls’ Junior Club Finals matches include the U16 Bronze match, U16 Final and U19 Final. Boys’ Junior Club Finals consist of U15 Final, U17 Final and U19 Final.

Venue: Vancouver (Boys) and Langford (Girls)

Dates: TBC


Senior Club Finals usually take place in May, while Junior Club Finals take place at the end of their respective seasons in December.

The McKechnie Cup, Dunbar Keg and Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cups are three historic regional Rugby Cup competitions within British Columbia.

Teams from South Vancouver Island (Tide), North Vancouver Island (Tsunami), Vancouver (Wave) and Fraser Valley compete for both pride and coveted silverware in a round-robin format in Spring each year.

The competitions pit the top athletes from each region against one another in Senior Men, Senior Women and U23 Men groups.

Senior Men compete for the McKechnie Cup, one of the oldest contested trophies throughout British Columbia and Canada. Dating back to 1896, the trophy was donated by Nanaimo physician Dr. Robert McKechnie and was originally contested by clubs from Vancouver, Nanaimo and UBC.

Senior Women battle for the prestigious Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup, named after the former Canada National Team captain, BC Representative and Rugby Canada Hall of Famer.

U23 Men’s Teams face off for the Dunbar Keg, one of the highest accolades in regional Rugby. As well as the honour of lifting silverware, players will be hoping to impress to improve their chances of being selected to out Provincial Representative Team, the BC Bears.


These competitions traditionally follow the completion of the BC Rugby Senior Club season in May.

Regional rivalries reach their apex during this famous BC Rugby weekend as the best youth Rugby players in BC suit up for their respective regional 15s (XVs) teams.

The history of regional representative Rugby in British Columbia stretches back well over a century, with thrilling matches between Senior Men’s teams from the Mainland and the Island leaving a legacy. That tradition has been extended in recent years to include Age-Grade Boys’ and Girls’ teams, with Rugby players from all corners of the Province given a chance to represent their region and earn selection to Provincial teams.

The five regions that compete at the Championships are North Vancouver Island Tsunami, Vancouver Island Tide, Vancouver Wave, Thompson/Okanagan Rugby Alliance and Fraser Valley. Championships are held for Boys and Girls at U14, U16 and U18 levels.

For emerging Rugby stars, this tournament presents a perfect opportunity to impress any watching BC Rugby Age-Grade XV Team Coaches and make a bid for Provincial Representative selection to the BC Bears.


Provincial Regional Championships usually take place in June and July at the UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre in Vancouver.


Registration

All players must be registered to play in the Provincial Regional Championships. Any players who have not registered through a club needs to follow the steps to Register. Coaches and Managers should register as full coaches/managers.

The Western Canada Championships (WCC) is an exciting event of Age-Grade Rugby that sees Boys’ and Girls’ U16 and U15 XVs Teams from British Columbia go head-to-head with teams from Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

The tournament has the goal of developing youth talent from each of the Western Provinces, with a focus on maximising player involvement while expanding horizons for young athletes.

Reach out to Rugby Development Officer (RDO) Darcy Patterson for more information and advice at dpatterson@bcrugby.com


The WCCs usually coincide with the Best of the West Senior Men’s tournament in July.