Sign up now to take part in FREE Family Day Rookie Rugby Festival
On Monday February 19, Rugby Canada, in partnership with BC Rugby and the HSBC SVNS Vancouver, will be hosting a FREE Family Day Rookie Rugby Festival for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
This is an exciting opportunity for new and existing rugby players to participate in a fun, action-packed morning of non-contact rugby. The session will include various Rookie Rugby games on the BC Place stadium field.
Sign-up (limited spaces available): Click here
Date: Monday, February 19th, 2024
Location: BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver British Columbia V6B 4Y8.
What to bring: Athletic clothing, cleats or running shoes and a water bottle.
Who’s invited: Children between ages of 5 and 12 regardless of rugby experience. Existing players are encouraged to bring a friend.
A free, fun-filled morning of Rookie Rugby games and activities at BC Place. There will be an area for parents and guardians to relax and watch the activities.
Tournament passes for the 2024 HSBC SVNS Vancouver taking place at BC Place Stadium February 23-25, 2024 are still available – purchase tickets here!
About Rookie Rugby
Rookie Rugby is a program designed to develop kids’ rugby programming at rugby clubs, schools, and community organizations. Rugby Canada has prepared a resource specifically to support club coaches, physical educators, and community leaders to introduce the sport to kids in their community. Everything needed is available on the Rookie Rugby website at www.rookierugby.ca.
About HSBC Canada Sevens
HSBC SVNS Vancouver are three-day rugby sevens tournaments featuring the world’s top men’s and women’s sevens teams as part of the HSBC World Rugby SVNS Series. HSBC SVNS Vancouver will be hosted at BC Place in Vancouver, February 23rd – 25th, 2024 on the traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Sevens rugby, a fast-paced and shorter version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, has built a huge international audience which attracts large audiences in markets around the world. For more information, please visit canadasevens.com.
About Rugby Canada
Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in Canada. They administer and operate Men’s and Women’s Senior and Junior National programs in both rugby 15s and 7s, as well as govern the Club and community game for more than 30,000 registered participants from coast to coast in conjunction with ten Provincial Union members.
Rugby Canada is headquartered at the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, BC, with staff also working from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Rugby Canada business operations, programs and events are delivered nationwide, including the internationally recognized HSBC Canada Sevens annual tournaments.
About BC Rugby
The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through around 61 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.