Participants aged 14-25 (female & male) need to sign up online to attend a qualifying event. There is also a virtual option where the athlete can submit testing results if they cannot attend an event.
After attending a regional qualifying event, the athlete’s testing results are reviewed by National Program Staff and some are further selected for “secondary sport specific follow up.”
This secondary review is often completed by attending either a Rugby Canada-led training opportunity or if they are totally new to Rugby, linking in with Provincial Sports Organisation (PSO) partners to get them out to a Rugby session(s) and sample some Rugby activities for further assessment.
After the secondary assessment is completed, our long list of athletes is further reviewed and targeted athletes are nominated to attend the RBC Training Ground National Final in the Fall.
From the final, Rugby Canada can nominate athletes for RBC Training Ground funding.