(Sept 6th – Dec 5th)
JUNIOR BOYS U15, U17 & U19
JUNIOR GIRLS U18 RUGBY
“Velox has a strong tradition of providing the finest training to young rugby enthusiasts. With one of the longest serving Youth & Junior divisions on the Island, Velox is committed to teaching and playing rugby at the highest level while ensuring fair play and respect for every participant”.
The Velox Junior Rugby program has been part of the Velox club since the 1980’s
Rugby is a free-flowing, physical game that develops speed, endurance, team spirit and confidence. Club Rugby is an excellent way to prepare players for school rugby and expands the rugby season.
Velox's Junior Rugby Programs complement many sports by teaching athletes game strategy and the ability to "read space" on the field. Velox Valhallians RFC of Victoria, BC is a member of the Vancouver Island Rugby Union (VIRU) and the BC Rugby Union (BCRU) under the auspices of Rugby Canada & the IRB
Velox is fortunate to have its own full facility clubhouse adjacent to our fields. This enables us to host touring teams with ease and as our club is central to Victoria it provides a focus for many local activities. All organisations are welcome to avail themselves of our facilities and are encouraged to do so.
Velox is a favourite fixture for many international touring school and club teams. We provide excellent facilities and are well known for hosting visitors from around the world. All registered Velox members have the opportunity to represent our Club and Canada in International exhibition games from Sept – August.
Junior Age Grade Categories
A change in the rules for participation in BC Senior Secondary Schools requires all Junior AND Senior School rugby to be played in spring.
The result is that all “Club” rugby for Juniors & Seniors (U15, U17, U19 + U18 Girls) has been shifted to the Fall.
Fall Rugby = September 6th – December 5th 2009 (+ BC Finals)
U19 Boys = Born in 1991 & 1992 (17 & 18 yrs as of Jan 1st, 2009)
U18 Girls = Born in 1992, 93, 94 & 95 (14 =>17 yrs old as of Jan 1st, 2009)
U17 Boys = Born in 1993 & 1994 (15 & 16 years as of Jan 1st, 2009)
U15 Boys = Born in 1995 & 1996 (13 & 14 yrs of age as of Jan 1st, 2009)
Junior Rugby Registration (Sept 6th & 13th 2009)
To make enquiries, or to register, please contact the Director of Youth & Junior Rugby Mark Pratt; 250 889-8746 or email@example.com
Please note the fall teams may start fitness training in advance of this date so get in touch with us today!
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Important PLEASE Read and Acknowledge at Registration
New registrations are accepted at any time during the season. Registration fees for 2009-2010 (September 6th , 2009 – August 31st 2010) are $ 155* for one player and $135* for siblings over 13 years and $100* for any player 10 and under.
*Your registration includes Rugby Canada insurance for all international games and the 2010 Summer Tide Programs
Rates for 2009 2010 may be adjusted once we receive the Rugby Canada Insurance costs during the Summer 2009.
Director of Club Rugby; Aaron Frisby; firstname.lastname@example.org
U18 Women (14-17 yrs old) contact Marlene at email@example.com
Clubhouse phone 250 721-3500
The clubhouse and pitch are located at 3957 Gordon Head Road, Victoria BC (near McKenzie across the street from the University of Victoria’s Ian Stewart Recreational Complex).
Seasons & Practice Schedules
Junior U15, U17, U18(g) & U19 Rugby teams practice two evenings a week during their regular VIRU (Vancouver Island Rugby League) season from September through early December depending on playoff schedules. League games are played on Sunday.
Velox Junior Rugby Coaches are experienced rugby players and athletes many who have or may currently play on National and Senior Velox men's & women's teams.
Our Velox coaches are often available to coach in the school league to arrange a school coach contact Mark.
If you enjoy contact sport, want a free flowing game and are keen to develop physical fitness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, get in touch with us today! Velox Coaches are committed to “fair play” and developing “sportsmanship and leadership” skills along with the game.
Rugby clubs have traditionally encouraged full family participation. Please ask how you can support your athlete and club through any number of volunteer activities.
We have several fundraisers that we encourage your participation;
1) Royal Victoria Marathon fence removal (Thanksgiving Sunday)
2) BC Rugby union Win-Win Raffle = Sell 10 x $50 tickets
3) Sign up to use the Thrifty's card (5% of your grocery bill goes to your team)
4) Christmas tree recycling in January
5) Be a Team Manager, or Club Representative for Hosting teams
The 2009-2010 season will start with our annual “Kick-off Clinic” and registration on Sunday, 6th September. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. – Through 12:00 during which time the young players will have a fun “training” session run by senior club members!
Recent guests include;
Oct – Friends School, Ire
Nov - U17 Longridge Towers, UK (Second Visit)
Aug - U14 Alberta XV (2008 Canada Games Trial)
Aug - U14 Ontario XV (2008 Canada Games Trial)
Aug - U16 & U18 Gravesend Grammar School
Aug - U16 Richmond School Kent, UK
Aug - U18 Blundells School 1st XV, Kent, UK
Aug - U19 Giggleswick School, Yorkshire, UK
July - U19 Down High School, Belfast, Ire
July - U17 & U18 Seven Oaks School, Kent, UK
July - U19 Down High School, Downs, Ire,
April - U17 Salisbury, South Wiltshire, England
April - U17 Kings School Derby, England
April - U18 & U16 St Gerard, Ireland
Mar - U17 Cardinal Newman/Santa Rosa Ca USA
Nov - U17 & U19 Larne Grammar Sc, Co Antrim, Ire.
Aug - U17 Llandovery Wales (UK)
July - U20 Yorkshire Terriers Club (UK)
June - U17 Westmon School, Pontypool, Wales (UK)
April - U16 Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange, NSW (Aus)
April - U17 Kristen School (NZ)
April - U16 RGS Guilford School Surrey (UK)
April - U16 Strathcona-Tweedsmuir, Alberta (Can)
Oct - U16 Longridge Towers (UK)
For more information about rugby in British Columbia, see the BC Rugby Union website www.bcrugby.com.
Spring Youth & Mini Rugby Boys & Girls Ages 6 – 13
(SEE YOUTH RUGBY PAGE)
Sept – December (introduction to rugby with exhibition games)
January– April 2009 Regular Youth / Mini season