The Bytown Blues Junior Winter Rugby Program

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The Bytown Blues Junior winter rugby program is officially off the ground.

We have been able to secure Dome time at the University of Ottawa, Lees Avenue Campus. The Ottawa U Dome is now up and running.

The Blues U16 coaches, Bob Shaw, Kerry Labine, Kevin Smith, and Jim Shaw will be running the winter program.

We look forward to working with the players from both the U16 and U18 teams from last season. We would like to keep the momentum from two outstanding seasons moving forward,  if you played Blues U16 or U18 you are welcome to attend the winter program as well, even if you are not U18 in 2014.

We intend to work on all individual skills – ball handling, passing, running, tackling and kicking. We also plan to incorporate unit skills – attack, counter-attack, scrummage, line-outs and restarts.

We will be getting a head start on the 2014 season.

For the U18’s we will be preparing for the April game with the touring side from New Zealand. As well, for both teams, we will be preparing for a repeat trip to Toronto to play Balmy Beach and watch Canada host Scotland (in June).

This would also be an excellent opportunity to introduce some of your high school teammates to club rugby, or just practice their rugby skills.


Important Dates and Notes:


  • University of Ottawa Dome (Google Maps)
  • Lees Campus
  • Time: Saturdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm



  • 12 Weeks!
  • Jan 11 – April 12
  • excluding March 8 & 15, March Break weekends



  • $200 per player (12 sessions).
  • $240 for non-Blues registered players (12 sessions, extra 40$ is for insurance)
  • CASH or CHEQUE payable to Bytown Blues RFC


Please note: For insurance purposes, all Blues players who were fully registered this year are covered until April 30th. Any non-Blues players would have to pay a small $40 winter registration fee to be covered under the Rugby Canada/Ontario insurance package.





Blues registered players:

Nothing to fill out, just your signature on the cheques, or cash. and an updated email/contact if different


Non-Blues players:

We need them to fill out RC form and Blues emergency info page, with OHIP number and parent to sign, if not 18.


Registration day:

Date: Saturday, Dec 14

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm


  • Canterbury Community Center (Google Maps)
  • 2185 Arch Street
  • This is where registration was  held last year for March/April registrations


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jim Shaw (Bytown Blues Junior Manager) (

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