Bytown Blues Update for February 24th

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Final Week of February and my face hurts when I go outside, so all the more reason to go to training which is all INDOORS!!! Training times this week are as follows:


  • Time: Saturday 18:00-20:00
  • Location: Lees Campus Dome ‚Äú200 Lees Avenue¬†Ottawa Ont. K1S 5S9‚Ä≥

Bytown Blues Old Boys: 

  • Time:¬†Saturday Feb 28th 18:00 – 20:00 pm
  • Blues Old Boys (BOBs) and Senior Men Touch
  • First 20 minutes will be flag rugby session for mini coaches
  • Back to Celtic Cross for pints and replay of Wales vs France 6 Nations match
  • Discuss BOBs team management and structure for 2015″

Senior Men (15$ drop in fee): 

  • Touch session 18:00
  • Encouraged to go to the¬†Celtic Cross for pints and replay of Wales vs France 6 Nations match after the touch session.

Club: CSAD Training (open to all club members)

  • Time: Monday 18:00-19:00
  • CSAD Gym: “Unit 1, 1665 Russell Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4B8‚Ä≥

In news this week we have some bulletins:

Coaching Course in March

The Coaching Course for Rugby Canada has been announced to be¬†March 7/8, St Pete’s High School in Orleans, Stomping grounds of the Shaw clan and a number of members of the Blues. You are advised to¬†register as soon as possible, as you are required to complete a workbook prior to the start of the course. For more information you should contact Lee Powell or e-mail us with any questions.

Fort Lauderdale Success

A number of current and former blues headed down to the “39th annual Ft. Lauderdale ‘Ruggerfest” this weekend. It was a excellent tournament and the local Ft Lauderdale Rugby Club were excellent hosts while a number fo their members competed along side some Blues. The invitational team “Fathers & Sons” (comprised of many Blues players¬†and Ajax Wanderers players) took home the Club Championship trophy beating out the Nassau Renegades from the Bahamas. The +45 team “Myths and Legends” comprising of many former blues players had a good showing as well being cheered on by all the young lads.

In Ontario News: Rugby Ontario is looking for applicants to multiple¬†regional development program coaching and managing positions in the Ontario East region. If you’d like to see these post click HERE

Las Vegas 7s

Members of the Blues participated in the Las Vegas 7s tournament representing Ontario East. They played an Academy side from the GTA, an All American High school side, and another academy from Colorado. EORU wrote a nice summary on the tournament as the team went 1-2 on the day and you can see that HERE.

Rugby Summer Camp for Juniors

The uOttawa GeeGees Womens Varsity Rugby team is running a Rugby Camp during the summer this year. These camps are in two groups; Ages 10-13 and 14-16, for the week of June 29th to July 4th (excluding July 1st).  The uOttawa website offers this as a description for the camp:

” The uOttawa Gee-Gees offer the only specialized rugby camp of its kind. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the best. With access to the most current standards, skill assessment protocols and player development tools in the country, uOttawa Gee-Gees coaching staff, along with current members of the Gee-Gees rugby team, will help develop current athletes into future CIS players and potential Olympians. Campers will be working alongside current members of the Gee-Gees, Quebec and Team Canada. This camp is intended as two-fold: an introduction to rugby to new players and a reintroduction to rugby for experienced players. The program is intended to safely introduce new or inexperienced players to the game of rugby in a small group setting. There will be a low athlete to coach ratio throughout the week More experienced players will be challenged to improve their current level of play. Skill development will be organized by age, ability and gender where appropriate. Training focuses on general skills needed by all players while working with specialized positions. There will also be focus on team tactics, both on offense and defense. Skills learned include: pass-catch, Y-Lines, contact/breakdown, tackle set piece, place kicking, etc. Activities include: free swims at the uOttawa pool, a wide variety of skills and drills, flag rugby tournament, etc.”


That’s all for this week. As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at

Comms Team out.





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