Bytown Blues Update for March 3rd 2015

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First week of March has arrived! With the temperate weather here, (hopefully to stay) the snow is melting and the wind doesn’t make my face hurt any more. So this year is on the up and up. 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≥

Senior Men: (10$ drop in fee)

  • Time: Saturday 17:55-19:00
  • Location: Lees Dome.

Club: CSAD Training (open to all club members)

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

CSAD Program update:

During the offseason, the Bytown Blues train at CSAD (Centre for Strength and Athlete Development) Gym. Training at CSAD offers the advantage of following sport-specific training programs, ideal for athletes who want to take their rugby fitness to the next level. Players can train on their own time to cater to their personal schedules and TEAM TRAINING SESSIONS ARE OFFERED EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT 6PM. If you follow a CSAD weightlifting routine and put forth an honest effort, you will see marked improvement in your strength, speed and injury recovery time during the rugby season.

CSAD Gym is owned and operated by George Chiappa. George has trained pro and amateur athletes/teams and has decades of training experience. His knowledge on athletic development is extensive. If anyone has inquiries on CSAD training, you may contact the Blues Training Coordinator, Luke Durdin at

Geoge Chiappa – BA, BEd, Spec Ed I

o Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist

o Poliquin International Certification Program 2

o Past Provincial Director, NSCA,

o Biosignature Modulation practitioner I and II

o PIMST practitioner

o Peak performance and athlete development specialist

George can be contacted directly at

Canada Sevens

In case you missed it Rugby Canada got awarded a leg of “The World Rugby Sevens Series” last week. The series will descend on¬†Vancouver‚Äôs BC Place Stadium in¬†March 2016. ¬†This is a huge step for Rugby Canada in their attempt to increase Canada’s footprint on the World Rugby Community. Full release by Rugby Canada can he found HERE.

Canada U-17 Camp in motion.

Bytown Blues own¬†Quinn Nadon-Stencill is participating in Rugby Canada’s U-17 Camp representing Canada East. Running from¬† 27th to March 5th¬†this is an excellent development opportunity for Quinn and we wish him good luck in that Camp. Rugby Canada’s write up can be found HERE.

Coaching course Location Change

The coaching course for March 7/8 location has been changed to Ashbury College. Located at “362 Mariposa Ave, Rockcliffe Park, ON K1M 0T3”

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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