Bytown Blues Update January 31st 2017

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Blues Winter Training

Following the huge success of the Mini training last week, with over 50 kids playing rugby, mens training is back on for February 4th!!!

Winter training continues this Saturday with the senior men, who are encouraging the juniors to join them. With 10 sessions, at the Lees Dome, we should have a great ability to keep our bodies ready for the season. These are full contact training sessions, with coaches being present and fun guaranteed. It is a 10$ drop in fee. JUNIORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN AND PARTICIPATE.


Saturday 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Jan 7 – Apr 9
1/3 of the field

Blues U18 chosen to Canada Camp

Our own Gabriel Casey from Nepean High School has been selected to go to the u18 camp for a spot to tour Europe in early April. This continues the blues rich tradition of sending junior members to High Performance Camps for Ontario and Canada.

Rugby Canada’s Full write up is HERE

Blues Classics Recruitment

Blues Classics have registered to play in the Vintage Rugby Carnival. We need to start putting a team together.
It would be good to get someone to coordinate the team, separate from the organizing committee.
The age group is 40+. There are two levels of play; competitive which has regular rucking, line outs etc OR social where short line outs has everyone on their knees, no competitive lineouts, scrums etc. The draft itinerary has Opening Ceremony and reception on the Sun. Aug 20 late afternoon. The reception includes food, beer and wine; Mon is a rugby day; one game with the opportunity to play with other teams or drink beer with 600 rugby friends; Tues we are looking at an International Business Reception, free food, beer and wine for those who register; Wed another rugby day; Fri a rugby day and Sat night a banquet with food, beer and wine included. There may be other activities which are not included in the price such as the Craft Beer Festival or a Red Blacks game if there is one scheduled.
The cost per player for the weeks activities is $350.00. This includes the above mentioned plus the hidden costs to put the event on: tent rentals, entertainment, athletic therapists etc
If you are interested in participating please e-mail

Try Rugby Free Rugby Sessions!

The Bytown Blues and Ottawa Irish are teaming up to bring more kids into rugby!! We have organised days for new players to try out our favourite sport by offering Co-ed games For new and returning players, 4-12 Years of age. These will occur on the last Saturday of the Month. There will be senior men players present for the Blues Sessions to talk to parents and to help with drills and rugby!


January 28th, 5-6 pm, University of Ottawa

February 25th, 5-6 pm, University of Ottawa

March 25th, 9-10 am, Hornet’s Nest, Bearbrook Road

April 29th, 9-10 am, Hornet’s Nest, Bearbrook Road

To register, please Contact: or

As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at


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