Bytown Blues Update March 14th 2017Posted on:
Success for a Blues Player at Vancouver 7s
Our own Gabe Casey was a part of the gold medal winning U18 Ontario 7s team at the Vancouver 7s this past weekend. Ontario overall was very successful, with both of their U18 7s team reaching the finals and facing off against each other for the Gold. Ontario 1 took it and dominated the tournament. Ontario 1 results:
Ont 1 vs Newfoundland: 38-0
Ont 1 vs New Brunswick: 38-0.
Ont 1 vs Alberta: 14-7
Ont 1 vs Saskatchewan: 61-0
Semi-Finals: Ont 1 vs. 10-5
Final: Ont1 vs Ont 2: 29-7
Full Ontario Write up can be found HERE
Blues Winter Training
Off season keeps rolling along. So get ready to train at 1645 so we can hop right on the field.
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 8
1/3 of the field
Men’s U19 Blues Holding Open Player Identification Sessions
The Blues U19 Men’s team is holding open player identification sessions. Information regarding these sessions can be seen below:
Dates: April 22nd & 30th and May 6th & 7th (4 dates total)
On-field focus: Individual core skills, unit skills, positional specific skill development, game-play.
Off-field focus: Strength & Conditioning introduction, mental skills in game preparation, tactical/technical review.
Cost: $110 for full program.
Players wishing to register for the Identification Block are asked to use the link below to register and make payment.
Identification Block registration: https://membersrugbyontario.sportngin.com/register/form/678462312
Blues Kukri Custom Store
As we speak we are building the online store for the Bytown Blues. This will run for 2 weeks of sales. At the end of the time period we will be getting all the kit delivered to one location and will hand out the items as they will have your name on the package.
This year we plan on having rain jackets, track pants, Bucket hats and playing gear. Keep your ear to the ground as the store will be open for 2 weeks.
Communications Coordinators for the 2017 Season
So the Comms team is looking for volunteers to help with content for the 2017 season across all our teams. This includes Photos and Game Reports or Match summaries, the name is still in focus group testing. These items would all be published on our website and spread across our network, mostly going out on the Tuesday of each week. We are looking to connect everyone in the club with the results and successes of all teams across the club. This would include:
- Score, location, league
- Line-up for the game
- 250 words on how the game went
- Clear blues bias is allowed and encouraged
If you’re interested in helping the club out you can fill out this google form HERE
As of right now we have 2 amazing volunteers. So do not think you have to be available for everything, just what you can.
Also, speaking of Photos, you can find all photos associated with the Blues hosted on Flickr HERE
As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org