Bytown Blues Update March 21st 2017

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Blues Winter Training

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

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.

Try Rugby Free Rugby Sessions! One this Week!

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!


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

Level 1 Refereeing Course

“Eastern Ontario Youth Rugby Programs are looking for High School aged players to take the Rugby Referee course and be a Referee at the Youth Festivals over the summer. Earn some extra cash or have your volunteer hours signed off for High School!

For more information, please contact Melissa Duff at

The next Referee Course is April 8, 2017 (in Ottawa)”

I assume you contact them to find out where and at what time the actual session it.

Growing the Game Workshop

Rugby Ontario is running some workshops to try and grow the game. The Ottawa workshop info is as follows:

Tuesday March 28th
Algonquin College – Building P Room 308
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
7-9 pm

The topics for discussion at this year’s Growing the Game Workshops are:

  1. Recruitment and retention
  2. Rugby Canada Age Grade Variations
  3. Fundraising & Sponsorship
  4. High Performance App
  5. Open discussion on local rugby matters

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
  • Scorers
  • 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


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