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BC Rugby – 13 Provincial XVs Teams to Compete in U16 Western Canadian Championships in Kelowna

Girls’ XVs teams from BC and Alberta will be joined by teams from
Manitoba and Saskatchewan for the first time this year.
Image Credit – BC Rugby

VANCOUVER, BC (July 22, 2019) – BC Rugby will host the U16 Western Canadian Championships at Parkinson Recreation Park in Kelowna between from July 25-28.  A total of 13 Boys’ and Girls’ Rugby XVs teams from BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will compete over three days of top-level youth rugby.

The U16 Western Canadian Championships, taking place for the second year, were conceived as a vehicle for athlete development and meaningful competition for top junior rugby players.  A number of players at the tournament will be representing their Province for the first time, bringing an extra element of excitement and pride for those taking to the field.

The level of competition is expected to be even higher this year, with each Province continuing to show positive results from youth development programs in clubs and schools.  Furthermore, both Saskatchewan and Manitoba will field teams U16 Girls Division this year, making for a more diverse and exciting fixture line up for all female athletes.

Live streaming will be available for all games played on Field 1 across the three days of competition, providing families and friends across the Western Provinces the chance to be part of the action.

Tournament Schedule:

Thursday, July 25 – First KO 9:30am, Last KO 1:30pm
Friday, July 26 – First KO 9:30am, Last KO 1:30pm
Saturday, July 27 – Rest Day – no matches
Sunday, July 28 – First KO 9:00am, Last KO 1:30pm

Find detailed match schedules at

Parkinson Recreation Park in Kelowna will once again be
the venue for the U16 Western Canadian Championships
 Image Credit – BC Rugby

2019 U16 Western Canadian Championships

When: July 25, 26 & 28, 2019

What: U16 Western Canadian Championsips

Who: Thirteen Provincial Boys’ and Girls’ XVs teams from BC, Alberta, Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Time: First matches KO 9:30am (9:00am on Sunday)

Where: Parkinson Recreation Park, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4P9 

Photographers are reminded to respect all field linings so as not to impede match officials.

More details including the daily match schedules and live stream links are available at

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The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through around 60 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.





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