RUGBY ONTARIO ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY-DEVELOPED JUNIOR SEVENS SERIES FOR FALL 2016
Rugby Ontario is excited to announce that a fall junior sevens series has been developed in conjunction with members of Ontario’s rugby community. The circuit, called the Ontario Junior Sevens Series, is set to launch in September 2016.
The eight-tournament series will allow teams across Ontario – including clubs, high schools, and academies that run junior sevens programs – to participate together in well-organized events that provide varied competition. As a result, organizations, managers, and coaches can focus on the recruitment and development of players by offering an alternative fall sport with a full and predictable sevens schedule.
Each tournament in the Ontario Junior Sevens Series is community-driven: each competition is self-sufficient, offers a sevens festival environment with unique local flair, and is fully organized by members of their respective local rugby communities.
Club, high school, and academy teams are encouraged to save the dates of the Ontario Junior Sevens Series tournaments. Further tournament details will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the coming months. Should team representatives be interested in learning more about any of the tournaments in the Ontario Junior Sevens Series, including registration details, tournament contacts are listed below.
For more details behind the Ontario Junior Sevens Series Initiative, please read the supplementary document spearheaded by coalition lead David Owen.
Ontario Junior Sevens Series Tournament List
Sept. 17-18 – The Q-META Cup – George Jones Fields (Brantford, Ont.)
Tournament Registration Contact: Jacquie Cornick, email@example.com
Sept. 24-25 – TIRF Rugby 7s – Sunnybrook Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Tournament Registration Contact: Paul Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8-9 – Whitu 7s – Twin Elm Rugby Park (Ottawa, Ont.) *Format may differ
Tournament Registration Contact: Sonny Raina, email@example.com
Oct. 15-16 – Pumpkinfest 7s – Waterford District High School (Waterford, Ont.)
Tournament Registration Contact: Ian Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 29-30 – Tournament To Be Announced
Nov. 5-6 - Rugby Ontario Junior Club Championships, (Guelph Ont. University of Guelph)
Tournament Registration Contact: Joe Schissler, email@example.com
Nov. 19-20 – Niagara 7s – Brock University (St. Catharines, Ont.)
Tournament Registration Contact: Bram Cotton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Junior Sevens Series Tournament Divisions
U18 Men’s Premier
U18 Women’s Premier
U18 Men’s Open
U18 Women’s Open
U16 Men’s Open
U16 Women’s Open
U14 Men’s Open
U14 Women’s Open