John Cannon, who was described as one of the best rugby players to have ever come out of Abbotsford, passed away on March 19th 2016 at the age of 35. John began playing rugby in high school, first playing rugby at WJ Mouat Secondary and then for Abbotsford Senior, where he graduated from in 1998. He first represented Canada on an Under-17 tour to England in 1996 at the age of 15.
John was not only respected on the field for his skill, toughness, and tenacity but also off the field for his caring nature and love of life. Having progressed through the Canadian pathway of rugby development, John was well aware of the financial commitment required to play rugby for British Columbia and Canada. It had long been John’s dream to set up a fund to assist Abbotsford rugby players in pursuing representative rugby. This grant is a lasting reminder of John’s desire to give back to the game that gave him so much.
grade K-3: Sunday - 1030-1130
grade 4-7: Sunday - 10-1130 & Wednesday - 530-630
Practice Location: Delair Park, Abbotsford
Home Game Location (Sunday): Exhibition Park, Abbotsford
Away Game Locations (Sunday): Various sites around the Lower Mainland (Schedule TBA)
Cost: $80 (If you registered and paid for the mini-camp, you do not need to register again)
How to register:
Mini-rugby players are not required to be vaccinated. However, in the event that vaccinations are required by the province of BC, BC Rugby or Rugby Canada, Abbotsford RFC will not offer any refunds.
Mini Rugby Contacts:
ARFC Mini Rugby Coordinator: Richard Wimmer
2022 Fees: $80 Mini Rugby
To view the current schedule for each of the Spring 2022 teams please click on a link below:
BC Rugby has introduced a mandatory vaccination policy for all players aged 12+. All players must be double vaccinated by Oct. 27th. Please contact your local team representative for more information on how to provide proof of vaccination. Below is the link to BCRU policy.
Rugby in British Columbia has returned! Our COVID-19 safety protocols and sanctioning through BC Rugby are still in place to keep our members safe. We are excited to get back to contact rugby this season.
The following programs are being offered during Fall 2021:
Youth Boys - U15, U17, U19: Tuesday/Thursday TBD
Youth Girls - U14, U16, U19: Monday/Wednesday TBD
Senior Rugby (Men-Division 1,2,3 and Women -Division 1): Tuesday/Thursday 6:30pm (Delair)
Registration is open at https://rugbycanada.sportlomo.com/
For more information, visit individual team pages
Looking forward to seeing you on the field!
The 2020 season at the ARFC has been unlike any other. Our season was cut short in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All games, practices, and social activities were halted and rugby has been paused until now.
In the 2020-2021 season we now are returning to rugby in a safe, fun, and new way. We are offering modified rugby for youth and senior members until December 2020 when we will get new instructions from Rugby Canada and BC Rugby on what we can and cannot offer. For more information on what we can do please visit the BC Rugby return-to-play website: https://www.bcrugby.com/returntorugby/. You can also view the approved ARFC return-to-play plan on our website. See individual team pages for more details on registration, COVID-19 protocols, and other updates.
- Currently playing, or has previously played, rugby in Abbotsford
- Currently playing rugby at a high school, club, university, or elite rugby program
Between 17 and 23 years of age on September 30th of the year in which the grant is awarded
If you want to apply, please find the required documents here: