Saturday the 14th saw all senior ARFC teams in action at home.
ARFC Women pushed a tough Burnaby squad to their limit and at half time only 1 point separated the sides. Burnaby scored some late tries to pull away. The women travel to Kamloops and look to get their first win on the season. A full match report from Burnaby can be found here: http://bcrugbynews.com/show_news.cfm?ID=3279
The division 3 men started off their year and their return to the league with a nice win over a tough Ridge Meadows squad with a 34-24 win. New players are always welcome to try 3rds. September 21st the 3rds travel to Kamloops.
The division 2 men put on a nice display of attacking rugby and put away United 41-12. Great to see the team success with so many new and young faces out on the field. Division 2 travels to Kamloops to play the 2018-19 finalists from Div.2 in what will be a stiff test for the young team.
Match Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W6vLl73uE8
Division 1 men put a on a display for the fans watching as they took United to task and ran away with a 64-21 victory. Abbotsford played with 14 men for a large majority of the game after receiving a red card. It has been a treat to watch this team as they play a positive brand of rugby combining their with backs and forwards to find and attack space. Division 1 men have a week off before they play again at Port Alberni.
Match Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNzRERZ7RU
A great start to the men's division 1 and 2 seasons. A couple nice wins over valley rival, Surrey. Big week of training starts tuesday!
Div 2 men weathered the storm at the start of their game and then put a thrashing on Surrey. 57 - 10.
Div 1 men had a steady lead throughout the game but Surrey didn't give up till the final whistle. 49 - 32.
Training continues this week as all 4 senior teams play at home on Saturday. If you've been thinking about playing rugby this season, get out to training and help keep the momentum rolling.
Thanks again @northborneogirl for the amazing photography below @ Abbotsford, British Columbia
All 4 teams play at home this Saturday.. and there's a wrestling themed party that night at the clubhouse - see you there
Gather up your friends and family for our big home opener this Saturday. Then leave your family at home(or bring then along), get on your wrestling costume, and come party with us at the rugby club.
Who are you dressing up as?
Sunday: Youth teams in action at home (girls) and boys are away!
43rd Annual Gobbler Tournament
The annual Gobbler Tournament is ALMOST here!!! Spend Thanksgiving weekend playing some rugby and drinking all the beers.
We will be having a social 10s tournament for both men and women! Trust me you do not want to miss out on this!
Another year of rugby is upon us and the ARFC community is buzzing with excitement. The youth programs will once again feature some of the best rugby talent in the province. The club will be running u14/16/19 girls teams, u15/17/19 boys teams and minis again this year.
The ARFC men look to the season as another step in the right direction. Coaches, Dave Chambers and Chris Chalmers have been steadily building a solid program which saw the 1st division men push Bayside all the way in the 2019 BC finals. This year the goal is to go one step further and take home the championship. The division 2 squad also wants to keep building. After missing the playoffs 2 years ago, they came into the quater-finals and pushed a talented Bayside team right to the limit. And finally, the big excitement around the ARFC mens program is the return of the third division squad. Something that Abbotsford was always proud of was being a 3-team club and everyone is excited to have the thirds back in the fold.
The ARFC women again look to have another outstanding season. Last year couldn't have gone much better for the women as they were dominant throughout the season, going undeafeated en route to a BC championship. The season for the ladies gets going on Tuesday as the first training session at Delair gets underway. As always, the womens team welcomes anyone looking to return to rugby or try rugby for the first time.