The Club’s objective in running junior rugby programs is to encourage the growth of the sport, and to develop player skills and character.
The Junior boys compete in the Eastern Ontario u18 league against the Ottawa Indians, Ottawa Irish, Ottawa Scottish, Bytown Blues and teams from the Seaway Valley. The season starts in June and ends in August, with playoffs at the end of the summer.
The OBBRFC adheres to the highest standards of player safety. In addition to following Rugby Canada’s PlaySmart guidelines, junior players must attend a minimum of 2 practices before they can be permitted to participate in games.
The Junior Beavers welcome players from all schools, but are the closest junior boys rugby team to the following high schools:
- St. Peter High School
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
- St. Matthew High School
- Cairine Wilson Secondary School
- École secondaire Garneau
- École secondaire Béatrice-Desloges
The Junior Beavers practice from 6:30 – 8:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays each week through the summer at St. Peter High School, 750 Charlemagne Blvd, Orléans, ON K4A 3M4
Junior dues for the 2017 season are $250, which are the least expensive dues for a u18 team in the city.
Notwithstanding, the OBBRFC junior program strives to ensure that financial reasons do not present a barrier to entry into the sport of rugby. If you or your child is interested in playing junior rugby but the registration fee is an issue, there are a number of volunteer hour opportunities available over the course of the season that can be used to reduce an individual player’s dues as well as to count towards high school volunteer hour requirements.