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 teams 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 practice from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays each week through the summer at Terry Fox Elementary School, 6400 Jeanne d’Arc Blvd N, Orleans ON K1C 2S7
Junior dues for the 2016 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.