(Photo courtesy of Harry Carter)
When do you train?
Monday and Wednesday evenings with league games on Saturdays.
How much does it cost?
The cost of participation for all groups is $210.
When does the season typically start and finish?
Training begins mid April through to mid July. There is then a summer break resuming end of August and continuing through to beginning of October.
This year, 2013, the following training sessions between 7-8pm are confirmed as follows:
29th April 1st May
6th May 8th May
13th May 15th May
27th May 29th May
3rd June 5th June
10th June 12th June
17th June 19th June
24th June 26th June
8th July 10th July
15th July 17th July
9th September 11th September
16th September 18th September
23rd September 25th September
(no training on Bank Holiday Mondays)
The Saturday league games have yet to be confirmed but will more than likely commence 4th May. Dates will be made available as soon as they are confirmed.
Where do you train?
Our home pitch is on Mitford School playing fields next to the parking lot.
All home games are played in Cochrane but we travel to other Clubs for some league games.
What equipment/clothes should I bring/wear?
You do not need to bring any equipment. Everything will be provided so that you can learn/play the game of rugby.
For training you need to wear sports clothing but no hoodies or zippers for safety reasons. Soccer cleats are usually recommended when the grass/mud is dry (which it more than likely will be when the children play - Town of Cochrane close the pitch if it is too wet).
It is compulsory for all children to wear a mouthguard. Standard ones can be purchased at any good sports store. If gagging is a problem then a fitted one is recommended. Bow River Dental Centre (located behind Macdonalds in Cochrane) can fit one for you in a couple of days but they do cost more than standard ones.
Jerseys and shorts will be provided for festival/league games. A deposit of $50 in the form of a cheque will be taken for each kit given out. This will be returned once the full kit is handed back in, in a satisfactory state.
Children will receive a pair of navy blue rugby socks, included in the fee.
What are the game rules for the U13, U15, U17 and U19 Teams?
U13 AJRA Rules
Plus no lifting in the lineout and no push in the scrum (hookers can contest)
U15 AJRA Rules
Plus no lifting in the lineout
2011 AJRA U17 & U19 Ruleshttp://www.irblaws.com/downloads/EN/U19_Var_EN.pdf
What else should I know?
We are fortunate to have an experienced coach, Adrian Turner, at the Under 13 level, who has coached overseas and at Provinical level. He is assisted by John Livermore.
Click here for results of U13 2012 season games.
(Photo courtesy of Ray Rizner)
Do the Bears have a sponsor?
Visit Caledonian Exteriors website at: http://www.caledonianexteriors.com/ and/or contact them on (403) 932-1216
Round #3 - (Mid-week game) (July 7 - 13)
Round #4 - (Weekend Game) (July 7 - 13)
Round #5 - (Mid-week game) (July 14-20)
Round #6 - (Weekend Game) (July 14-20)
Round #7 - (Mid-week Game) (July 21-27)
Round #8 - (Weekend Game) (July 21-27)
Round #9 - (Mid-week Game) (July 28-Aug 08)
Southern Alberta Final - (Weekend Game) (Aug 11-17)
Provincial Final - (Weekend Game) (Aug 18-24)
During 2012, Bow Valley entered a team into the U17/U19 girls league. This team was made up of girls from Bow Valley Cochrane High School team, some girls new to the sport and some girls with provincial and national experience. The team has developed strongly throughout the season and have been successful in winning most of the league games played. The girls have received tremendous support from the community with good crowds attending each home match.