BOW VALLEY RUGBY CLUB Presents
For the third year, we are fortunate that Tyler Hawes, a former Team Canada player, will be coaching at our Bow Valley Rugby Academy for Intermediaries and Advanced players. We also welcome Adrian Turner this year (Bow Valley Rugby Junior Head Coach) to run our Academy for Beginners and Intermedairies players.
Both programs are designed for teenagers 13 years and above to improve their current rugby skills. Separting the academies enables the coaches to provide skill based training at the appropriate level of the player.
Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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Playball is a unique and specialised, age appropriate sports coaching program, which teaches physical competence, life skills and school readiness skills. As Playball takes a holistic approach to early childhood development, the program develops children physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
The program will run on a Monday evening between 6-7pm for 10 weeks from Monday April 29, 2013 until July 15, 2013 at Mitford Middle School Playing Fields in Cochrane (no sessions on bank holiday Mondays).
All spaces now filled!
Bow Valley Rugby Club runs programs for ALL ages, shapes, sizes and genders. It offers a unique blend of indoor, non-contact rugby during the winter months and outdoor rugby in the spring and summer.
Bow Valley Cubs (U9) taking on the challenge in open play.
Bow Valley Bears (U13) on the prowl and hungry for action.
Focused as a community program, like soccer and baseball, community rugby provides a safe, friendly environment where kids can learn the basics of rugby: running, handling, passing, team work, positioning, communication and, where age appropriate, tackling and the more developed skills needed to play.
Rugby is the number one contact team sport in the world and has been played competitively for more than 120 years in Alberta. The Rugby World Cup is an international competition held every 4 years and enjoys the world’s second largest TV audience (behind the soccer World Cup) with more than 3 billion viewers. Rugby 7s is the latest team sport to be included in the Olympics debuting in 2016 in Brazil.
More high school athletes play rugby than any other team sport in the ASAA, across Alberta. Far from being a marginal sport, it is a global activity that players continue to enjoy for many years after leaving school and where they make friends for life.
Statistics demonstrate that rugby is a far safer sport than hockey and football, combined, and the cost is one of the lowest for team sport in Cochrane.
The outdoor, contact and tackle version of rugby has produced some outstanding results. Players have represented Alberta at the Under 16 and Under 18 levels 4 times in the last 6 years, with the Under 16 captain coming from Cochrane 3 times in the past 5 years.
In 2010 Brandon Harrison captained the team at Rugby Canada nationals while Mackenzie Tivendale and Rhys Davies were his predecessors in 2009 and 2008. In 2011, Dave Evans, a player who learnt his rugby with the Coyotes (latterly Bow Vally Rugby Club) and the combined Bow Valley/Cochrane High School team, made the Team Canada U17 team. Connor Turner, the son of our current Head Coach, Adrian, made the Team Canada U17 reserve team and now attends Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island. Many other athletes from the Cochrane area and the Coyotes team have also gained Provincial honors in the period since Community Rugby was founded in 2005.
The goal of the organization is to encourage participation by the parents as well as the players and, opportunities to coach, and support the teams and program, are always open.
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