Program Highlights

  • 20-week program (Once a week – September – January)
  • Visit UBC, UVIC, WWU, and TWU; meet the coaches give insight into playing rugby at University and Collegiate levels.
  • Guest speaker Karen Fong-Donahue from Ruggers Edge planning for Collegiate Readiness.
  • Guest coaches and specialized sessions around various areas of the game.
  • Seminars on various topics (Nutrition, University Preparation, Health and Wellness, Weight Training)
  • Strictly Skill Develop


Group 1: Grades 8-9-10 Boys
– Practice Dates/Times: Wednesdays 7-8pm
– Start Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
– End Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Group 2 – Grades 11-12-13 Boys & All Girls All Ages
– Practice Dates/Times: Wednesdays 8-9pm
– Start Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
– End Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Detailed Schedule Highlights

Wednesday, September 11th

Ed Fairhurst (Former National Team Scrum-half and Professional Rugby Player)
Will be working on Spin Passing drill
Bryn Johnson – Will be working on Reaction Catching
Adam Roberts – Will be working on Strength at the contact area and the tackle
7-8pm Will be Grade 9 and 10 Boys
8-9pm Will be Grade 11 and 12 Boys and All Girls (Girls will be with their own group within the group)

Wednesday, September 18th – OFF 

Wednesday, September 25th:

The bus will depart EMS at 300pm for UBC…. We are training at UBC for ONE hour and meeting with their coaches and having a talk from their captain Michael Smith about the importance of balancing School and Sport

Wednesday, October 2nd:

AT EMS library 7-830pm…  Presentation from Ruggers Edge Karen Fong-Donahue….
University Preparation…

Wednesday, October 9th:

The bus will depart EMS at 300pm for TWU…. I will bring water and Pizza on the bus for a snack/dinner…. We are training at TWU for ONE hour and meeting with their Director to hear about TWU… And a campus tour…

Wednesday, October 16th – OFF 

Wednesday, October 23rd:

Andrew Kells Australian Wallaby Professional Rugby Player
Leading a clinic…. Location TBA – May be Indoors at EMS

Wednesday, October 25th:

Day at University of Victoria (Province Wide Pro-D Day)
Leave EMS at 8 am back at 7 pm…. Ferry and Bus are already sorted… We are training with UVIC player James O’Neil former Canada U20 Captain…. Among others 

Wednesday, October 30th – OFF 

Wednesday, November 6th:

Potential Evening at WWU in Bellingham – or potentially bye week

Wednesday, November 13th:

Wrestling BC Coach coming into EMS Box Gym – or potentially at WWU

Wednesday, November 20th:

Wrestling at EMS 

Wednesday, November 27th:

Skills inside EMS 

December and January

Detailed Schedule to be updated. A mix of skills and some conditioning to prepare for their school season…

Next Steps…

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