Many of you hae been reacing out asking what is happening with rugby and when we can get back to the pitch.
The Brit Lions are all. itching to return to John Oliver Park and join together in some form or another of rugby. The reality right now is we are still held to task by restrictions set by the Provincal Health Officer, Dr, Henrey and Rugby BC's guidlines.
Below is the latest from CEO Annabel Kehoe from Rugby BC
February 5, 202
Earlier today, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the extension of the current Public Health Order with no definitive end date. This extension maintains the restrictions that are in place for sport as specified in the Gathering and Events Order updated on January 8, 2021. This extension is likely to last the month of February, although Dr. Bonnie Henry made clear the opened ended extension is intentional.
What does this mean for Rugby in 2021?
This latest update from Dr. Bonnie Henry has changed our expectations, pushing out the likely resumption of Phase 3 Rugby to late March. Additionally, from Dr. Henry's comments today, we infer that youth and adult sport will continue to be treated separately.
While we remain hopeful that a spring season of non-contact rugby will be possible, at least for youth, with this extension, we will now be shifting our focus to planning summer and fall programming and leagues to support Club planning. Particularly in reference to inter-club leagues, this will be a collaborative process to design a season that will still need to accommodate COVID restrictions and advisories while offering players meaningful play.
What can be delivered under the current PHO?
Under the current Public Health Order, sanctioned Clubs may only deliver Phase 2 Rugby programming to youth participants with one significant change: all participants must "maintain a distance of three metres from one another while engaged in the group sport".
To comply with both the Public Health Order and Rugby's Phase 2, this means:
Wishing you all good health and good spirits,
Chief Executive Officer, BC Rugby
For Us at the Brit Lions, we want to keep things fun and safe. To that end we will continue to hold off on any rugby at this time.
Check back for updates and please continue to reach out with your questions.
Brit Lions Rugby
Located in the heart of the Lower Mainland the Brit Lions Rugby Club plays out of Delta BC and is only a 45 minute drive outside of Vancouver. We have all your BC Rugby needs with our Division 2 Senior Men's Rugby Team, Division 1 Senior Women's Rugby Team, Junior Rugby Team (ages 13-18yrs), Mini Rugby Team (ages 6-13yrs) and NEW Rookie Rugby Programs (ages 3-8yrs) offered through the City of Delta.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed how we train, play and celebrate the sport of Rugby. Rugby Canada, the national governance body for Rugby, Rugby BC the Provincial body and the Provincial Medical Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry have provided guidelines and protocols to lead our sport in making rugby safe for all players and coaching staff. The Brit-Lions have embraced and met the designated protocols. We welcome back our veterans and new members as we navigate the new face of rugby.
*TRAINING TIMES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE*
60 MIN TRAINING SESSIONS
(please visit 2020/21 rugby section for details)
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When current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PLAY FULL CONTACT RUGBY IN EARLY 2021 AGAINST TEAMS CLOSE TO DELTA (10 players a side). Your participation will help our Club plan for the next phase of return to rugby