The Ex-Britannia Red Lions are a proud and forward looking rugby club.
We enjoy success on the field and are committed to fostering a good reputation both within the Rugby community and in the local area.
To maintain these standards and to continue to improve both on and off the field we have come up with some common sense standards that we all should strive to achieve.
Coaches, Captains and Executive
1. Always be an example (role model) of how a Brit-Lion should be.
2. Promote the club positively whenever possible.
3. Respect all referees, rugby officials and opponents.
4. Respect, Encourage, Support all players.
5. Promote safety, player well-being always comes first.
6. Always be available, to each other and the players. Good, open and honest communications are vital.
1. Be a proud member and representative of the Brit Lions. Help us foster a thriving, inclusive rugby community.
2. Support your teammates and club members on and off the field.
3. Behave safely and responsibly before, during, and after games.
4. Do not tolerate disrespect, harassment, or discrimination of or by any member of the club. Please speak with a captain, coach, or member of the executive to help resolve the issue.
5. Show respect for opposing teams, and thank them for the game, regardless of outcome.
6. Play within the spirit and the laws of the game. If you are unsure of the rules, ask!
7. Be respectful and show gratitude to coaching staff.
8. Respect referees – never abuse the referees or doubt their decision. Use the captain on the field for communication with the referee.
9. Show respect for the clubhouse and facilities – help look after the fields, clubhouse, and equipment. Please volunteer your time to help with club duties.
10. Always be punctual for games and practices. Inform your coaches should you be absent or late.
11. Show up to each game and practice ready to work hard and learn.
Where is the club located?
The Brit-Lions practice and play on the amazing fields they constructed at John Oliver Park, 11590 Ladner Trunk Road in Delta.
What time and when is training?
During the season training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays and starts promptly at 6.45pm, which means you should be changed, stretched and ready to start your warm up with everyone else at that time. It's usually all over by 8.30pm.
Who can play?
The Brit-Lions have Men’s, Women’s and also boys and girls age grade teams. We cover all age groups.
Do we pay players?
No. The Brit-Lions Rugby Club is an amateur club, which means players pay to play, not the other way around. Playing Rugby for the Brit-Lions is purely for recreation. Your rewards come in non-monetary ways.
Do you find jobs or accommodation for players?
We cannot undertake to guarantee a job or somewhere to live, but we do have our contacts and if you're a Brit-Lion’s player who is in need of work or accommodation we will try to see what we can do.
Why do I have to pay to play Rugby?
Rugby at club level is a user-pays recreation, the same as playing hockey, soccer or any other sport that requires facilities and support infrastructure. That said Rugby at the Brit-Lions is subsidized by the unpaid work of rugby-loving volunteers.
I've never played Rugby. Will I be welcome?
Everyone is welcome. If you're fast and nimble, chunky and slow or tall and gangly you will fit right in. Rugby is a team sport and every player has a part to play.
We have coaches who will teach you the game and if you have a go you will get a great deal of enjoyment out of the game and the friendships that you will make.
Give it a go!
It is expected that all members of the Brit–Lions Rugby Club, past and present, will uphold the character and fundamental values of our club whenever using any forms of social media.
We expect that anyone associated with the club will not act in any way that would affect the image or good character of our club in the local and world-wide community.
Social media is an effective tool that can be used to communicate information within our rugby club and to the rugby community at large when used appropriately.
The Brit-Lions Rugby Club expects everyone to use social media in a respectful and responsible manner.
Social media should never be used to insult, present offensive or inappropriate content or to misrepresent our club or any member of the Brit-Lions or the external rugby community.
Rights & Responsibilities
Anyone associated with the Brit-Lions Rugby Club is expected to show respect to everyone else within our club and in the wider rugby community.
Anyone associated with the Brit-Lions Rugby Club is also expected to give due respect to the reputation and good name of our club.
When using social media, all are expected to ensure that they:
Respect the rights and confidentiality of others;
Do not impersonate or falsely represent another person;
Do not bully, intimidate, abuse, harass or threaten others;
Do not make defamatory comments;
Do not use offensive or threatening language or resort to personal abuse towards each other or any members of the rugby community.
Do not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic or incites violence against others;
Do not post content that harms the reputation and good standing of the Brit-Lions Rugby Club or anyone within the rugby community.
Breach of this Policy
Any breach of this policy will be considered by the Brit-Lions Executive and dealt with on a case by case basis.
This Policy should be followed in conjunction with the existing Brit-Lions Code of Conduct.
Any reports of cyber bullying will be investigated and may result in notification to the Police where the Brit-Lions Rugby Club is obliged to do so.
Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, suspension or expulsion from the Brit-Lions Rugby Club.
Selection policy objective;
To field a competitive team every week of the season with the goal of competing in the play-off finals.
To field a team having the option to make tactical changes and have positional depth.
To field a team that allows for the improvement and development of the team, and the players.
To field a team that has a strong sense of club spirit.
To be considered for team selection a player;
1. Must be registered to train at and play rugby through Rugby Canada for that current year and must also provide proof of payment of registration and club dues.
2. Must regularly attend club practices. Players who cannot attend a club practice or a team game must communicate directly with a team coach in advance the reason why they cannot attend.
3. Must meet the requirements of the position they are being considered to play. The player must be able to safely play the proposed position. The player should be physically fit enough, technically skilled enough and game experienced to play the position they are being considered for.
4. Must show discipline both on and off the field at practices and during games. The player must be reliable, show sportsmanship and be able to integrate with the team. That is they must show up on time for practice and games, they must play fairly, follow the club’s Code of Conduct and they should contribute positively to the team and the club on and off the field before, during and after practices, games and events.
Being selected to spare for the starting team is not always a guarantee of game time.
When there are multiple players available to play the same position the coach will attempt to make changes in a fair and even manner. The number of changes is normally limited to seven players unless both teams, coaches and the referee agree otherwise before the game begins. When multiple players are competing for the same position the coach may offer to install a rotation policy to allow each player to receive game time over the season.
If any injuries occur or if making a player change would be detrimental to the team at that particular time the coach has the final decision on any changes that are made.
At this time the team selection process is done by the Head Coach.
The Head Coach may seek and consider the input of the assistant coaches, the team captain and senior players during the selection process.
Selection process - Grievances or concerns;
Decisions can be made that everyone might not agree with.
The club encourages open constructive communication.
If any player has a concern with any matter involving club policies or procedures they should bring their concern to any of the following people.
The Team Captain, the coach or any member of the Executive.
These club members will address the concern in a formal or non-formal manner depending on the nature of the concern. They will ensure a response to the concern is made within a reasonable period of time.
Any player who was injured (or was absent and had previously communicated the reason for their absence to the coach) for only one game can be selected in the position he last played. Players who miss more than one game through an injury should provide proof that they are cleared to resume rugby contact and game conditions.
Players that have suffered an injury that required any additional treatment after a game has ended must complete a club Accident Report form with the coach and club trainer.