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Rugby Manitoba Coaching Clinic

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (163)
Rugby Manitoba will be hosting an Introduction to Competition coaching clinic.  We are pleased to announce that John Long from Alberta will be conducting the course alongside Manitoba’s own, Guy McKim.  To register for this clinic please visit coach.rugbycanada.ca .  No offline registrations will be accepted.  Once you have registered you will have to complete the pre-task workbook and have your 2013 IRB Rugby Ready certificate.  This must be printed out and ready to hand in the first day of the course.
Introduction to Competition
Cost $250 – this includes the $50 evaluator fee for practical assessment.
Friday November 1st                           Saturday November 2nd                      Sunday November 3rd
6:00pm-10:00pm                                9:00am-5:00pm                                      10:00am-4:00pm
Sport Manitoba Building                    Red River College                                   Red River College
145 Pacific Ave                                      2055 Notre Dame Ave.                         2055 Notre Dame Avet.
Winnipeg, MB                                         Winnipeg, MB                                             Winnipeg, MB
 
Required materials:
Proper clothing for running around
Paper
Pen/pencil
Printed material from workbook

MRU Finals- Brandon is Hosting!

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM Comments comments (41)
To All Rugby Manitoba Clubs and Members,
The Brandon Barbarians RFC would like to formally invite all clubs, members and fans out to join us on Saturday October 5th to celebrate the Rugby Manitoba Championships. We as a club take a great amount of pride in hosting events and would just like to outline the agenda for the day and some general guidelines.
The canteen, BBQ and beer garden will open at Noon until 8pm. The entire park is licensed and this means that you can consume your beverage anywhere within John Reilly Field. We do ask that no outside alcohol be brought in to the facility (unfortunately this includes champagne for celebrations) and that you do not leave the park with open alcohol.
Parking is available in our usual parking lot as well an overflow parking lot across the street that will be clearly marked. These parking lots will be regularly patrolled to ensure MLCC compliance and we ask that you all respect this.
With the amount of spectators and players expected and the beer garden being extended to include the entire park we also ask that no dogs or pets be permitted on the field. This is a liability issue and on such a busy day we do feel that it would be inappropriate to have dogs there
As Rugby Manitoba stated the first game of the day will Kick Off at 11:45. This game will take place on field #2 (the south pitch) while the remainder of the games will take place on Field #1 (which is our typical match field). The games are scheduled to kick off at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 respectively. We would ask that all teams be ready five minutes early to allow time for the National Anthem. For the presentation of the anthems, please line up on your half of center on the 15 yard line facing the crowd, while the officials will line up in between the two teams.
Field two will be available for warm up after the initial match, water is available in the building in our parking lot via an outside tap, and change rooms will be located between the two fields.
Rugby Manitoba awards presentation will be hosted shortly after the final match of the day, this will take place on the deck in front of field #1.
Sandy Donald and Scott Harland will be the Match Commissioners for the day and they will ensure that games start on time and that celebrating teams clear the playing field in a timely manner.
For any teams or individuals spending the night in Brandon to celebrate the end of another rugby season, we have arranged a social for the Saturday night at the Roadhouse Night Club located in the Canad Inns. Tickets will be available to purchase at the beer garden at a cost of $5.
Finally congratulations and best of luck to all teams that have qualified for their respective final, we are looking forward to seeing everyone this coming Saturday. And if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly [email protected] or 204-573-2772.
Regards,
Jon Fitzpatrick
President BBRFC
204-573-2772

Adult Flag Rugby

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM Comments comments (58)
 Just a reminder that Adult Flag Rugby is at 7pm Wednesday August 28th at the Pitch! That's this Wednesday folks! No experience needed, but its always nice to see some former players mingling with some first timers!

Brandon Barbs Youth Rugby

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM Comments comments (83)

 The BBRFC Youth Program runs from ages 5-9 yrs for flag (non-contact) at a cost of $60.00. Junior (contact) runs from ages 10-13 yrs at a cost of $85.00. This season, we are "opening" our registration to 14 yr old players. They will be registered as Junior (contact) at a fee of $85.00. This will be a developement/skills program to ready the players prior to their High school programs in the Spring. 

For more information, contact Mel Tallant-Townsend @ [email protected]

Rockin the Fields- Free pass for volunteers

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM Comments comments (29)
Hello Everyone!
We are still looking for volunteers to work at Rockin the Fields of Minnedosa on August Long. There are shifts available from 4pm-2am every night and you can get a weekend pass for your help. Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights still need covered off!
 
This is a great volunteering opportunity (you pretty much just listen to bands) to support both the club and the community.
Hope you can join us!
 
Contact Jessie Brady for more details (or let Evan/Owen know that your interested and they will put you in touch!)

Brandon Search & Rescue requesting help

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (41)

(for anyone who might not know- Brian Fowell and the Brandon Search & Rescue are the ones in florescent vests who bring ice to us and tend to our wounds on the rugby pitch)

ASKING For Help –VOLUNTEERS to Help with Parking for CANADA DAY Celebrations JULY 1  at the discovery center. Please Call Me  204-761-5165 or Email[email protected] Shifts 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM –  5:00  PM to 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM July 1 2013 Riverbank Discovery Centre . Will Provide .Safety Vests-Water-Sandwiches- Training And Most Of All A Very Big Thank You From Me and Brandon Regional Search and Rescue.
I am Running out of time and we need Helper So Please Get Back as fast as you can. THANK YOU.
Brandon Regional Search and Rescue. Training and Serving so others May Live

Senior Men Provincial Training June 16th

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (25)
Please let all your Senior men know about the next senior men provincial training session this upcoming Sunday June 16th
Where: MGRP
When: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Date: June 16

This training session will determine if there is enough interest in having a senior men's provincial squad this season.  It is imperative that we have at least 30 interested people attend this session.  If someone is interested but cannot make it for some reason please have them contact Jim Russell at [email protected].

We are relying on all our senior men to show their support otherwise Manitoba will go another year with a senior men's program.  The more provincial programs we can run the better rugby can grow in our province.
 

Training Tonight Cancelled due to sh!t weather

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (37)
See everyone Sunday. Division II men kicks off @noon against the Wombats, the women will be playing an intersquad game @2pm (as the Wombat women had to reschedule), and Division I will kick off @ 4pm. 

The fields will be nice and soft due to the rain! Lets hope for a sunny day on Sunday!


Registrations Needed!

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (65)
Only 22 men and 16 women currently registered. First games are this Thursday for the girls in Portage, and Saturday at home for the men. (Vs the Saracens) Please follow the link in order to register. You can pay with major credit card or online Interac. 

Registration

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM Comments comments (40)
Online registration is now up and running! Use the link below to sign up for the 2013 season. 


Dues
$225 for first year Barbarians
$250 for returning Barbs
$50 for Social Members

What Dues Cover (Senior Contact) 
$100- Rugby Canda Insurance
$35- Shorts and Socks
$30- Banquet Ticket
$25- Rugby MB Player Fee
$25- League Fees (referees/etc.)
Whatever is leftover the club uses for field maintenance, social events, buying jerseys and other club programming. (Values are approximate)

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