Register here: 

Who's invited?
High school aged boys and girls interested in playing OUA/OCAA rugby. Grade 12's entering post secondary are also encouraged to come out to meet coaches and show current form.

What to wear? 
Athletes should wear high school rugby jersey, socks and shorts. Soft cleats recommended. You will be issued an ID number at check in.

What you get?
Adminstered on field testing 
Opportunity to showcase your talent in front of College and University coaches
Free SWAG 
Chance to win prizes (fitness test winners)
Learn about College/University academic programming
Information about athletic scholarships

Cost: $20

Testing Information - order of tests
1) Overhead Squat - Functional Movement Test
2) Sit up test - max per mintue
3) Push up test - max per minute 
4) 20 m
5) T- Test (Agility Test)
6) Yo Yo Test 
7) Post testing decision making drills 

Attending Schools/Coaches 
McMaster University - Dan Pletch (mens)
Queen's University - Gary Gilks (mens)
Seneca College - Ryan Stickle (mens)
Trent University - Tom Mcleod (mens)
University of Toronto - Jim Delaney (mens)
Concordia University - Graeme McGravie (womens)
University of Guelph - Assistant Coach (mens)
Georgian College - John Daggett (mens)
Brock University - Stefanie Pavlovich (womens)
University of Waterloo - Jessica Delaney (womens)



Aurora, Ontario
March 13th, 2017

Advantage Rugby is pleased to announce they will be hosting an inaugural High School Player Showcase. The event will be held Sunday April 30th in the Aurora Sports Dome with the boy’s session from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and the girl’s running from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

“This is a great idea”, says Graham Brown, former CEO of Rugby Canada and current President and CEO of U Sports, “opportunities like this give student athletes the visibility, appreciation and reward they deserve.”

Advantage Rugby, based out of Aurora has been developing youth rugby players in York Region for since 2012.

“Connecting prospective student athletes with varsity coaches is our goal for the showcase; we want kids to understand the development opportunities that exist and for coaches to be able to identify talented players” says Director of Rugby Development, Sandy Townsend. “We are delighted to be hosting this Showcase for high school rugby players across the province, connecting players with coaches and promoting the varsity development pathway is what this event is all about”, added Townsend.

“The U Sports, OUA and OCAA are great development pathways for future national level talent, we want to identify student-athletes who are capable of playing at that level and get them into programs that best assist their progress inside and outside the classroom”, states Ryan Stickle, Advantage Rugby founder.
“Many people are familiar with the term, combine, from other sports and we are trying to do the same here with our Showcase. We know that a full ride scholarship for rugby is not possible in Canada but many colleges and universities do have smaller financial awards available and we think kids in York Region are as good as any around the province” continued Stickle.

“The response has been amazing. Every coach we’re reached out to supported the idea and we anticipate an excellent turnout of coaches and players, added Townsend. “We have extended invitation to every College and University rugby coach in Ontario this is an all-inclusive event we want to grow each and every year!”
High School players can reserve their spot by completing this form:
For more information on Advantage Rugby:
Phone: (647) 703-1742

Participating Schools (more added daily)
MacMaster University
Queens University
Seneca College
Trent University
University of Toronto
Wilfred Laurier Univeristy
Concordia University
University of Guelph

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