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Rugby Canada

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Rugby Canada continues to call the City of Langford, home.

Training year round on Vancouver Island, Canada’s international teams have achieved unprecedented success in recent years. Canada’s senior women claimed a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics while also acting as perennial contenders at every stop of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. Canada’s men’s team claimed its first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series cup title at the 2017 Singapore Sevens while both programs are the defending Pan-Am Games gold medallists. 

Westhills Stadium has also been the host of several international test matches through the Americas Rugby Championship while also hosting the annual HSBC Canada Women's Sevens.

Click here for directions to Starlight Stadium (formerly known as Westhills Stadium).

Canada’s men’s and women’s sevens programs, as well as Canada’s senior men’s fifteens centralized program, have enjoyed the benefits of training and playing on International-standard turf fields, a scrimmage facility at Upper Goudy Field and a well-appointed player's suite in Westhills Stadium. In addition, The City has provided Rugby Canada with a performance weight training facility on the mezzanine at Eagle Ridge Arena. Players can train year round indoors complimented by a high-tech medical facility with professionally trained staff at this rehabilitation and injury treatment facility, which along with the weight training facility, will be replaced in 2017 by the state-of-the-art Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre.

The 1,765 square metre, two-storey training centre will allow all of Rugby Canada’s teams to train in a single location. It will also be available to support the training needs of other high performance amateur athletes as well as the general public. The Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre is the single largest investment ever made by Rugby Canada in its pursuit of growing the sport in Canada. The facility, supported by the generous financial contribution by the Government of Canada, will provide Rugby Canada, its athletes, coaches and staff, with the necessary infrastructure to keep its National Teams competitive in domestic and international competition.

Inside the training facility will be a 650 square metre gymnasium, changing rooms with shower and bathroom facilities, recovery and stretching rooms, including one with hydro-therapy facilities, a kitchen/dining and lounge area, meeting, office and storage space, six one-bedroom studio units, a therapy clinic, a reception area, and the recently announced Rugby Canada Hall of Fame.

Rugby Canada’s continued presence in Langford promotes national and international interest and creates pride and spirit within our city for the high level of recreation facilities we enjoy. International rugby matches hosted at the City Centre Park facilities against the world's best have provided high-end entertainment and excitement value. Given the fan-base, not just on the Island but throughout BC and Canada, Langford's vision to become a recreation hub for Vancouver Island is more than met in this venture.

The inspiring young athletes of Rugby Canada bring many exciting benefits to our community including world class coaching and training that provides mentorship to local Vancouver Island rugby clubs.

 "Rugby is a rising sport, and it is great to have it as part of our community in what is developing into a tremendous sporting campus.”  -Mayor Stew Young

“This is world class and will allow for a tremendous amount of athlete involvement in the community.” - Graham Brown, CEO Rugby Canada

For more information on Rugby Canada’s upcoming events, please click here.

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