Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ontario Arrows Launch Ahead Of Glendale Clash

Press Release

The Ontario Arrows Rugby Club are set to launch in September with a very challenging match against Glendale Merlins in Glendale, Colorado on September 9th.

The Arrows, who will be made up of High Performance senior mens players from Ontario and Eastern Canada, will build on and work with the Ontario Blues of the Canadian Rugby Championship, to provide sub-international fixtures for emerging and established Canadian players seeking to increase their high performance involvement.

Named jointly after the Avro Arrow (Canadas’ world class jet fighter program that was terminated in the 1960s, originating from Downsview, Ontario) and the primary hunting tool of the Ontario First Nations people, the Arrows will play in Ontario navy blue, Nickel belt grey and Harvest gold.

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The bulk of the initial squad will come from the Blues, who have a 28-12 all time record in the CRC and who have either won or been in the CRC final for the last seven years straight, with other selected players joining from the eastern provinces.

“ We are really excited to be part of the first Arrows team and looking forward to a great day in Denver-our thanks to Glendale for hosting” said Arrows general manager Mark Winokur “we are both trying to put our players on a better development pathway and it should be a great game”

Ontario, playing under the Blues name, and Glendale, under the Raptors banner, met in Burlington, Ontario in May of this year, Ontario coming out on top by 43-25

The Arrows v Merlins match will be part of Infinity Park’s 10 year celebration and will kick off at 3 pm MDT, 5 PM EDT. Broadcast and streaming details will be announced soon

1 comment:

  1. At last some Canadians understand...note that Rugby Canada is not involved...