September 3, 2014

U18 and U16 girls teams need coaches for 7s season

The U18 and U16 girls teams need coaches for the fall 7s season. Please contact the club if you are interested.

Practice layout for Junior Coach’s and Managers

Harlequin Junior Coach’s and Managers,

In the attached file is a practice layout provided in a writable format.  This layout is how Senior Men’s Coach and Brantford Harlequins Director of Rugby Dave Neil runs his practices.  Under the corresponding titles I have provided you with some examples.

  1. Warm Up – team warm up (game of touch or another game to loosen up and get the hands warm), light fitness, stretching, and discuss an overview of practice.
  2. Individual Skill Evolutions – positional play, scrum machine, line outs.
  3. Team Oriented Skill Evolutions – full team drills, complete forward pack working together, complete back line working together.
  4. Discussion/ Skill Set of Previous Game/ and or Practice – Talk about pro’s and con’s of previous game or practice, could add some drills in to work on any aspect of the game that needs improvements.
  5. Prepare for Future Fixtures – Shadow, structural play, game simulations.
  6. Conclusion of Practice – Fitness (make it fun and enjoyable, a game of soccer, ultimate Frisbee, push ball), speed and agility.

I hope you can use this template or create your own template to have the most efficient practice possible.  Another reason why this layout is effective is if the coach is away.  The layout can be emailed to the manager or another parent or team captain to assist with practice.

Good luck in the fast approaching season!

Yours in Rugby

Gavin Jacklyn

Vice President Brantford Harlequins

Family Day Fundraiser for Jordan’s Trek4 MS

Thanks to all the friends, family and rugby players for the generous donations in the amount of $655 for Jordan’s Trek4 MS.   Special thanks to all the volunteers who collected at the gate and Dave Neill for arranging the fundraiser.


U-14 Results

The Q-Meta Group lost their first game of the season to Oakville Lancers 41-12. Brantford were led by one try each from Matthew Minutillo and Tyden Kelly. Minutillo kicked one convert. Outstanding players were Jonah Ferreira, Damian Ksenych, and Matthew Gencius.
See more pictures at FACEBOOK page – Brantford Harlequins Rugby Football Club (Amateur Sports Team)

“We Stand on Guard for Thee”

Rugby Canada and the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club are participating in a joint fundraising program to help the National Senior Men’s Team raise funds to offset their costs to participate in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
“We Stand on Guard for Thee” is based on the concept that players will “stand on guard” for the nation’s rugby community and all Canadians as they represent Canada at the World Cup games. We in turn will “stand on guard” and show our support for their tireless efforts to be competitive on the world stage.  
You can choose the player you wish to support with your purchase of a “We Stand on Guard for Thee”  item. Simply note the player on your order form and net proceeds from the sale of the item will support that person Please take a minute to check out their webpage and show Aaron Carpenter – member of Brantford Harlequins Rugby Club – your support.
Article about fundraiser:

Jordin Kozina’s – Trek 4 MS fundraiser

Support Jordan Kozina’s “Trek 4 MS” at Brantford Harlequins Rugby Family Day – Donations at the gate.  You can also visit Jordan’s website to donate at

U-14 Results – June 11th

The Q- Meta Group defeated Toronto Inner City 20-10 to remain undefeated in the Ontario Rugby Union U14 Premier (Blue) Division. Liam D’Amato scored 2 trys for the Harlequins. Tyden Kelly and Neil Wiecek each scored one try. Outstanding performers included Hayden Clarke, Brandon Giles, and Michael Rizzo.

U-14 Boys Results

In the opening game of the Ontario Rugby Union Under 14 premier blue division, The Q-Meta Group-sponsored Harlequins defeated Burlington-Stoney Creek 27-10. Tyden Kelly scored 3 tries for the Harlequins and John Mayne added one try. Ian Chisholm of the Harlequins kicked 2 converts and 1 penalty kick. Outstanding performers for The Q-Meta Group were Will McArthur, Justin Wilson, and Walsham Owen.

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