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Rugby Events Cancelled **Update-COVID-19**

By CBAA Board 03/11/2020, 4:45pm PDT

We need to cancel the rugby events due to the COVID-19 virus

We must inform you that we will be suspending all matches and practices for at least the next 2 weeks due to the COVID-19.  This is under the advice and direction of Rugby Washington, Gov. Inslee and health officials.

We will work on making up matches and rescheduling events.  Please know that we want the best for each player and their families.  We will keep everyone posted on when we will get back on the pitch.  Until then, stay healthy! 

*The Club Dinner Auction has also been postponed until May- more details to follow.

*****Below is the email from Rugby WA*****

Rugby WA members,

There has been a flurry of information regarding the concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Washington in the last few hours. Governor Inslee has released a statement banning events of 250+ attendants, and requiring smaller events to take serious precautions and minimize human contact and multiple schools and school districts are choosing to move to online education for at least the next 2 weeks.

We, as Rugby WA, have decided to postpone matches for at least the next 2 weeks (3/14, 3/21), and possibly longer dependent on health officials advisory. The safety of our members is our top priority. Any actions we can take to minimize risk are the right actions to take. We will be working over the next 2 weeks to help everyone reschedule these matches, so please keep an eye out for that. We will continue to update and adjust as more information is released. If your school district, parks and rec department, or other local governing body requires stricter policies, please defer to them and let us know.

We encourage you all to cancel your practices as well.


Here are some sources to use to stay updated on the issue:


Chuckanut Bay Dinner Auction : POSTPONED

By Craig Brown 02/23/2020, 5:45pm PST


Per the recommendation of the Washington Department of Health and Whatcom County Health Department, the club is electing to postpone our Irish dinner and silent auction to May.  Those who have already reserved seat/tables will continue to have a spot reserved on the new date.  Refunds are available to those who need then.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope measures taken now will prevent future spread of the virus.


Join the Chuckanut Bay Rugby family for the opportunity to support the club as we continue on the fundraising journey to build a world class rugby facility in Whatcom County! Reserve your spot at the bottom of this page.

During the evening, you will get to enjoy a traditional Irish dinner & dancing experience.& A silent auction with the chance to bid on numerous items/services offered by our community supporters and club members will also be available.

Former Ireland national player and USA rugby coach, Justin Fitzpatrick will be the keynote speaker, sharing his insights and experience collected during his rugby career.


Individual tickets are available at $50 each ($65 after March 14th) and includes dinner and 2 beer/wine drink tickets. Get a group together and reserve a table of 8 for $450 and get an additional 2 drink tickets per person (an $80 value)  Reserve your spot below and thank you for your support!

Beer provided by our long time local sponsor Boundary Bay Brewery

Rugby Balls on the Ground

Rugby Club Newsletter: New Beginnings 2020

By Craig Brown 02/03/2020, 7:45pm PST

With our new season upon us, and as the last of the winter storms start to fade...

#GivingTuesday #GivingMonth It is great pride to inform all that our total fundraising for the month was $29,052 in donations between 181 contributions. With this, Sponsorship and some grant applications submitted we will be outlining improvements we are making to our HOME soon. Part of the timing will be based on Permits, part will be based on Grants we are looking into and when we can make improvements. Very Exciting Times, with lots of work for us to accomplish together to pass down to the next generation.

With our new season upon us, and as the last of the winter storms start to fade... (if there is any snow over the next few weeks, please make sure you look on our Facebook page Chuckanut Bay Youth Rugby for any last min. changes.)

A quick note on where we are at and some important dates that are coming up. 

Feb 4 2020 u14, u16, u18 start the season with training at Whatcom Community College soccer field 6pm to 7:30

Feb 8 2020 USA Level 200 Coaching session, Whatcom Community College

*** Side note on Volunteering*** 
In reviewing our past year I want to take this moment to thank each and every volunteer we have at our Rugby Club.  Here is just a snap shot of how many volunteers we have: 
Board of Directors: 7
Coaching: 40
Referees: 5
Facility Maintenance: 30+ (over the year)
Game Day Concessions: 15+ (over the year)

It's really amazing, Truly, THANK YOU

Feb 18 2020 u6, u8, u10, u12 start our new Season 6pm at Whatcom Community College

Match/Jamboree schedule will be listed on the club website soon. 

Please make sure you register so we can allocate coaching to teams based on needs, super important to do this as soon as you can. 

As the season starts off, athletes from Skagit Valley will start in Bellingham then organize down in Skagit Valley and athletes in Whatcom County will start at WCC then start to organize between Bellingham and Ferndale or Meridian based on how many athletes we have in each area for training purposes. 

Questions on practice times, locations and teams: 
Burlington/Mt Vernon:

Whatcom County: 

To Register: 

Our sponsors, thank you! click here to support our club supporters. #oneclub 

As always thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any question. 

Craig Brown

Geoducks vs Budd Bay Scrum
U14 and U16 team picture