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Sports Cardiology B.C., a Vancouver Coastal Health Program, is currently conducting research focusing on testing young competitive athletes (aged 12-35) for cardiovascular disorder that can lead to sudden cardiac death. These events are rare, yet tragic occurrences. The purpose of the research is to get an understanding of the prevalence of these disorders in the local population (BC) as a study like this has never been conducted in Canada.

The testing in non-invasive and takes 10 minutes per athlete and consists of a heart health questionnaire (can be completed beforehand), physical exam with physician and resting 12-lead ECG. If the testing yields any potentially abnormal results (rare) we promptly organize for follow-up testing with an expert Sports Cardiologist (an appointment like this usually requires a 6-12 month wait.)

Here are some news articles that highlight the purpose of the study: VCHRI, CTV News, Vancouver Sun

Find more information on the website and Facebook page.

If you are interested please contact the club at richmondrugby@outlook.com 

Senior Mens Rugby

Days: Tuesday & Thursday (Rain Or Shine)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: King George Park (Field 2) at 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond

Contact: Kevin Nielsen (Head Coach - 604.240.6877)

Junior Boys Rugby

Days: Wednesday & Friday

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: South Arm Park (Field 3) at 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond

Contact: Al Smith (Head Coach - 604.928.4037)