Five CW schools named U SPORTS championship hosts

Five CW schools named U SPORTS championship hosts

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Ten U SPORTS national championship hosts were revealed on Tuesday in women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s volleyball for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

The national championships awarded are as follows:

U SPORTS National Championship

2019-20 Season

2020-21 Season

Women’s Rugby

University of Ottawa

Queen’s University

Women’s Soccer

University Victoria

Cape Breton University

Men’s Soccer

Université de Montreal

Carleton University

Women’s Volleyball

University of Calgary

University of British Columbia

Men’s Volleyball

University of Manitoba

Brandon University

“Several high-quality bids were presented for these championships, which speaks to the terrific work our members are doing to enhance our national events,” said U SPORTS President and CEO Graham Brown. “Since refining the bid process, the national office continues to receive increasing interest from both institutions and their surrounding communities with a commitment to elevated standards. We congratulate all 10 winning hosts coast-to-coast from Victoria to Cape Breton, and look forward to working with them to stage first-class tournaments for our student-athletes and fans.”

Following, Tuesday’s announcements, 12 national championship events in the 2019-20 season have been awarded across all four conferences and seven provinces, reaffirming U SPORTS as the national brand of university sports in Canada.

The 2019 U SPORTS Winter Championship season begins Feb.21-23 with swimming hosted by UBC and wrestling hosted by the University of Calgary. The full three-year championship calendar is available here.


U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship

2019 Host: Ottawa Gee-Gees

Venue: Gee-Gees Field

Years previously hosted (1): 2001

Championships (1): 2017

2020 Host: Queen’s Gaels

Venue: Nixon Field

Years previously hosted (1): 2015

Championships: None


U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship

2019 Host: Victoria Vikes

Venue: Centennial Stadium

Years previously hosted (3): 1998, 2006, 2012

Championships (1): 2005 

2020 Host: Cape Breton Capers

Venue: Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex 

Years previously hosted / championships (1): 2007


U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship

2019 Host: Montreal Carabins


Years previously hosted (2): 2003, 2004 (co-host)

Championships (1): 2018

2020 Host: Carleton Ravens

Venue: MNP Park

Year previously hosted (3): 1984, 2002, 2008

Championships: None


U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship

2020 Host: Calgary Dinos

Venue: Jack Simpson Gymnasium

Years previously hosted (4): 1971, 1991, 2006, 2007

Championships (4): 1970, 1989, 1994, 2004

2021 Host: UBC Thunderbirds

Venue: War Memorial Gym

Years previously hosted (2): 1974, 1983

Championships (11): 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 2008-13, 2017


U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship

2020 Host: Manitoba Bisons

Venue: Investors Group Athletic Centre

Years previously hosted (1): 1976 (co-host)

Championships (10): 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003

2021 Host: Brandon Bobcats

Venue: Richardson Gymnasium

Years previously hosted / championships: None