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JUNIOR RUGBY

Get your cleats, mouthguard, socks, shorts and jersey and get ready for another great year in 2018!

Registration for the 2018 Season is now available!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 2018 CANUCKS JUNIOR RUGBY!!

For complete rules and regulations for all age groups, please see AJRA Laws and Regs or Alberta Junior Rugby



Special Events

  • April 9th - 2018 Practices Begin
  • April 28th - Preseason Juniors Day
  • May 3rd - 6th - For the Love of the Game Rugby Festival (more info to follow)
  • End of Season Calgary Canucks Youth Day (more info to follow - early July)

Details of the 2018 Canucks Junior Program by age grade are shown below. Please contact the head coach in the appropriate age group if you have any questions or, if a coach is not yet assigned contact our VP Junior Rugby, Michael Hand (canucksjuniors@gmail.com).



U7 and U9 Co-Ed - players born, 2009, 2010 , 2011 & 2012

Practice Monday's 6:30 to 7:30 PM starting April 9 @ FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Starting early May, practices will switch to CRU fields on Saturdays at 9:30 to 10:00 am followed by games from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Season ends early July and starts up again after the Labour Day weekend and runs for 4 weeks till the end of September
Important game days include: Early June - Provincial Tournament in Red Deer; July- Calgary Wind Up Festival
Games at this level will be played as flag rugby.
Coach: Michael Hand - mrhand@shaw.ca
Manager: Parent Volunteer


U11 Co-Ed - players born in 2007 & 2008

Practices Monday's 6:30 to 7:30 PM starting April 9 @ FCA Fields (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW)
Starting early May, games will be at CRU fields on Saturdays at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Season ends early July and starts up again after the labor day weekend and runs for 4 weeks till the end of September
Important game days include: Early June - Provincial Tournament in Red Deer
Games at this level will be played with 6 to 9 players a side. Tackling below the shoulder is introduced.
Coach: Richard Butland - richdvbutland@gmail.com
Manager: Parent Volunteer


U13 Boys - players born in 2005 & 2006

Practices Monday and Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM starting April 9 @ FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Games starting Saturday afternoons Early May, usually at CRU fields on Sheppard Road.
Season ends Mid July and starts up again after the labor day weekend and runs for 4 weeks till the end of September.
Games at this level will be played with 13 players.
Coach: Brad Cuthbertson - bradc@tech-wood.ca
Manager: Parent Volunteer


U15 Boys - players born in 2003 & 2004

Practices Monday and Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM starting April 9 @ FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Games are played on Saturday afternoons starting early May, usually at CRU fields on Sheppard Road
Season ends Mid July and starts up again after the labor day weekend and runs for 4 weeks till the end of September
Games at this level will be played with 15 players.
Coach: Darren Todd - djntodd70@gmail.com
Manager: Parent Volunteer


U13/U15 Girls - players born in 2003, 2004 , 2005 & 2006

The Canucks will be fielding a dedicated girls team in 2017. Click on the following link for more information on the program
Practices Monday and Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM starting Early April @ FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Games will be played Monday nights at the Calgary Rugby Park on Sheppard Road beginning Early May.
Season ends towards the end of July and starts up again after the labor day weekend and runs for 4 weeks till the end of September
Coach: Mario Molina - molina.m@shaw.ca
Manager: Parent Volunteer


U17/U19 Boys - players born in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002

When: The U17/U19 Season starts in mid-June after the end of the high school season. Practices Monday & Wednesday.
Where: FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Games: Exhibition in June followed by league games starting early July with a game per week through to the end of Playoffs in the middle of August.
Join the U18 Facebook site: Canucks U18 Facebook
Games at this level will be played with the full compliment of 15 players.
Coach: TBD
Manager: Larry Jones


U17/U19 Girls - players born in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002

When: The U17/U19 Season starts in mid-June after the end of the high school season. Practices Monday & Wednesday.
Where: FCA (Flames Community Arena - 2390 47 Ave. SW) Fields
Games: Exhibition in June followed by league games starting early July with a game per week through to the end of Playoffs in the middle of August.
Games at this level will be played with the full compliment of 15 players.
Coach: Mario Molina - molina.m@shaw.ca
Manager: Parent Volunteer


The objectives of our junior rugby program are…

  • To introduce players to rugby in a controlled safe environment
  • To help players acquire good basic rugby skills: passing, catching, running with the ball, tackling & kicking
  • To develop teamwork and good sportsmanship among our players
  • And most of all, to ensure all our players have fun!


The principles on which we run our junior rugby program are…

  • Focus on participation & skill development. To help facilitate this throughout the league, a coach will be allowed on the pitch during games to provide constructive guidance to players.
  • Players will be expected to play hard but at all times within the rules and spirit of the game.
  • Rugby is a team game; the best tries are those when all players touch the ball.
  • All players & coaches must respect the authority of the referee and not dispute the referee's decisions.


Junior Rugby Contacts

For questions or concerns you can contact our VP of Junior Rugby
Michael Hand - canucksjuniors@gmail.com

Where next?

Girls Rugby 2018 The Calgary Canucks Rugby Club is offering a girls-only team for the U13/U15, and U17/U19 age groups

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