Mini & Junior

2017 Junior Rugby Update

With Spring here it’s time again for junior rugby and we are in full swing again. Please see the details for training and games below. Registration will be on line again this season please follow this link:

Rugby Canada Registration Link

Pre-Season

We are training on all Saturday mornings through April.  All ages are training from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Confirmed calendar to follow.

Players are welcome to bring friends who wish to try out the game. Training is free for all registered CCIAC junior players and their guests. You can register at training. Don’t forget a water bottle and mouth guard!

All training will be held at the:

Calgary Irish Fields 4334 18 St NE Calgary, AB T2E 8P4

Regular Season

Competitive Games will begin in early May and are expected to run to the first week in July (details will be provided as soon as the schedule is set). Games are expected to be on Saturday mornings for all ages. A game schedule will be provided closer to startup.

U13 and U15 Training for will be on Tuesday and Thursday evening (6:30-8:00pm) with games on Saturday mornings

U11 Training Tuesday evenings. (6:30-8:00pm) with games on Saturday mornings

In 2015 the CCIAC arranged for dispensation to have a number of girls play boys rugby in the U13 and U15 age groups. We are hoping to reintroduce this policy in 2017 and thereby expose girls to competitive rugby.

Additionally for 2017 their will be girls only rugby at the CRU for U13 and U15 girls.  This will run on Monday evenings at the Calgary Rugby Union.

All of the mini and U11 games are down at the Calgary Rugby Union on Saturday mornings (usually from 10-11:30) and are festival type format (just like mini soccer) it’s all about getting kids to have a run and some fun. For the mini’s there is no contact. For U11’s contact (tackling) is introduced after week 2. We do not train the mini’s in the week during the season.

U18 boys and U18 girls will not start training and playing competitive games until the High School rugby season is coming to an end (details will be provided as soon as the schedule is set). We would encourage any 16-18 year olds to come out and train with the senior men. If they have completed High School they are eligible to play senior rugby as well as U18. If they are still in High School and are playing High School rugby they cannot play club rugby until the High School season is over.

For additional information please contact:

Matt Rainey

juniors@calgaryirishrugby.com

About Calgary Irish Junior Rugby

One of the core values of the founders of the “Calgary Irish” was to provide the youth of Calgary an opportunity to play the Global Sport of Rugby Union.  Through this opportunity players from all walks of life have benefitted from the development of skills, physical activity and a strong sense of TEAM through out their involvement.

With the development of the game across Canada the Calgary Irish offers programs to girls and boys aged 5 years to 18 years  at our club.

 

The Calgary Irish Junior Rugby Philosophy is centered on ….”The Players” rugby experience

We develop the skills for Rugby

With qualified coaching from current and retired players from all around the world

We involve everyone

We Promote

Fair Play

Friendship

Sportsmanship

Team Spirit

We at the Calgary Irish believe we have held true to the original intent of our founding members by providing a quality cost effective sporting experience for young people.