Mini Rugby

Mini rugby is all about learning the sport of rugby, meeting new friends, and getting active!

No matter what your shape or size, you're made for rugby!  You don't have to wait for high school to play rugby you can start now by playing Abbotsford Mini Rugby!

Tall or short, fast or not-so-fast, big or little, girl or boy – there’s a place for you to have a great, safe fun playing Mini-Rugby, one of the world’s fastest-growing team sports for kids!


2023 Season Update 

Practice times:

grade K-3:  Sunday - 1030-1130
grade 4-7:  Sunday - 10-1130 

Practice Location: Delair Park, Abbotsford

Home Game Location (Sunday): Exhibition Park, Abbotsford

Away Game Locations (Sunday): Various sites around the Lower Mainland (Schedule TBA)

Cost: $150 - includes new club jersey, insurance, BCRU fees, fields, and equipment

*Purchase of black shorts and red socks can be made at SoccerWest Abbotsford

How to register: https://rugbycanada.sportlomo.com/

For registration information please email Emily Skillings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DONE ONLINE AND PAYMENTS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD AT THIS TIME. If this cost represents a hardship for your family please email Emily Skillings at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mini Rugby Contacts
ARFC Mini Rugby Coordinator: Erin Skillings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fees
2023 Fees: $150


Practices

grade K-3:  Sunday - 1030-1130
grade 4-7:  Sunday - 10-1130

Practice Location: Delair Park, Abbotsford


Game Format and Jamborees
At all times the age and safety guidelines of the International Rugby Board (www.irfb.com) are followed. All members in the program are covered by the BCRU playing insurance (consent forms must be completed by parents prior to participation). Various aspects of the game are introduced as each child gains experience and knowledge of the game. The program is a structured to teach the basics of the game by introducing the laws of the game gradually. A summary of the program is shown below:

Division K & Grade 1
(5 players)
Size 3 ball, no tackling – two handed touch, no kicking, free pass start (opposition back 7m) & the game is played across the field.

Division Grade 2 & 3
(5 players)
Size 3 ball, no tackling – two handed touch, no kicking, free pass start (opposition back 7m) & the game played across the field.

Division Grade 4 & 5
(7 players)
Size 4 ball, 3 person scrum, 2 person line-out, tackling is gradually introduced, no kicking & the game played across the field.

Division Grade 6
(7 players)
Size 5 ball, 7- aside, 3 person scrum , 2 person line-out , tackling, no kicking & the game played across the field.


Equipment
What to Bring?

Footwear
Cleats or molded studs only (No metal studs) – regular soccer boots are ideal for mini-rugby.

Mouth Guard
All players from grade 4 and up must wear a properly fitted mouth guard. (available from sports stores, drug stores and dentists)

Clothing
Dress for the weather.


Schedule

2023 Schedule TBD 

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ARFC Clubhouse

31929 Mercantile Way
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2T 4C3
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ARFC Home Field

CFV Exhibition Park
32315 Haida Drive,
Abbotsford, B.C.
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