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!


Registration

Online registration reopens December 1st 2019 for the 2020 season!

First Practice will be the first weekend in February. TBA!

Payments and Insurance forms (online registration) must be completed before player can practice or play. Follow the link to register http://reg.sportlomo.com/rugbycanada

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


Mini Rugby Contacts
ARFC Mini Rugby Coordinator: Richard Wimmer
For practice and game information please contact Richard Wimmer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fees
2020 Fees for 2007- 2014 (if no kit needed): $160
2020 kit cost for 2007 - 2014: TBD


Spring Teams
February - May 2020
Boys and Girls

  • Gr. K - 1 (2014 - 2013)
  • Gr. 2 - 3 (2012 - 2011)
  • Gr. 4 - 5 (2010- 2009)
  • Gr. 6 (2008/2007)

Practices
Practices are Sundays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am (K-3 from 10-11) from the first Sunday of February till the end of April, beginning of May. Practices will be located at Delair Park. Mini-Rugby players compete at mini exchanges and Jamborees between other clubs in the lower mainland. Older age groups may practice during the week depending on coaching staff and field availability usually after daylight savings time change. Most jamborees begin at 10:00am, but parents will be notified of details each week prior to jamborees. We welcome new players at any time. Come out at any time to try it out.

FYI: mini rugby exchanges are games between one or more clubs. Mini rugby jamborees are games between several clubs at a posted venue.


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

2020 Schedule TBD (all practices are at Delair)

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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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