Flag Rugby

The Minor rugby program is designed to introduce young players to the very basics of rugby. Practices and games focus on running, passing, sportsmanship and above all else, having fun.

U8 and U10 age groups play co-ed, non-contact flag rugby.

The Minor Rugby program will begin, weather permitting, after the May long weekend. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm at St. Maxilmillian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora. Players are encouraged to wear rugby jerseys to practice and they are reminded to wear mouth guards and cleats.

These age groups compete in festivals, held on Saturday or Sunday mornings starting in early June and finishing in late August. Each festival is hosted by a rugby club in the GTA with playing beginning around 9 am and ending by noon.

In addition to training in coaching rugby, many of our minor coaches have also been trained in STARTRugby by Rugby Ontario. This training includes High Five Sport which is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children 6 – 12.

Registration can be arranged by contacting the Director of Junior Men's Rugby or the Try Rugby Day, May 3rd at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School


Steve Horsch

Qualifications: Introduction to Competition
Email: s_horsch@hotmail.com

Bio: Steve has been coaching rugby for a number of years. Currently the head coach of the Senior Boys at Sutton District High School, Steve draws on his experience to help teach the game of rugby. In 2013 Steve also added on the role of coach of our U-14 Boys 7’s team and they had a strong season under his guidance.

Ivan Barron

Email: putski9@yahoo.ca

Bio: Ivan has been playing rugby for York Country/Aurora Barbarians for over 20 years. He was key member of the McCormick Cup Championship teams in 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2013 Ivan made the switch from focusing on playing to coaching. Currently both of his sons play on the U-8 team

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