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.

The U12's play co-ed rugby with modified contact. Players are introduced to tackling in a safe environment.

The Minor Rugby program will begin, weather permitting, after the May long weekend. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm at St. Maximilian Koble 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 Minor's Rugby or attending a spring registration date.


Steve Horsch

Qualifications: Introduction to Competition 

Bio: Steve has been coaching rugby for a number of years. Currently the head coach of the Senior Boys at Newmarket High School, Steve draws on his experience at the high school level to help teach the game of rugby. This past year Steve help lead Newmarket High School to a YRAA Tier 2 Senior Boys title, the first in school history. 

Ian McLeod



Connor Libby




Held on Saturdays 9am-1pm

Oshawa                                                         May 31           U12 only

Fletchers (Markham)                                   June 7            ALL

Toronto                                                          June 21         ALL

Collingwood                                                 July 11           ALL

Fergus                                                           Aug 8             ALL

Rugby Ontario (Markham)                          Aug 23           ALL

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