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Rookie Rugby Spring 2018 - Registration OPEN NOW!

Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 Rookie Rugby programming is kicking off soon! Had a great time last year? Why not come back for more?!


Rookie Rugby is typically a co-ed, non-tackling game for children ages 4-16 although we do have tackle programs for kids aged 11-6 years of age.  Rookie Rugby is a fun and active start to being part of a team through the joy of rugby. 

By developing the principles for the love of physical activity, team work and the skills of rugby at early ages we are aiming to develop strong values and skills that can be used throughout a lifetime.


*Some sites will host walk up registrations as well. Please contact your local club for details if they are hosting a walk up night. 

  • Please note not all sites hold tackle sessions. Please refer to the tackle tab below to find out which sites offer tackle times. 
  • All registrations include Rugby Canada insurance coverage.

If you register your child for Tackle Rugby, they must attend the first Flag session at his registered site. Also, when registering for Tackle Rugby, your child gets free registration into Flag Rugby as well!

Need a new car?

Need a new or used vehicle? Visit Gio Rhodes at Winnipeg Honda with the Crown Dilawri Group today! Gio will donate $100 per new or used car purchase towards Rookie Rugby and grassroots program development.

Contact Gio at 204-228-3137 today or by email at 


April 28-29th until June 23-24th

Rookie Rugby is split into 3 different categories/age grades. The following is a general breakdown of the age groups for each category:

Mini - 4 - 6 years old (DOB 2011-2013) - $60 registration fee

Flag - 7 - 14 years old (DOB 2003-2010)  - $65 registration fee

Tackle - 11 - 13 years old (DOB 2005-2007) & 14 - 16 years old (DOB 2004-2002) -  - $75 registration fee

Bring-A-Friend is Back!

Signing up for Rookie Rugby this spring or got a child on the fence and afraid to go give it a try alone?

We are happy to announce that our Bring-A-Friend Program is back for 2018!

When you register for Rookie Rugby this spring you're able to bring a friend you to try rugby with you for the first session for FREE!


All kids registered across all programs are invited to participate and encouraged to attend our 3 tournaments we will host throughout the spring.

Tournament dates are the following for 2018:

  • May 26th - Transcona Nationals Football Club - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 9th - Niverville (Hespeller Park) - Niverville Fair pass deal available to be shared later - 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
  • June 24th - Maple Grove Rugby Park (Rookie Rugby T-shirts distributed for take home) - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

By participating in our tournaments, all kids in attendance will receive a Rookie Rugby t-shirt which they will get to keep upon the completion of the final tournament date.

In addition to these tournaments, all kids are welcome to join in with the end of season tournament hosted by the Louis Riel School division in late June at Maple Grove Rugby Park, although it is not required, kids are more than welcome to join in the fun if they are able to attend this great end of season tournament!