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Rugby Canada Webinar – Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Rugby Canada is pleased to announce we are offering a free webinar to the general public with our National Senior Men’s Team head coach, Kingsley Jones, titled “What I Learned from the Rugby World Cup – Trends of International Rugby.” As the Canadian community looks to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, please join us this Thursday, March 26 at 1pm EST / 10am PST for an opportunity to connect with Kingsley Jones as he shares his insight from the 2019 Rugby World Cup and takes some questions. Please find all of the relevant information below:

‘What I learned from the World Cup – Trends of International Rugby’

Kingsley Jones (Rugby Canada Head Coach – Men’s XV)

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

10:00am (PST) 1:00pm (EST)


Anyone with problems registering, please contact Nathan Abdelnour (

Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming days and weeks with some additional content presentations. On behalf of everyone at Rugby Canada, we hope you are all doing well, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.


COVID-19 Cancellations

Under the direction of Rugby Alberta and in an effort to keep our players and coaches safe and healthy for the season, as well as while we await ACT Rec Center repairs, we are cancelling indoor training for the remainder of the planned sessions. Remaining minis sessions at Kinsmen have also been cancelled. Outdoor training is still planned to begin when field conditions permit and we will keep you updated on any changes as both the current medical situation and the weather evolve. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and please contact an executive board member if you have any questions.

“Being a member of the rugby community means loving the sport and your teammates and everyone who enjoys it and wanting them to keep being able to as well. It sucks. But let’s wait this out so we can all get back at it quick and without anyone getting sick. Pirates keep themselves and their friends safe”

Seeking: Rental Coordinator – Volunteer Position

Pirates are looking for a rental coordinator! This is a volunteer position that includes maintaining a booking calendar, showing the facility to potential renters, coordinating openings and closings for rentals and being a point of contact. The position has a lot of support from the board and membership, so it’s not something where you need to know what to do already or do it all yourself – we will help you along the way! The position qualifies a player to bypass the volunteer deposit requirement for the 2020 season, so a great opportunity to get your hours on the books early. It is also open to non-players or those who may wish to have a role to use as an addition to their employment resume. Contact any of the board members or email for details if you are interested.

Indoor cancellation – March 1-15

Due to a fire at the ACT Rec Centre, indoor training will be cancelled March 1, 8 and 15th. We will keep you updated here and through our social media accounts about upcoming weeks as we look for a new venue and opportunities.

Level 1 Reffing Course Dates Announced

Interested in joining the Edmonton rugby community, but not as a player? Why not try reffing! The level 1 course is being offered in April, just in time for the season. A great way to keep on top of the game, a part of the community, and make some great friends. Games are paid, so also a great summer job for students and opportunities to expand into a career. For 2020, the course will be a requirement for Pirates minis coaches to help support our grassroots program (contact an executive member for details). Be part of rugby today!

Please direct all inquiries to

We’re Hiring!

Pirates is looking for a new head coach for the 2020 season of our Senior Women’s team. Please review the posting linked below for more details. Applications and resumes can be submitted to the VP of Women’s Rugby at

We are also hiring a Youth Development Officer. The position involves spreading the good news about rugby through grassroots and school programs, supporting our minis and juniors programs and representing Pirates to the greater Edmonton sports community. An excellent opportunity for a student summer job, we encourage anyone interested to contact for more info.

Pirates Senior Women Head Coach Posting_2020

Minis Indoor Starts February 6!

Click the poster below for more info for your minis indoor sessions, starting February 6th at Kinsmen Sports Center.

2020 Indoor Training

Pirates is kicking off the new year and the 2020 season with indoor trainings starting this January 5, 2020. Men’s and women’s, juniors and seniors of all skill levels, even brand new to the sport, are welcome. These sessions are focused on the fundamentals of rugby – passing, ball handling, footwork, body positioning and fitness. From never touched a rugby ball to first div and rep players to old boys, these sessions offer something for everyone to try and improve on. We are proud to offer these training sessions at no cost so everyone can enjoy learning about rugby!

Indoor training dates are every Sunday from 6 to 7 pm at the ACT Recreation Center in Rundle Park and can be found in the calendar. Hope to see you out!


2019-2020 AGM and Board

2019 AGM Minutes are available for review now!

Please welcome the 2019-2020 Pirates Board

President – Kate Elizabeth (Childs)

Vice President – Angela Lieu

Treasurer – Alexa Fleming

Secretary – Michelle Maycock

Men’s VP – Bryce Michael Grozli

Women’s VP – Karlee Walters

Facilities VP – Kahlan Lukacs

Social VP – Sabrina Hewitt

MALs – Jasmine Murphy, Tom Poon, Rhys Jones

Mini’s and Youth Camps 2019