We are still looking to recruit players for all teams for the upcoming 2016 season. There is no experience necessary to join. If you have played in the past and want to get back into the game, feel free to come out to a training.
Coach: Kevin Tuhua has been coaching with the Pirates for several years, with the men winning the Div 3 ERU championship in 2014 and going to the city final in 2015. He has coached for many teams within the ERU and Alberta and brings a wealth of experience to trainings.
The men are hoping to have another successful season and welcome any new players to join them on the hunt for another championship.
Coach: This will be Randi Ross-Hamre’s first season coaching with the Pirates, but she comes with many years experience coaching teams in Edmonton and Alberta, including the U of A Pandas, ERU Gold teams, and Rugby Alberta Representative teams.
The women are looking to have a productive season in their first year with Randi and are looking for enthusiastic new players to bring into the fold for future years.
Currently the mini’s (U5 to U15) is training. Juniors (U17/U18) will not start until completion of the high school season.
Volunteer Mini’s Coaches: Rob, Crystal and Shaun are all former Pirate players who currently have their own children playing in the mini’s program. They are dedicated to the sport, the club, and most of all, the enjoyment of the kids.
The kids love having more new friends to run around with and learn the game. For those thinking about bringing their children out and are apprehensive about contact, please note that U5 is fun rugby games and U7 to U9 is NON-CONTACT flag rugby. Contact is not introduced until U11 in order to allow time to learn basic ball handling and field positioning.
Rugby is a great sport for fitness and meeting new people. The Pirates welcome anyone who wants to give it a try.
Practice Times — Men and Women on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:30 PM; Mini’s on Thursdays @ 6 PM.