Rugby for Men, Women and Junior players of all ages and abilities.

Based in Edmonton, we offer a warm friendly atmosphere and a vibrant social line up throughout the year. If you are a long-time rugby player or you are just starting to play, come out to a practice and see what the Pirates can offer you!

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Senior RugbyMore Info »
The Pirates offer senior rugby programs for both Men and Women. We welcome experienced and new players and have a policy of playing those who come to practice.
Junior RugbyMore Info »
The junior rugby season runs from the beginning of May to the end of July. Under 7 and Under 9 groups play flag rugby, contact is introduced at the Under 11 level. Teams are co-ed from Under 7 to Under 11, boys and girls are separated at the Under 13 level.
ClubhouseMore Info »
The Pirates clubhouse and fields are available for rentals. The clubhouse has a capacity of ~100 people with a full kitchen, bar, and patio with barbeque. three full sized rugby pitches, with extra space in the northwest corner, that can be used for a variety of field sports. Change areas and showers may be able to be rented.
HistoryMore »
The Edmonton Rugby Football Club was formed in 1953, most of their games were played against Calgary teams until 1958 when a group broke away and formed a second team. There now being two rugby clubs in Edmonton, it was decided to give the club a second name to avoid confusion. The name chosen was the Pirates after the famous Cornish team, the Penzance Pirates.