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Senior Rugby Registration Now Open!

We are so excited to announce the return of rugby for our senior men and women! We’ve got a LOT of changes for 2021, so head on over to our Registration Page and give it a thorough read through. Please note that you MUST be registered and complete a Covid-19 check in before attending any training, game, or festival. All the details are on the Registration page, and contact the Registrar (secretary@piratesrugby.ca) or Covid Coordinator (president@piratesrugby.ca) with any other questions.

Pirates has successfully completed our Return to Play Plan and will be following all the Rugby Alberta and AHS protocol for youth sports. Please ensure you have reviewed the plan PRIOR to arriving at Pirates. There are some big changes during Phase 1 of reopening rugby this year such as no spectators, no facility access (except for washrooms, so show up in your kit), health check ins prior to arrival, and a traffic flow pattern requirement.

Senior Men’s Coach – Joel Poshtar

Senior Women’s Coach – Frank McDonald

Training: 6:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Starting June 15, 2021!

Updated: 2021 Minis Season is a GO! Practices Begin June 9&10

We are very excited to announce our minis program for 2021 is ready to begin! Registrations are open for U5, U7, U9, and U11 age categories. All minis players must be registered before attending any training or festival. Our minis program will be utilizing the 12-week, no contact pass being offered by Rugby Canada at a reduced rate for 2021, so please head over to the Registration Page and review the 2021 Registration Guide for a step by step process on how to register. The Respect in Sport program is also required for all parents prior to registering kids for rugby.

Pirates has successfully completed our Return to Play Plan and will be following all the Rugby Alberta and AHS protocol for youth sports. Please ensure you have reviewed the plan PRIOR to arriving at Pirates. There are some big changes during Phase 1 of reopening rugby this year such as no spectators, no facility access (except for washrooms), health check ins prior to arrival, and a traffic flow pattern requirement.

Practices will be on Wednesday’s for the U9 and U11’s (Head Coach: Katherine Poshtar) and on Thursdays for the U5 and U7’s (Head Coach: Jarret Barton) starting June 9 and 10, 2021.  There will be assigned cohorts with a maximum 10 participants with each cohort on different pitches. Here are some examples of the types of activities they will be able to participate in during Phase 1 of reopening.

See you on the pitch!

Minis Rugby age groups by birth year:

U5 – 2018, 2017, 2016

U7 – 2015, 2014

U9 – 2013, 2012

U11 – 2011, 2010

 

2021 Season – Return to Play

Hi Everyone! As Pirates continues to navigate Covid-19 and a 2021 season, we have filed our Return to Play program with Rugby Alberta. At this time, we are planning to run whatever type, length, and age divisions of rugby offered to us by Rugby Canada, Rugby Alberta, and under AHS allowances. At this time, under Phase 1, all sports activities are still on hold. We will continue to update everyone as Return to Play progresses. Make sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for club updates, upcoming fundraisers and fun content. Pirates misses our community and club and we can’t wait to get back in action. Thanks.

2020-2021 Board and Executive Announcement, 2020 AGM
The 2020-2021 Board is as follows, please welcome everyone into their positions!
President – Amelia Maureen
Treasurer – Alexa Fleming
Secretary – Michelle Maycock
VP Senior Men’s Rugby – Steven Monteith
VP Senior Women’s Rugby – Karlee Walters
VP Facility – Jenn Bird
VP Social – Adam Fransoo
MAL’s – Rhys Jones and Jasmine Murphy

Positions of Vice President, VP Juniors, VP Development and a MAL position remain vacant, however any interested party can apply for these positions at any upcoming board meeting or by contacting an Executive member. The first meeting of the new board will be Sunday, November 8 at 2 pm at the land, socially distanced and please wear a mask. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please see the 2020 AGM Minutes for review.

AGM – October 4, 2020, 2 pm
AGM NOTICE!
Pirates AGM will be held online Sunday, October 4th, 2020 @ 2 PM. Please click the following link to join:
In order to vote or run for positions you must be a member, so please purchase your social membership if you haven’t already done so. Memberships can be purchased for $35 by e-transfer to treasurer@piratesrugby.ca.
All positions are up for re-election this year with the exception of treasurer. We will need lots of help next year coming out of a pandemic so please consider running for a position.
2020 Pirates and Social Memberships
After the announcement of the Rugby Canada, ARU and ERU return to play requirements, Pirates has decided to not run an 2020 season. Very few clubs within our cohort have had their return to play plans approved. Activities allowed under the return to play plans have to be less than 60 minutes, non-contact and with a small cohort of all registered players who have completed a questionnaire beforehand. No social activities are allowed at all. There are strict requirements for quarantine, testing and tracking which require significant input and volunteer time. After polling active members, we do not believe there is the desire among the membership to submit a return to play plan for 2020. We support this decision by our players to respect and maintain their safety during this time.
Although the Pirates will not be returning to play this season, you can still show your Pirate pride and support the club by purchasing a social membership! A social membership allows voting at the AGM and drink specials (which will be carried forward into the 2021 season). Most importantly, purchasing a social membership supports the clubs and helps offset some of the losses incurred during this difficult time. In addition to not having player memberships this season, many members are unable to volunteer their time to assist in keeping the club running. Please consider purchasing a membership show your support this season.
To get a social membership for the 2020 season, please e-transfer $35 to treasurer@piratesrugby.ca. Please include your full name in subject/message line, if not clear from your email address.
Thank You Pirates, see you in 2021 (or sooner for socials!)
Upcoming Special General Meeting – July 19, 2020
Please be advised that the Pirates will be having an online Special General Meeting on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 2pm about the proposal by the Ellerslie Rugby Park Board of Directors regarding future planning and consideration of the sale of ERP. This meeting is for the membership of Pirates Rugby to gather, discuss proposal details and vote on proposal. The position of the membership will be represented by the Pirates President or designated proxy at the ERP General Meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Meeting Details:
Sunday, July 19, 2020 2pm MDT
Meeting Platform: Google Meet
Accessing: To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/rdq-bnrh-dzg
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 587-798-9890 and enter this PIN: 382 001 917#
To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/rdq-bnrh-dzg?hs=5
Membership status: Due to the current status of the 2020 season, a member who is considered eligible to vote at the Special General Meeting includes those holding an active 2020 membership and anyone who held a paid membership in the 2019 season. If you are unsure if you were a Pirates member in the 2019 season, please email registrar@piratesrugby.ca to inquire. If you did not hold a membership in 2019 and would like to gain membership for this meeting, you may purchase a 2020 social membership. To purchase a social membership, please e-transfer $35 to treasurer@piratesrugby.ca prior to the July 19 meeting (please include your full name in subject/message line, if not clear from your email address).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Special General Meeting, please email them to Kate Childs at president@piratesrugby.ca

 

2020 Season Refunds

As we await further updates from Rugby Canada regarding a possible return to play plan, Rugby Alberta has released a memo related to refunds for this season. If you have registered as a player for this season and wish to request a refund, please do so through your SportLomo account and by June 15. 2020. Detailed instructions and further information on this refund process can be found in the link below.

Refunds-May-28-2020

New Partnership with SkiptheDepot!

Pirates is proud to be partnering with SkiptheDepot! We know you all have been hydrating during quarantine and the empties have been piling up. SkiptheDepot will pick up your empties and either you get your deposit back or it can be directly donated to the club. Click the picture below to download the app and schedule your pickup today!

High School 7s Cancellation

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic response, the annual Pirates High School 7’s tournament has been cancelled. If you have previously submitted a deposit for your team, please contact Angela (vice_president@piratesrugby.ca) to have the cheque returned by April 30, 2020. All cheques that have not been requested to be returned by this time will be destroyed. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and we hope to see you all back at the 2021 event.

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