Rugby is a great option to consider and you will be happy you did! Rugby Canada is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the sport. Let us help you learn more about rugby and why it is the best choice you as a player, or for your son or daughter, as a parent/guardian.

Rugby Canada is proud to offer both non-contact and contact versions of rugby all over the Canada. The Rookie Rugby program is a non-contact version of the game, keeping is safe for kids of all ages. It is the first step in Rugby Canada’s player pathway, introducing the newest Olympic sport in a fun, safe way for boys and girls of all ages.

Safety is Our Primary Concern

Rugby Canada understands that safety is one of the primary concerns when starting with rugby, for both players and parents. We are committed to this concern and have developed a plethora of materials, trainings, regulations, and resources that ensure all player, coaches, and referees remain safe in this great game.

Rookie Rugby is the non-contact version of the game, keeping it safe for all involved. It is a great introduction to the game that helps keep kids healthy and having fun. The curriculum incorporates elements of Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Pathway and Physical Literacy.

Rugby Canada is dedicated to the safety of rugby through:

  • Appropriate training and education for all coaches working with youth rugby players
  • Appropriate training and education for all rugby referees for management of the game
  • Resources and materials available on and
  • Rugby insurance provided through rugby Canada membership for all members

Find a Team

Looking for a Rookie Rugby club in your community? Check out our Find a Club page to locate a program in your area. You can also contact your local representative to get more information. Find local contact information here.


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