SASK REP RUGBY

Sask Rugby has representative teams for North Sask, South Sask, and a combined Team Sask. Rep Rugby offers junior rugby players the next level of training, coaching, and competition in a fun, team-oriented environment. Athletes selected to these teams participate in regional and provincial competitions, and can even be invited to participate in Rugby Canada national teams.

Click on a sections below for more information:

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Any junior athlete (13-18 years old) can participate in rep team programs. To register for a team complete the following:

New players can register as “Junior Athletes” under Saskatchewan Rugby Club here: https://reg.sportlomo.com/club/canada/saskatchewanrugby/saskatchewanrugbyclub 

Already registered players can find their Member ID by logging in to Sportlomo, here: https://rugbycanada.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/users/login

To be added to the training list and receive email updates from coaches and managers, complete the online sign-up form here: https://saskrugby.wufoo.com/forms/w1v2g5jq06xkowg/ (or at the bottom of this section)

Athletes travelling with any Sask Rugby team must also complete the following forms:

Athlete Code of Conduct Agreement

Athlete Health Form

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Cost

The one-time cost of a Rugby Canada Junior membership is around $130. This covers your participation in rugby activities from the date of registration to May 1 of the next season, including any indoor/outdoor training, club and flag rugby leagues. This means you increase the value of your registration by playing all year.

All training sessions are free to attend. Coaches and managers will communicate any additional costs for camps and competitions directly to athletes.

FUNDRAISING AND ATHLETE SUPPORT

Sask Rugby aims to ensure that no player withdraws from Rep Team activities due to financial constraints by working with athletes to manage player dues and provide fundraising and funding opportunities. 

Sask Rugby offers individual and team fundraising opportunities to reduce player dues for tournaments and camps. Athletes may also apply for a payment plan, (to pay in instalments) or participate in the Athlete Fundraising Program to earn money through volunteer hours towards their fees.

Learn more about these opportunities below or email jastrope@saskrugby.com.

Athletes participating in any of Sask Rugby’s rep team programs are eligible to volunteer at Sask Rugby events to fundraise towards their player dues. Volunteer hours will be tracked online by Sask Rugby and paid at a rate of $10/h into a player fund. The balance in this fund will be deducted from the player dues owed. All player dues must be fundraised or paid to Sask Rugby at least 3 days before departure to an event, unless other arrangements have been made in advance (e.g. a payment plan).

To participate in the program:

  1. Complete the online Athlete Fundraising Program Application
  2. Complete the Volunteer Agreement Form
  3. Sign up for volunteer shifts at www.saskrugby.com/volunteer (shifts include reffing Rookie Rugby, selling 50/50 tickets, and event set-up/tear-down)
  4. Track your online athlete fund at the link provided by Sask Rugby

Each rep teams (regional and provincial) may run team fundraisers such as steak nights, bottle drives, and raffles with money being split between all involved athletes. Coaches and managers will provide this information directly to coaches.

In addition to team fundraising, athletes are encouraged to fundraise on their own. Sask Rugby offers a wide community with which to share and promote individual fundraisers. 

Below are some great fundraising opportunities available to any athlete:

  • Flip Give: FlipGive is an easy-to-use cashback app for teams, designed to help sports parents lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they’re already buying from over 700 top brands. Cashback from groceries, gas, dining, gear, travel, and more reduces player fees, ensuring no family has to choose between sports, their budget, and their time.
  • Sarcan Drop and Go: Drop & Go is a new service that is available at all SARCAN depots Saskatchewan. It allows customers to skip lineups by leaving their order at the depot and getting their refunds transferred electronically.

Rugby Canada memberships are eligible for KidSport funding. Prior to the season start families can apply for a grant to cover their registration costs at https://kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/provincial-fund/. More information below.

KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Saskatchewan provides grants of up to $500 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

FIND A TEAM

Whether you are looking to train or compete with a team find more information on this season’s rugby activities for your division. 

2022 Competitions

U14 Intro to Contact Tournament, June 25-26, Regina SK

U14/U16/U18 Man-Sask Tournament, July 8-10, Brandon MB

U18 Westerns Championships, July 29-31, Kelowna BC

U19 Canadian Rugby Championships, July 29-August 6, Guelph ON

U14 BOYS & GIRLS (born 2009 or later)

U14 tournaments and training focus on skill development and learning the game. Contact rugby is introduced at this age with law variations to keep athletes safe. Athletes participating in this level can have a non-contact, contact, or intro to contact rugby membership.

Girls Team

Head Coach, Rufas Crawford monsterserv@hotmail.com

Boys Team

Head Coach, Adam Albeck adama@myaccess.ca

U16/U18 girls (born 2004-2008)

This age division is split in two teams: North Sask team trains out of Saskatoon and the South Sask team trains out of Regina. All athletes (U16-U18) are encouraged to attend local training sessions for North/South teams to be selected to travelling rosters and the Provincial Team.

North/South teams will attend Man-Sask then U16 players selected to the developmental squad will train alongside the U18 squad and U18 players selected to Team Sask will travel to the Western Championships.

Full program details are in the below information package, contact coaches for more information.

North Team Coach

Paul Douglas, ti4s1111@gmail.com

South & Provincial Teams Coach

Sena Debia, sdebia@outlook.com

U16/U18 boys (born 2004-2008)

This age division is split in two teams: North Sask team trains out of Lashburn/Saskatoon and the South Sask team trains out of Regina. All athletes (U16-U18) are encouraged to attend local training sessions for North/South teams to be selected to travelling rosters and the Provincial Team.

North/South teams will attend Man-Sask then U16 players selected to the developmental squad will train alongside the U18 squad and U18 players selected to Team Sask will travel to the Western Championships.

Contact coaches for more information.

North & Provincial Team Coach

Ian Senterre, dlsen@live.com

South Coach

Greg Toews, greg.e.toews@gmail.com