Calgary Saints Rugby Club

Calgary Saints Rugby Club

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Rugby friends! We would love to have you!
Was going through some old clothes and found this beauty! I haven’t played in about 20 years, this was our game jersey for a trip to Bozeman, Montana. Not sure if anyone on here remembers that, or if we’re still not allowed to talk about it! Haha. Miss the game.
Anyone recognize the tattoo on this old matchbox car?
I was given a bag of old cars from an elderly neighbour.
Thought I would add a few pics I found of Jon celebrating the provincial championships in 2007/08 when I worked as the AT for the Saints. Great memories and an even better guy 😊
Hi guys, I’m sure most of you know, for those that don’t our mate Jonny Runchel has been battling cancer for the past 2 years now. Unfortunately Jons condition is deteriorating pretty quickly. He’s family have asked me to keep you guys in the loop as both Jon and I are very grateful for the time we spent with you guys! So keep him and his family in your thoughts !!
Cheers Burger
Good day folks! Just wanted to give a quick shout out to our friends at the Saints Rugby Club. We at the CCIAC are having a St. Patrick’s Day Co-Ed Touch Tourney on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

The extended forecast is suggesting the tourney date should be well above zero, so we're hoping to have a great turn out, and to nurture a positive, competitive experience for everyone involved!

If your club, or members associated with your club, want to put together a team and come join us at our clubhouse, please reach out! We can find a team for you to join if you're flying solo, everyone is welcome!
I know this is a bit of a trip but we would love to have another saints team at the tournament just to mess with everyone
Hi all, just your friendly morale booster Jay here. Cant wait to see you all at the banquet this weekend!
Still a few spots left in the Titans Okotberfest 10s.
Saturday October 5th
For more details see Titans Oktoberfest 10's Rugby on facebook or https://www.titansrugby.com/
This is a Rugby Canada sanctioned tourney, all players must be registered or they will not be allowed to play.
Someone forgot their bag at the CRU.
Photos from yesterdays game are now posted to

Established in 1958, the Saints are the oldest rugby club in Calgary. The Saints have a tradition of fielding competitive teams at all levels and have won a number of Alberta Cup and Calgary Cup championships.

Twitter & Instagram: @CalgarySaints Mens Team
The Saints Men are well known in Alberta rugby for their pasts seasons successes. With three teams there is more then enough room for new players looking to play high caliber rugby. Training sessions run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30-8:00. The 2012 Teams are very excited for the new season. As always we are seeking new recruits and anyone interested i

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 07/19/2021

Another successful weekend at the CRU! Every team played their hearts out. Thanks for coming out! 🏉 #yycrugby #saintsrugby #family

📷: Thanks to @leblanc6818 for capturing these amazing photos!

07/18/2021

Go Canada Go! 🇨🇦

Saints, send in your short videos wishing Team Canada good luck, or your favourite game-day preparations, to show our support to the Canadian Olympic Women's 7s Rugby Team! Submit videos to [email protected] #Olympics #saintsrugby #gocanadago

Go Canada Go! 🇨🇦

Saints, send in your short videos wishing Team Canada good luck, or your favourite game-day preparations, to show our support to the Canadian Olympic Women's 7s Rugby Team! Submit videos to [email protected] #Olympics #saintsrugby #gocanadago

07/16/2021

Hey y’all! It’s the last weekend for the 2021 Calgary Stampede, so if you haven’t gone yet now is the time! Enjoy the weather, the midway food, rides and rodeo. Yeehaw! 🤠

Photo by: @calgarystampede

#calgarystampede #rodeo #yycrugby #saintsrugby

Hey y’all! It’s the last weekend for the 2021 Calgary Stampede, so if you haven’t gone yet now is the time! Enjoy the weather, the midway food, rides and rodeo. Yeehaw! 🤠

Photo by: @calgarystampede

#calgarystampede #rodeo #yycrugby #saintsrugby

07/15/2021

Hey Saints! Here’s a quick update on tonight’s practice. Stay safe! 🏉 #yycrugby #saintsrugby #staysafe #update

Hey Saints! Here’s a quick update on tonight’s practice. Stay safe! 🏉 #yycrugby #saintsrugby #staysafe #update

07/15/2021

Hey Saints! Practice is cancelled tonight for all ages! Stay safe!

#yycrugby #saintsrugby #staysafe #Update

Hey Saints! Practice is cancelled tonight for all ages! Stay safe!

#yycrugby #saintsrugby #staysafe #Update

07/13/2021

Heads up Saints players and coaches! This is what our game and practice schedules will look like starting tonight, and continuing for the rest of the season! #saintsrugby #saintsgameday #schedulechange

Heads up Saints players and coaches! This is what our game and practice schedules will look like starting tonight, and continuing for the rest of the season! #saintsrugby #saintsgameday #schedulechange

07/13/2021

Starting tonight, we will have a new schedule for games and practices. This schedule will run for the remainder of our season 🏉 #saintsrugby #yycrugby #schedulechange #GameOn

Starting tonight, we will have a new schedule for games and practices. This schedule will run for the remainder of our season 🏉 #saintsrugby #yycrugby #schedulechange #GameOn

07/13/2021

Covid-19 has affected everyone, and regardless of Alberta’s restrictions lifting, people are still dealing with the effects of isolation and more.

The Calgary Saints Rugby Club wants you to know that we care. We are in this together. Although we were isolated during the unforeseen circumstances of the pandemic, we came together and are stronger than ever. We support you 💚

If you or anyone you know would benefit from talking to someone please reach out to the Canadian Su***de Prevention line at 833-456-4566 💚

#wecare #mentalhealthawareness #together #saintsrugby #yycrugby

Covid-19 has affected everyone, and regardless of Alberta’s restrictions lifting, people are still dealing with the effects of isolation and more.

The Calgary Saints Rugby Club wants you to know that we care. We are in this together. Although we were isolated during the unforeseen circumstances of the pandemic, we came together and are stronger than ever. We support you 💚

If you or anyone you know would benefit from talking to someone please reach out to the Canadian Su***de Prevention line at 833-456-4566 💚

#wecare #mentalhealthawareness #together #saintsrugby #yycrugby

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 07/12/2021

Very successful first Saturday back at the CRU!! Lots of Junior players came out and enjoying running around in the heat. Our senior men’s team won 1st in the touch tournament, and our senior women came 2nd while winning the costume contest (as dominoes). Congratulations 🎉 #yycrugby #cru #albertarugby #family #saintsrugby

📸 Ron LeBlanc

07/11/2021

Donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Check out the video below, share it and consider donating to support the Davis family in their fight!

07/09/2021

Great weather calls for great brews! 🍻 ☀️ Start your weekend off right and head on down to our sponsor bar Marda Loop Brewing Company for amazing beers & food! 🤙🏻 Happy hour is from 3-6 pm! @mardaloopbrewing #supportlocal #yycrugby #saints #sponsor

Great weather calls for great brews! 🍻 ☀️ Start your weekend off right and head on down to our sponsor bar Marda Loop Brewing Company for amazing beers & food! 🤙🏻 Happy hour is from 3-6 pm! @mardaloopbrewing #supportlocal #yycrugby #saints #sponsor

07/06/2021

Practice resumes tonight! Remember to fill out your attestations before you attend! See you there! 👋🏻
#yycrugby #saintsrugby #trainingday #backatit

Practice resumes tonight! Remember to fill out your attestations before you attend! See you there! 👋🏻
#yycrugby #saintsrugby #trainingday #backatit

07/06/2021

Practice tonight!
Juniors @ 5:30 - 6:30pm
Seniors @ 6:45 - 8:15pm
Remember to fill out your attestation forms before attending.
See you there! 🏉
#yycrugby #saintsrugby #training

Practice tonight!
Juniors @ 5:30 - 6:30pm
Seniors @ 6:45 - 8:15pm
Remember to fill out your attestation forms before attending.
See you there! 🏉
#yycrugby #saintsrugby #training

07/04/2021

Congrats to Cole Davis on another tough battle with Canada. Way to go, Cole — we’re all cheering for you! 👏🏻👏🏻

Photo by Rugby Canada @rugbycanada

Congrats to Cole Davis on another tough battle with Canada. Way to go, Cole — we’re all cheering for you! 👏🏻👏🏻

Photo by Rugby Canada @rugbycanada

07/02/2021

Remember to stay cool out there, Saints!
Wear sunscreen and drink lots of water.
#yycrugby#yycsaints #beattheheat

Remember to stay cool out there, Saints!
Wear sunscreen and drink lots of water.
#yycrugby#yycsaints #beattheheat

07/01/2021

Congrats DC, go well and make us proud!! #OhWhenTheSaints

https://bit.ly/3A8QAIK | The New South Wales Rugby Union has today announced Darren Coleman as the new Head Coach of the NSW Waratahs.

#fortheloveofrugby💙🏉

06/29/2021

Attention Rugby Players:
Practice tonight is cancelled due to the heat.
No practice on Thursday. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
#heatwave #yycrugby #saintsrugby #practice

Attention Rugby Players:
Practice tonight is cancelled due to the heat.
No practice on Thursday. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
#heatwave #yycrugby #saintsrugby #practice

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 06/28/2021

Calgary Saints Rugby Club Alumni

Rob Knowles

Rob started playing rugby in grade 10 and was instructed to the Saints as a Junior during the summers. Rob played rugby at UBC and came home in the summer to play with The Saints. Rob is still friends with many of his Saints rugby teammates from 30+ years ago.

Years with the Saints ‘87-‘99

Position:
Flanker

How did you come to join the Saints? :
“Joe Massey, a coach at Henry Wisewood High School”

Best Saints Memories:
* All road trip games
* The 40th Anniversary game against Saracens
* Presidents Dinners

Saints Career Highlights:
* Playing big the ‘90-‘91 Canadian Juniors with 7 other Saints on the team
* Building the first Saints clubhouse and having a home field

Advice for Current Saints Players/Members:
“Play hard, but enjoy the social side so that you can have life long friends.”

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 06/25/2021

Calling all rugby coaches: free rugby coach workshop this weekend! Click the link in our bio for more information.
#yycrugby #saintsrugby #training #coaching

06/22/2021

On June 26 the CRU is hosting their first event. There will be a bottle drive as well as a try rugby event for minis and junior level players from 10-2! All junior and minis players who were registered between 2019-2021 are eligible for a free rugby ball 🤟🏻🤟🏻 come out and play! #cru #calgaryrugby #saintsrugby #support

On June 26 the CRU is hosting their first event. There will be a bottle drive as well as a try rugby event for minis and junior level players from 10-2! All junior and minis players who were registered between 2019-2021 are eligible for a free rugby ball 🤟🏻🤟🏻 come out and play! #cru #calgaryrugby #saintsrugby #support

06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day from Calgary Saints Rugby Club! #fathersday #saintsrugby #yycrugby

Happy Father’s Day from Calgary Saints Rugby Club! #fathersday #saintsrugby #yycrugby

06/18/2021

Season kicking off great so far!! If you’re interested in joining us - link is in our bio #letsgorugby #saintsrugby #family

Season kicking off great so far!! If you’re interested in joining us - link is in our bio #letsgorugby #saintsrugby #family

06/17/2021

Calling all U13-U18 players! Now is the time to upgrade your membership from NON-CONTACT to CONTACT. This should be done via Sports Lomo for training starting on June 20! 🤟🏻 #calgarysaints #saintsrugby #yycrugby

Calling all U13-U18 players! Now is the time to upgrade your membership from NON-CONTACT to CONTACT. This should be done via Sports Lomo for training starting on June 20! 🤟🏻 #calgarysaints #saintsrugby #yycrugby

06/15/2021

We will see you tonight for practice!
U5-13 practice 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U15 and Up practice 6:30-7:30pm

Remember to complete your attestations before you attend.

#saintsrugby #yycrugby #training

We will see you tonight for practice!
U5-13 practice 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U15 and Up practice 6:30-7:30pm

Remember to complete your attestations before you attend.

#saintsrugby #yycrugby #training

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 06/10/2021

Senior rugby begins again TONIGHT at 6:30 pm! Make sure you’re registered and have completed your attestations before you attend.

AHS stage 2 starts today with new protocols for rugby. #calgaryrugby #seniorsprogram

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 06/08/2021

Back again! Junior rugby will continue tonight and Senior rugby will start this THURSDAY. Please get registered and complete your attestations - See all the U18s and under tonight 🤟🏻 #rugby #family #sports

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 06/03/2021

First Juniors Training was a success!! We look forward to seeing everyone again tonight - please be registered and fill out your daily attestation to attend 🤟🏻

Registration and attestation links are in the comments!

#saintsrugby #juniorsprogram #calgaryrugby #yyc

06/01/2021

We cannot wait to see everyone tonight at our first practice back for 2021! All junior teams are running in full force so get registered, fill out your daily attestation and come out to play #weareback #saintsrugby

We cannot wait to see everyone tonight at our first practice back for 2021! All junior teams are running in full force so get registered, fill out your daily attestation and come out to play #weareback #saintsrugby

05/31/2021

Senior Registration is now OPEN!! The senior season will start in Stage 2 (June 10 at the earliest). We cannot wait to have our full membership in full swing, if you’re a junior member, first practice back is tomorrow!! We cannot wait #saintsrugby #family #backatit #rugbyyyc

Senior Registration is now OPEN!! The senior season will start in Stage 2 (June 10 at the earliest). We cannot wait to have our full membership in full swing, if you’re a junior member, first practice back is tomorrow!! We cannot wait #saintsrugby #family #backatit #rugbyyyc

Photos from Calgary Saints Rugby Club's post 05/27/2021

It’s finally time !! Junior training with start next week. Get registered and dust your kit off. We cannot wait to see you 🤟🏻 #saintsrugby #alberta #staystrong #family

05/05/2021

What an awesome photo 😍 thanks for sharing, Rob! Does anyone else have some old photos they’ve come across? Post them in the comments below!

Was going through some old clothes and found this beauty! I haven’t played in about 20 years, this was our game jersey for a trip to Bozeman, Montana. Not sure if anyone on here remembers that, or if we’re still not allowed to talk about it! Haha. Miss the game.

Timeline Photos 05/05/2021

Good luck on your endeavour Mairin Husak, you’ll be amazing!

Welcome to our newest team member, Mairin!

Mairin is a Physical Literacy practicum student from Mount Royal University.

Her job over the next few months is to assess all of the Healthy Play games and create modifications that help children develop physical literacy. 🏃🏻‍♀️

Healthy Play games are pretty amazing already, but now we are adding a bonus to help front line staff teach children fundamental movement skills while they play.

These games and modifications will be a digital resource given to those who book a training with us!

We look forward to the education, expertise and enthusiasm Mairin brings. 💜

Here is a bit more about Mairin:

Mairin has been part of Calgary’s sport and
recreation community for most of her life.

She began early as a competitive gymnast, later playing soccer, basketball, and rugby, which sparked an interest in coaching, mentoring, and teaching others in the years that followed.

She is currently a third-year Physical Literacy Major at Mount Royal University.

She has had a long love affair with everything
movement-related, and this has become a strong desire to facilitate this same love in the children she works with.

Mairin has held leadership positions within the preschool gymnastics community and has taught numerous sports and recreation programs for both children and youth. She is a mother to three wonderful, busy children, and when she’s not chasing them, she can be found on a sports field or spending time with family and friends.

#practicum
#mru
#physicalliteracy
#healthyplaycanada⁠
#wordplaycanada⁠
#learningtoplay⁠
#playingtolearn⁠
#childdevelopment⁠
#benefitsofplay⁠
#parenting ⁠
#kids ⁠
#teachersofinstagram ⁠
#teachersfollowteachers⁠
#sportandrecreation
#compassionandempathy

05/05/2021

We regret to announcement the postponement of the junior season till further notice. We worked very hard to finish out RTP for the opening of the season and will get the season up and running with health restrictions allow us to do so. For now, stay safe, healthy and get vaccinated. #saintsrugby #family #covidAB #healthfirst

We regret to announcement the postponement of the junior season till further notice. We worked very hard to finish out RTP for the opening of the season and will get the season up and running with health restrictions allow us to do so. For now, stay safe, healthy and get vaccinated. #saintsrugby #family #covidAB #healthfirst

05/04/2021

We regret to announce the postponement of our first junior practice ! We will hopefully be starting Thursday May 6. We want to ensure we are up to date and following all COVID restrictions in Alberta. To do this we must wait for the new restrictions Jason Kenny stated were coming out on May 4th. Thank you to everyone for understanding 🤟🏻 #saintsrugby #covidAB #staysafe

We regret to announce the postponement of our first junior practice ! We will hopefully be starting Thursday May 6. We want to ensure we are up to date and following all COVID restrictions in Alberta. To do this we must wait for the new restrictions Jason Kenny stated were coming out on May 4th. Thank you to everyone for understanding 🤟🏻 #saintsrugby #covidAB #staysafe

05/02/2021

Registered yet?? It’s the year to get outside and run around. All levels welcome, come give rugby a try! Register today 🎉 #family #saintsrugby

Registered yet?? It’s the year to get outside and run around. All levels welcome, come give rugby a try! Register today 🎉 #family #saintsrugby

Our Story

Junior, Women’s & Men’s Rugby!

Men’s Team
The Saints Men are well known in Alberta rugby for their pasts seasons successes. With multiple or joint teams, there is more then enough room for new players looking to play rugby, either competitively or socially. Training sessions run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30-8:00PM. As always, we are seeking new recruits and anyone interested is welcome to email [email protected] for more information.

Women’s Team
The Saints Women are a competitive team that isn’t afraid to have fun. Our training sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00PM. The Saints Women welcome new players to the game of rugby every year who easily mix in with some of our representative players. As always, we are seeking new recruits and anyone interested is welcome to email [email protected] for more information.

Junior Program
The Mini and Youth Season (U7 to U15) runs from April through to the end of June. Our older Juniors Season (U17 to U19) runs from immediately after the high school season (mid June) to the end of August. A fall season is also available for all juniors and is included in the yearly dues. We are always seeking new players for our junior program! Please contact [email protected] for more information.

International Players
The Saints have a strong history of assisting out-of-town and out-of-country players find jobs and lodgings, on both short and long-term arrangements. We welcome local players, Canadians from other areas and international guest players. If you're interested in joining the Saints as a player, coach or supporter for a summer or longer, please contact the VP for the respective team:
[email protected]
[email protected]

Interested in learning more about the Saints or have a business that is interested in becoming one of our partners? Contact [email protected]

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