Bright and Lion RFC

Bright and Lion RFC


Hi all. As discussed last night with a few of you, I am looking into what is involved in entering in the planned 10's (contact) tournament (played on 4 consecutive Saturdays in Truro- we could play as many or as few weekends as we want). I've spoken to Jack Hanratty at Rugby NS. He's trying to sort out the way to have a team from the South Shore in the tournament (what will be required for registration etc. The club would need to host four contact training sessions. I can help with this, and there are others who would be at least as qualified as me. Once we confirm interest we could try to schedule the sessions.

Below is more info, copied from the Rugby NS newsletter. Please signal in the comments below if you are interested in playing. The discussion thus far has been about entering a mens team but if there is enough interest we could try to bring a womens squad as well.

Senior 10s
Once the Public Health Authority in Nova Scotia announced that beginning October 1st group sizes for sports could increase to a limit of 50 people without having
to physically distance, the question came from the membership, “what can we
create? What can we do to play?”. With only 1 true month of adequate weather
conditions for outdoor sports left, time was of the essence.
The first step taken by RNS was to quickly create a survey to send to all club representatives to find the true want for a senior league in 1 months’ time. The overwhelming response was that clubs wanted to play but were not confident that
they could not field full 15s teams.
RNS made the decision to create a tournament series of senior men’s and women’s 10s that would take place in Truro, NS. “The decision to base the league in
Truro seemed rather straight forward. HRM fields close mid-October and the
luxury of having 3 fields in the same location would cause less stress on the Referee Society. We did look at hosting one of the tournaments at a Valley location,
but without the ownership of fields and the unpredictable maritime winter
weather looming in, we thought it was best to host at a location that could go
ahead rain or shine….or snow,” stated provincial coach Jack Hanratty.
Thanks to Truro Saints RFC for once again use of their facilities to allow rugby
activity to go ahead in Nova Scotia.
Please reach out to your local club for involvement in this league.
Competition Dates:
Saturday, October 17
Saturday, October 24
Saturday, October 31
Saturday, November 7

Here's the schedule for the 7s tournament on sunday. First games at 1230.
Would any girls be interested in the 7’s tournament on February 16th? We only need 9 for a team!!
Would any girls be interested in putting a 7’s team together on February 16th? We almost have enough for a team!!!!
Hi folks,

This weekend we are running a Rugby Canada U18/U20W a the Bridgewater Turf.

If you are interested in attending to see what goes on please email [email protected]

Session 1) 11am-1pm
Session 2) 2pm-4pm
Session 3) 10:00am-12:00
Session 4) 2pm-4pm
543 Glen Allan Dr, Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A

Excited to meet RNS newest club!
First time watching RugbyX. It's exactly like what we play except its full contact!
Beautiful night for rugby

Kinsmen field in Bridgewater 7-8:30 pm. All are welcome to come out for a run and have a pint afterwards with some good people. Take care and cheers.

Andrew Dixon
Beautiful night for Rugby

Come on out for some Rugby tonight 7-8:30 at Kinsmen Field in Bridgewater. Pints afterwards at a local watering spot with some good friends.

Andrew Dixon
Awesome turnout tonight for the return of Club rugby to the South Shore. The South Shore Bright and Lions Rugby Club had their first training of the season tonight. We will we be training every Wednesday 6:45-8:30 pm at Kinsmen Field in Bridgewater throughout the summer. We are planning to field a men’s and women’s team. All skill levels welcome so come on out and play a great a game with some great people.
Is this the club Andrew Dixon recommended to me?

Inclusive to all ages, abilities, genders and skill levels!!!

Operating as usual


We will be taking a week off to prepare for back to school!

See you all in September

✨Note the time and location change


See you all at Kinsmen field 😀


We are so happy to receive this funding, it means so much to our growing club. This will allow our club to purchase proper equipment, grow our womens/girls team and assist with the barriers we face being from a small community that rugby is not a common sport. Rugby on the South Shore is growing and we hope to soon have a pathway for anyone who wants to play 💗

Rugby Canada is pleased to announce the successful applicants of the 2023 HSBC Bank Community Rugby Fund! 🏉

Each of the 11 successful applications for 2023 clearly displayed their approach and passion for growing rugby across Canada 🇨🇦

🗞️Read more:


Rugby Canada a le plaisir d’annoncer les candidats retenus dans le cadre du Fonds pour le rugby communautaire de la Banque HSBC 2023! 🏉

Dans chacune des 11 demandes retenues pour 2023, l’approche et la passion pour la croissance du rugby au Canada sont clairement démontrées 🇨🇦

🗞️ Lire la suite :


Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 20/08/2023

It was a weekend of firsts for South Shore Rugby

Our women played the first game of senior women’s rugby on the South Shore and came out with a win after a hard battle. 26-17

Our boys squad played the first match on home turf as Bright & Lion RFC. 22-36

Huge thank you to for travelling to the South Shore to make this happen.

We appreciate all the support from the rugby community as we grow our sport in Bridgewater. 🌱

Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 18/08/2023

Come out to watch the South Shore Squad play on home turf!!


📣Coming up this week with South Shore Bright & Lion Rugby📣

Touch rugby 8-9 pm at Kinsman field.
All that are playing this weekend plan for a practice during/after this.

This will be our last session of kids rugby 5pm-6pm. Prepare for fun games and a recap what you learned this summer!☀️

South Shore Vs. Valley Rugby Union
Come to the Kinsmen field to cheer on your community players.


Come support your South Shore Bright & Lion in Bridgewater!!

Women’s game at 12:30pm
Men’s game at 1:30pm

Let’s cheer on our growing community team 🏟️📣


As of now the field is open and we will be playing from 8-9pm.


If anyone finds themselves in New Brunswick this weekend stop by and cheer on the South Shore squad!





Aldar is a graduate of Parkview playing for the Panthers rugby team. He frequents Bright and Lion’s club when he is home to help our local team grow. Let’s help him reach his goal!

“Hi, my name is Aldar Meulan. I am a nursing student at Vanier College, and a rugby athlete playing for the Town of Mount-Royal (TMR), Vanier College, and Team Quebec. Rugby is my passion, which is why I am so excited that I have received the opportunity to play in Vancouver this year with Team Quebec at the Canadian Rugby Championship.

I don't want to miss this fantastic opportunity, which is why I am asking for help. Money fundraised will go towards my plane ticket and lodging in Vancouver. This will allow me to further my passion for the sport, and fulfill my dream of making it to Nationals.

Any help is immensely appreciated. If you can't donate, please share! Thank you so much for your support.”


July 20th,
Rookie rugby is tonight 6-7pm, see everyone at Kinsmen field! 🏉


🏉July 19th 🏉

Drinks at King Street Beer to follow

Please bring a donation to cover field rental and equipment expenses 💲


*****Rescheduled due to field closures and weather, we will re-post another date once booked.*****


Bright and Lion is holding a community event to promote the inclusive sport of rugby that is growing on the South Shore.
Our men and women’s teams will host a double header game against South West New Brunswick/Riverlake RFC.
We will be having a 50/50 draw to support the future of rugby on the South Shore and will have a community barbecue available while we watch our team play.
Kick off is at 1:30 PM located on Kinsmen athletic field in Bridgewater, 79 maple street.

Come out to support our local players!


We are outside tonight folks!!

Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 09/07/2023

The boys has a wicked game against HRFC yesterday taking the W in exhibition play 39-29.

Thank you HRFC for hosting us for a great match!


Tonight from 6-7pm we start our mini rugby group!
There’s still time to sign up, we will have a computer at the field if you need help we can guide you through.

See you all tonight ☀️


July 5th

We will be inside at HB studios from 630-730pm

Bring money to split the field rental please.


***relocated due to field closure

Tonight we will be OUTSIDE!!

Bring cleats as the field will be slippery!


See you all tonight!
Kids $5
Adults $10

FYI to all you early folks, the doors will be locked until 745


Calling all athletes ages 5-11, we are building the rugby community on the South Shore! Come out every Thursday and learn a new sport!

If you need any help signing up reach out and we will direct you!!


These two girls are part of the Parkview panthers rugby team and Bright and Lion family.

Meg and ElIiana have made the Rugby NS U17 & U19 team!
They are taking part in Raffelbox and selling tickets to help cut the costs of the team fees.

Follow the link for Raffelbox or contact [email protected] if you can help them out!!

Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 18/06/2023

A big W for the boys against Dartmouth PigDogs in exhibition play.


We are happy to see lots of new faces coming out to play with South Shore!


If you live near Barrington this is an awesome chance to try rugby!

Reminder - TOMORROW!
Try Rugby! Girls in grades 5-8 are invited to come give rugby a go!
The session will take place on Wednesday, June 14th, 3:30-5:30. Drop off and pick up is at the Sherose Island Recreation Centre, 27, Park Lane.
This is during our regular After the Bell programming so we are excited to share the kind of fun activity we do in the program.
Please register to let us know how many to expect, and reach out if you have any clothing or other needs to be able to take part. All equipment will be provided - no experience needed. FREE!


If you live near Barrington this is an awesome opportunity to try rugby!

Reminder - TOMORROW!
Try Rugby! Girls in grades 5-8 are invited to come give rugby a go!
The session will take place on Wednesday, June 14th, 3:30-5:30. Drop off and pick up is at the Sherose Island Recreation Centre, 27, Park Lane.
This is during our regular After the Bell programming so we are excited to share the kind of fun activity we do in the program.
Please register to let us know how many to expect, and reach out if you have any clothing or other needs to be able to take part. All equipment will be provided - no experience needed. FREE!

Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 08/06/2023

It was an amazing night for rugby on the South Shore.

Thank you to everyone for being welcoming, kind and teaching a new sport to many. Let’s keep this club growing!


Touch Rugby 8-9pm tonight at HB studio!!

Beers to follow at King Street 🍻


Due to the weather we will be inside at HB studios on Wednesday June 7th 8-9pm


TOUCH RUGBY UPDATE: touch rugby is moving indoors this week due to rain ☔️

Where:HB studios fieldhouse
When: Wednesday, June 7 8-9 pm
Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per youth (to cover field rental fee)

New and returning players are welcome for fun, non contact touch rugby 🏉

Photos from Atlantick's post 04/06/2023

Thank you to Atlantick for sponsoring our growing team. We appreciate you!


Rugby is ON tomorrow.
Stay tuned for updates as the conditions are unpredictable!

Stay safe ❤️

Photos from Bright and Lion RFC's post 28/05/2023

The boys had an amazing weekend with a 2nd place finish at tournament. It’s great to see South Shore make a name for themselves as a new club!

Thank you to everyone who came out to play with us and to all of our sponsors for the new kit.



Bright & Lion is offering a KIDS rugby club running for 6 weeks starting July 6th at Kinsman Athletic Field (85 Maple Street, Bridgewater)!

This will be a fun NON-CONTACT summer experience teaching kids the basic skills of rugby. Teams will be co-ed with age categories under 7 - Under 11 (min 5yrs of age recommended).

Please have your child wear comfortable clothing, cleats or sneakers & bring a water bottle.

Sign up at: (rugby insurance included). $50.00

Guide to sign up:
Nova Scotia
Bright and Lion RFC
Minor Non-Contact
Make an account
Fill in your Childs information
Payment on the site registers you for 6 weeks of fun with B&L

Follow the page for any updates and weather related cancelations.

Email [email protected] with any questions!


Tackle practice will be following touch 8-9pm


Great coach, Great team!!

We are currently looking for players for the upcoming season . Training camp to start in mid August. Message or email [email protected] for information and keep eye on FB Page for updates . If you played Rugby or played with the Seahawks we are looking for you . Must be a current or incoming PVEC Student 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈


Touch is ON tonight 7-8ish at Kinsman field, drinks at Saltbox to follow.
Please bring a donation for the club as we still have to pay for field usage and other club costs (recommended 5$/player when outside)


Wednesday night touch rugby is moving OUTSIDE beginning tomorrow

NEW start time: 7-8 pm to catch the daylight

Location: Kinsmen field in Bridgewater

Drop in fee: by donation to the club Recommended $5

New players welcome,See you there!