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Welcome to Women’s Rugby in Eastern Ontario!
Rugby is a sport that tests both mental and physical abilities. It teaches teamwork, perseverance, strength and toughness both mental and physical. Rugby is one of the only full contact sports available for women and the camaraderie that fosters between teammates and opponents is unique.
There is no ideal rugby player. In rugby there is a place on the field for people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Whether you are the fresh new face or the grizzled veteran, long and lanky or short and stocky there is a place for you in this sport.
The Eastern Ontario Rugby Union is the organizing body for rugby from Kingston in the south to Pembroke in the North and Lanark in the west to Cornwall in the east. It’s main roles are:
- Organizing leagues in which club teams to play
- Organizing representative sides to play elite level games
- Developing and promoting the sport of rugby within the region
Within the region there is rugby for all ages, experience and skill levels. The club, high school, university and representative systems offer a wide range of programs that cater to every player. Below is a brief description of the representative system in Eastern Ontario and how to get involved. Please visit the club, high school, or university pages for more information about these systems.
Representative rugby is being selected to play for your region, province or country. Teams are organized by the Unions, (i.e. EORU, ORU, CRU, etc.) and compete against each other in various competitions.
Eastern Ontario Rugby Union runs the following programs for women:
- EORU Senior Women
- EORU U18 Women
- EORU U16 Women
Rugby Ontario runs the following programs for women:
- ORU Senior Women
- ORU U23
- ORU U18
- ORU U16
- ORU U14
The Federation de Rugby Quebequiose runs the following programs for women”
- FRQ Senior Women
- FRQ U18
- FRQ U16
Rugby Canada runs the following programs for women:
- Senior Women’s National Program
- U23 Women’s National Program
- U18 Women’s National Program
- U16 Women’s National Program
The regional and provincial levels hold open tryouts, while tryouts to the national programs are by invitation only. In order to be eligible to play for one of these sides a player must registered with Rugby Canada through a club and be an active member of that club.
If you would like more information on women’s rugby in Eastern Ontario, please feel free to contact Jennifer Huntley, EORU VP Men Women, at firstname.lastname@example.org.