Rugby for Men, Women and Junior players of all ages and abilities.

Based in Edmonton, we offer a warm friendly atmosphere and a vibrant social line up throughout the year. If you are a long-time rugby player or you are just starting to play, come out to a practice and see what the Pirates can offer you!

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  • May 3rd, 2019 is the annual Pirates High School 7’s Tournament. See the link below for registration and tournament information. Hope to see you there! High School 7s 2019

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  • We would like to extend a warm (and very excited) welcome to our 2019 Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s coaches: Roger Coombs and Katherine Martin! Award-winning coach Roger Coombs will be joining Pirates as the 2019 Senior Men’s coach. He hails from the UK and will be arriving in April 2019. Coaching rugby since 1974, […]

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  • With the new year comes indoor training. Pirates invites anyone interested in trying out rugby to join us at one (or all!) of our sessions. They are FREE and NO EXPERIENCE is necessary, so it is an excellent opportunity to give rugby a try if you are new to the sport. Please see the dates […]

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Upcoming EventsFull Calendar »
  • Upcoming Events

    Sun 24

    Indoor Training

    February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mar 03

    Indoor Training

    March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mar 10

    Indoor Training

    March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Senior RugbyMore Info »
The Pirates offer senior rugby programs for both Men and Women. We welcome experienced and new players and have a policy of playing those who come to practice.
Junior RugbyMore Info »
The junior rugby season runs from the beginning of May to the end of July. Under 7 and Under 9 groups play flag rugby, contact is introduced at the Under 11 level. Teams are co-ed from Under 7 to Under 11, boys and girls are separated at the Under 13 level.
ClubhouseMore Info »
The Pirates clubhouse and fields are available for rentals. The clubhouse has a capacity of ~100 people with a full kitchen, bar, and patio with barbeque. three full sized rugby pitches, with extra space in the northwest corner, that can be used for a variety of field sports. Change areas and showers may be able to be rented.
HistoryMore »
The Edmonton Rugby Football Club was formed in 1953, most of their games were played against Calgary teams until 1958 when a group broke away and formed a second team. There now being two rugby clubs in Edmonton, it was decided to give the club a second name to avoid confusion. The name chosen was the Pirates after the famous Cornish team, the Penzance Pirates.