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Pirates High School 7’s Tournament

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

Introducing our 2019 Senior Coaches!

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, he has been taking ruggers world wide to their peak in Wales, England, Italy, the USE, the Bahamas, South Africa, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Mr. Coombs has coached famous teams such as the London Irish, Woodbridge, Suffolk, the London Welsh, Boca Raton, Cowrie and formed and directed national teams for both the Bahamas and Pakistan. Heavily involved in grass-roots rugby, he has also coached all ages from minis to seniors and both men’s and women’s sides, and has brought many a school, club and representative side to championship seasons. Roger has been awarded the Welsh Rugby Union Coach Award, taken the U19 Pakistan team to a national win, been an active “coach the coach” member and has formed many a team across the globe. An experienced rugby coach, he also brings with him a passion for the sport and a desire to help grow rugby in Pirates and Edmonton. We are very excited to welcome Roger to Pirates RFC and to Canada.


We are also extremely happy to announce that Katherine Martin will be returning as the 2019 Senior Women’s coach. A lifelong Pirate , Kady debuted in 2018 as head coach after retiring as a seasoned player since 2001. Intro to Competition Certified, she has been spotted working with some of Alberta’s best known coaches, including those found at the U of A, Edmonton Gold and Wolfpack, developing her coaching skills. The 2018 season finished out with our AWP women finishing in 3rd place overall, with an improving score over the previous season. Kady also coaches several rep players on the Pirates AWP side, including those at Edmonton Gold, Wolfpack and Team Canada U20, who trust her skills to get them to their rugby goals.¬† Having taken the premiership Pirates women to semi-finals last year, we know that Kady is a winning bet for our club. She has also coached the mini’s for several years and has been an active board member in the past, proving that her love of Pirates, rugby and coaching extends into her past and future.


If you’d like more information, contact Welcome to our Coaches!

Indoor Training Has Begun! Now Recruiting for the 2019 Season!

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 and locations listed below.

ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre (2909 113 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 4S1)

O’Leary High School (8760 132 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5E 0X8)

Six Nations at Urban Tavern with the Pirates

Want to watch some rugby and drink at a bar with no cover?
Wanna make some extra money for the team through drink tickets?
Come be social with Pirates to watch some 6 Nations games at Urban Tavern. Tickets are $5 and include one drink, and can be used on any match day throughout the entire tournament. So feel free to grab several for each weekend! Link to the Facebook event is here. Contact Aiden Cottrell for your tickets, or request via social media pages or grab some at any upcoming Pirate event.

February 9th, 2019 is Pirates Day! We will be hosting and have a draw 50-50 with all proceeds going to support the club.

February 9, 2019 game schedule with local kickoff times

On March 16th, 2019 we will have a chance to win 10 new balls for the club courtesy of United Cycle if we have the most people show up to represent Pirates.

March 16, 2019 game schedule with local kickoff times


Fun facts: Kids are allowed in the bar until 6:00pm so parents can bring the minis, juniors and rep munchkins as well. Brunch is served until 2:00 pm with full drink menu from open till close!

Download the TeamApp today for Pirates info straight to your phone!

For a one stop shop on your phone for all your 2019 Pirates info, download the Team App from Just search for “Pirates RFC” and create an account.

The events calendar will have all Pirate social events, tournaments and volunteer opportunities posted while the schedule calendar will have all practices and games¬† and the ability to sort by team included. The app will integrate the schedules and events you choose into your phone calendar. You can set it up to send you push notifications to your phone for any event or schedule you’d like, so you’ll never forget a training, game, volunteering or party. The app also has integrated maps functions, so you will always know where you are headed!

We also have linked access to registrations, all your needed documents available, links to photos and newsletters and easy access to all other Pirates social media and webpages. Rentals will be incorporated for 2019, so if you are interested in renting the property you will be able to see blackout dates in advance to assist with your bookings.

Download the TeamApp today!