2019 AGM Minutes are available for review now!
Please welcome the 2019-2020 Pirates Board
President – Kate Elizabeth (Childs)
Vice President – Angela Lieu
Spring is here, which means mini’s rugby is kicking off soon! If you have kids who want to play a safe and fun outdoor sport and make new friends, try rugby!
We have programs for all ages, and no experience is necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or register here
You can now register for the 2019 season with the Pirates! A detailed guide on how to register is attach. Below is an overview of the options we are proud to offer for players this year:
If you have any questions, contact VP Kate Elizabeth for more information.
If you love the game of rugby and want to share your passion with the next generation, email your resume to email@example.com
Job Title: Youth Development Officer
Responsible to: Pirates VP Juniors
Term: April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Compensation: $600/month with a bonus of $450 payable at the end of the term, contingent on the completion of the contract terms.
Posting will remain open until March 21st, 2019.
To work with local schools and communities to help grow the sport of rugby and develop the Pirates’ minis/junior programs
For more information, please see the attached job description file.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to our Coaches!
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)