Why Do I Need to Register?

All player, club management and Board members need to be registered with a club in good standing with BC Rugby. Registration includes:

  • Rugby Canada dues
  • BC Rugby dues (for Junior and Mini players)
  • BC Rugby excess medical coverage
  • Depending on the club, registration may also include your club dues

Use the tabs on this page to determine what type of player you are (New, Returning or Transferring) and follow the instructions to complete your registration.

Management who work with directly players are required to complete the Rugby Ready course in addition to being registered BC Rugby members. This applies to coaches, trainers, medical staff and managers

Board members and volunteers (in defined roles) have no individual registration dues. Board and Officer Insurance is done as an annual fee to the clubs (this will be waived if the club provides proof of its own Director and Officer’s insurance or if ALL Directors and Officers are current members in other categories. Update your club Directors and Officer’s listing HERE

If you have registration questions, please email registration@bcrugby.com or contact Louise Wheeler at 604.737.3065

New Players

If you have not already spoken with the club, please confirm with them that they will be fielding a team for your gender and age level this season. Click here for club contacts.

Before you step onto the pitch for games or for training, all players need to be registered with BC Rugby / Rugby Canada in the current season. Most clubs in BC operate with registration running September 1 to August 31.

Click here to access the registration page, then find your club and register as a player.

Renewing Club Membership

Before you step onto the pitch for games or for training, all players need to be registered with BC Rugby / Rugby Canada in the current season. Most clubs in BC operate with registration running September 1 to August 31.

Click here to sign into your Sportlomo Account and renew your membership.

 Click here for video instructions to renew a membership.

If you are transferring clubs please see the tab for Transferring players.

Transferring to a Different Club

Whether you have moved for work, have been recruited by a new club or are switching teams after being away from the game for a couple seasons, you must get a transfer release from your old club.

The transfer process is outlined HERE

Credit for current BC and/or Rugby Canada dues paid previously is only calculated if you use the online transfer process.

Questions? contact registration@bcrugby.com or call Louise Wheeler at 604.737.3065.

About Rugby Insurance

Why do I need Sports Liability Insurance? Because no matter how careful you are, accidents happen, and you can be sued by anyone who claims injury or damages resulting from your activities. You may not be liable, but you will need to be defended in court. A liability policy will pay for this defense as well as any costs awarded against you. In short, liability insurance gives you peace of mind.

Who is Insured? - All active members, employees, officers, directors, officials, referees, players, coaches, managers, volunteers, and auxiliary workers when entered in the Rugby Canada database.

Activities Covered - Sanctioned or authorized activities, and events such as games, practices, tournaments, training, clinics, seminars, tours, fundraisers, etc. within your sport discipline. For a complete list of sanctioned activities, please refer to the Sanctioned Guidelines on Rugby Canada’s website or contact your Provincial Union.

Medical Claims

Please see below for steps for current insurance claim process:

  1.  Immediately complete an injury and witness report within 24 hours of the incident occurring
    — Injury report to be completed by athlete (if possible) or coach
    — Witness report to be completed by medical staff, coach, manager, match official or volunteer present
  2. Notify CHUBB Insurance, provincial union and Rugby Canada within 72 hours of the incident
    — Scan and Email reports to Claims.A_H@chubb.com , provincial union registration@bcrugby.com, and members@rugbycanada.ca
    — Should you have issues please call toll free 1-877-772-7797 (ACE Insurance)
  3. Athlete must acquire a physician referral for treatment before an insurance claim can be reimbursed for any treatment / medical expense
  4. Athlete acquires physician referral for treatment
  5. Referrals, invoices and receipts must be scanned and email to Claims.A_H@chubb.com  provincial union contact, registration@bcrugby.com and members@rugbycanada.ca with the Subject Line: Rugby Injury & Claim – ________________ (Athlete’s first and last name)
  6. CHUBB Insurance Representative will process claim and notify athlete / parent of reimbursement

Insurance Contact List
Marsh Canada Limited, 161 Bay St., Suite 1400 Toronto, ON M5J2S4

Andrew Gibbs
Tel: 416-868-7249
Fax: 416-815-3676
Handrew.Gibbs@marsh.com

Matthew Warnholtz
Tel: 416-868-7256
Fax: 416-815-3665
Matthew.Warnholtz@marsh.com

Matthew White
Tel: 416 868-7251
Fax: 416- 815-3582
Matthew.White@marsh.com

Sanctioning

If your club is holding an event or program that is not associated with normal practices or league play, such as a  tournament, hosting a touring team, going on tour, etc then sanctioning of the event must be obtained in order for the Rugby Canada insurance to be in place. Please follow the appropriate links and information found below:

Events
Programs
Tours

If you have sanctioning questions, please email or contact Louise Wheeler at 604.737.3065 or lwheeler@bcrugby.com 

Important Documents

Exemptions

Do you need to apply for Age-Grade Exemption for the coming season?

Visit the Age Grade Variation page for more details