Thunder Rugby, in partnership with BC Rugby and ISPARC, runs Rookie Rugby programs for young Indigenous athletes (aged 8-14) in various locations across BC.
Rugby is an exciting, sociable sport played by over 6 million people around the world. Rookie Rugby introduces the game of rugby in a safe way for both boys and girls. The game is a non-contact, co-ed form of rugby using flag belts, allowing players to learn the basics while being active and having fun with their friends.
After successful pilots, Thunder Rookie Rugby has expended to 6 different venues between Vancouver Island and Vancouver. Participants need no previous experience or special equipment, just indoor gym wear, and programs are free for all who take part. Just bring your biggest smile and plenty of enthusiasm.