Come & Play Rugby for FREE and win GREAT PRIZES!

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 kids of all ages. 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.

On the morning of March 3rd 2019, two HSBC Rookie Rugby Jamborees will take place in the Lower Mainland, at Trillium Park in Vancouver and John Oliver Park in Delta.  This is a great opportunity for children aged 5-12 to come and experience rugby free of charge, meet Canadian national rugby stars and win fantastic prizes.  You can find out more details about the Jamborees at both locations on this page.


All children wanting to TRY rugby for the first at these events will need to have a waiver completed.  Parents can complete a copy at the field, or save yourself time and fill in a copy ahead of time.

Click here to complete a waiver for March 3rd

Key Information

When is it happening? 

  • Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Where is it taking place?

  • Trillium Park, Vancouver and John Oliver Park, Delta (see detailed maps below)

Who can play?

  • Girls and Boys aged 5-12
  • No previous experience required

When do we need to be there?

  • The day will run from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • We will run the majority of our sessions between 10:30am-11:30am
  • You don’t have to stay for the whole 2hrs, just drop in and play some rugby.

What does my child need to wear?

  • No special clothing or equipment is needed – we provide belts, balls and field space
  • No need for cleats, normal trainers are best (we will be on turf)
  • Dress for the conditions – Casual sporting gear is ideal, but it never hurts to have a hat, gloves and jacket nearby
  • We are doing every weather dance we know, so hopefully, the sun will shine.

Does my child need any experience?

Not at all, this is an event especially for people who are new to rugby.  Many of our member clubs will be playing in adjacent fields, so you and your kids can also watch others who have recently picked up the sport (maybe they’ll be teammates one day).

What about us parents?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Tea and Coffee will be available at both locations to keep you warm and, for those of you interested in chatting to rugby clubs that play in your area, there will be volunteers on hand to help put you in touch with the right people.

Anything else?

Yes…share this with as many friends, family and contacts as you can!  The sport of Rugby is one big, happy family and we’re always keen to invite newcomers with open arms.