Grades 4 to 9 inclusive.
COST TO PLAY FOR SUMMER SESSION 2013: TBA
The cost to play youth touch rugby is TBA. This price includes registration referees, and helps subsidize operating costs, such as balls, equipment, medical supplies, field paint etc.
Playing jerseys are supplied and will remain property of the ARFC. Other rugby clothing and gear will be available soon through the online Kukri store.
Players will need shorts. These can be purchased independently or players can purchase ARFC black Kukri shorts for $35. Soccerwest on George Ferguson Way also sells black shorts.
Any will do.
The ARFC has signed a 3 year exclusive contract with Kukri rugby wear and will be encourage our members to be fully outfitted in Kukri playing apparel (excluding cleats). Kukri is launching an online rugby store with lots of options for ARFC apparel.
It is not mandatory that players wear a mouth guard for touch rugby only. Mouth guards molded at the dentist are most comfortable and can be acquired at Venier Dental or most dental offices. Soccerwest on George Ferguson Way also sells mouth guards.
Players will need cleats, especially in wet weather. We recommend having a pair of plastic molded bottoms. Many rugby players wear soccer cleats. Metal cleats will not be permitted. Cleats can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, including Soccerwest on George Ferguson Way.
OPTIONAL GEAR (SHOULDER PADS, HEAD GEAR AND STICK MITS):
Some players choose to wear additional safety gear, but these items are not mandatory. Items such as shoulder pads and head gear offer additional protection and some players find stick mits help with handling. These items are available at Soccerwest on George Ferguson.
It is recommended that players have clothing for all types of weather. Practices are rain or shine, so track suits and practice jerseys that can get dirty may help athletes perform in cold weather. Some players also like to wear 'sliders' or spandex shorts under their rugby shorts, which again is optional. Soccerwest carries such items and will also be carrying a variety of ARFC apparel items in September.