2024 Season Update
U6/8/U10/U12: Sunday 10-11am @ Delair Park
U12: Wednesday 530-630pm **After mini rugby jamborees start -TBD early to mid-March
Home Game Location (Sunday): Exhibition Park, Abbotsford
Away Game Locations (Sunday): Various sites around the Lower Mainland (Schedule TBA)
Mini rugby contact:
For more information, please visit the mini rugby team page https://www.abbotsfordrugby.com/index.php/teams/mini-rugby
Use the link here to shop for ARFC gear for the 2023-24 season. Instructions on how to order, the deadline for order, and how to pickup and pay are all included in the link!
Each year we invite local businesses an opportunity to sponsor our club. Sponsorship is criticalto our club’s success. We rely on these funds for a variety of reasons, some of which include:
- Field and facility maintenance
- Purchasing equipment and jerseys
- Paying our local coaches, referees and officials (many of whom are high school studentsgetting their first work opportunity)
- Keeping league dues and insurance costs affordable for families, as well as offering specialassistance to low-income families
- Travel expenses
Being affiliated with Abbotsford Rugby is not only a great way to get involved with the community, it is also an amazing form of networking and marketing for your business. Our club hosts dozens of home games each year with hundreds in attendance. On top of the brandexposure your business will receive at our home events, we offer promotion through our onlineforums. Our social media platforms currently boast thousands of followers that your business willhave access to. We understand you have several choices when considering different marketingand community outreach opportunities. However, we are confident you will see the benefit and feel proud to associate yourself with any level of club sponsorship you decide to affiliate your business with.
For more information please view our Sponsorship Package here
Abbotsford RFC is hosting it's 50th anniversary banquet on May 13th at Straiton Hall.
Tickets are $75 and include a full catered dinner
Use the link below to purchase tickets
New Moms Reflect on How Club Rugby Empowers Them and Can Inspire The Next Generation
“I am the person I am because of Rugby. I hope my children can look up to me as an athlete and be inspired.”
Abbotsford RFC’s Senior Women’s Team has been hard at work this Fall, taking BC Rugby’s Mainland Division 2 League by storm. Among the roster of both rookie and seasoned athletes are five new moms, who have all welcomed additions to their families in the last two years.
During practice, they can be seen sweating on the pitch while running back and forth to the sidelines to check on their napping infants in carriers. Changerooms are a flutter of activity before matches, as feedings take place amongst the usual pre-game huddles. Babysitting is the norm in the stands as the athletes contest scrums and rush the try line.
Sonya, Jerusha, Kayt, Steph and Elyssa have taken on the difficult feat of multitasking motherhood and their passion for Rugby, but they have been instrumental on the team for their skills and experience, as well as their collective inspirations as mothers and upstanding members of our community.
For a team that is heavily comprised of young athletes fresh off the High School Rugby scene, the new moms exemplify how to push past boundaries and prove that anyone can continue to follow their passion for sport; no matter what stage of life you are in.
As Abbotsford RFC celebrates its 50th Anniversary season this Fall, it’s more apparent than ever that the Club is not just a family but harbors a family environment. Read below the stories of how Sonya, Jerusha, Kayt, Steph and Elyssa merge their passions for Rugby, family, and being part of the Club’s strong community.
If you are looking for a sport that allows you to get active, meet new people, and join a family-friendly environment, register for a Rugby Team now!
ARFC 50th anniversary cotton long sleeve jersey is now available to order
Cut-off date for orders is Nov 7th
As September approaches, the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club is set to kick-off it's 50th season. This season will see co-ed mini rugby, youth boys and girls teams, seniors mens and women, as well as the Old Boys all taking the field. Throughout the season, we will be looking back at a phenominal 50 years of rugby in Abbotsford. A number of great events will start the season off included the Hall of Fame night on September 17th, followed by our senior men and women's team home openers on October 1st, and then the famous Gobbler tournament October 8-9th.As well, vintage gear will be available for sale throughout the year.
Practices times for all teams are as follows
- Girls: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Monday/Wednesday) @ Delair
- Boys: 5:00 - 6:30 pm (Tuesday/Thursday) @ Delair
- Senior Men: 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Tuesday/Thursday) @ Delair
- Women: 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Tuesday/Thursday) @ Delair
HOW TO REGISTER VIDEO: https://watch.screencastify.com/v/m7CwVssA9kg1CsQUDiaV
*for more information about individual teams, please visit teams pages in the tabs above