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Festival Information

Picture courtesy Glen Freeman /St. Albert

Mini and Youth Festivals

Games for players in the U5, U7, U9 and U11 categories are hosted on a weekly basis in a festival format on Saturday mornings between 0900 and 1130 am, from the first weekend in May to the third week in July at the Ellerslie Rugby Park and other local rugby clubs.  This family friendly format allows players in all age grades an opportunity to play against teams from across Edmonton and area each week at the same time as their siblings and friends.

Games at this level are refereed by coaches or volunteers. There are dedicated athletic therapists at each festival to ensure a safe environment for all and FUN is encouraged at all levels!

U13 and U15 boys and girls games are held on Wednesday evenings beginning early in May and running to the second week in July at the Ellerslie Rugby Park unless otherwise stated.  Games at this level are refereed by ERU referees. There are dedicated athletic therapists at each festival to ensure a safe environment for all.

Schedules for all games and festivals are communicated to all coaches and will be posted here and on our Facebook page each week.

Questions regarding Jr Festivals can be directed to the ERU VP Juniors:

Field Locations

Full address and directions (where applicable) for rugby clubs.

Youth Rugby Slide Show

Glen Freeman of St. Albert created this fabulous slide show. Glen wrote "Couldn't sleep, so I threw together a little slide show for the 2016 season. If I have under-represented a certain demographic: I'm terribly sorry. If I have over-represented my kids: Yup. It's my camera, and I love them best. And I love rugby best, too. What a sport!

Photos of Mini Rugby at Ellerslie

Gill Knuckey of the Lep/Tigers took a series of wonderful pictures of the Mini Rugby Players. They are all so cute we couldn't choose! Here is the link we have been provided to see them all :)