Crude Minis Program

 

Next indoor training  March16 2018 at the Leduc Rec Center from 5:00 – 6:30pm


 

We are inviting male and female players ages U5 – U15 to register for the upcoming season. No experience necessary!

A players group is determined by the players age as of the 1st of January 2018.

Under 5 (Co-Ed)                  

 

  • Season runs from late April/early May (weather depending) and ends mid July.
  • Trainings are held Thursday night 5:30pm-6:30pm. At the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave. Also on Saturday mornings 9:30am-10:30am (start times might vary 1hr or so) at Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie rd. SW, on the very south side of Edmonton. (See map below)
  • Promoting fun and physical fitness through games and exercise.
  • Players will need to bring: a pair of shoes (runners will do), active (weather appropriate) clothing and their own water bottle.
  • Club will supply coach/director, team shirt.

 

Under 7 (Co-Ed)                  

 

  • Season runs from late April/early May (weather depending) and ends mid July.
  • Trainings are held Thursday night 5:30pm-6:30pm. At the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave.
  • Games are held Saturday mornings 9:30am-10:40am. (Game times might vary 1 hr or so) At Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie rd. SW, on the very south side of Edmonton. (See map below)
  • Games are played as modified rugby (smaller field). Non-contact/Flag rugby that has both girls and boys on the teams.
  • Promoting fun, physical fitness, team work and basic rugby skills.
  • Players will need to bring: Runners (or cleats), active (weather appropriate) clothing and their own water bottle. *Mouth guard recommended but not necessary.
  • Club will supply coach/director, flags, balls, team shirt.

 

Under 9 (Co-Ed)                  

 

  • Season runs from late April/early May (weather depending) and ends mid July.
  • Trainings are held Thursday night 5:30pm-6:30pm. At the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave.
  • Games are held Saturday mornings 9:30am-10:40am. (Game times might vary 1 hr or so) At Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie rd. SW, on the very south side of Edmonton. (See map below)
  • Games are played as modified rugby (smaller field). Non-contact/Flag rugby that has both girls and boys on the teams.
  • Promoting fun, physical fitness, team work and basic rugby skills.
  • Players will need to bring: Runners (or cleats), active (weather appropriate) clothing and their own water bottle. *Mouth guard recommended but not necessary.
  • Club will supply coach/director, flags, balls, team shirt.

 

Under 11 (Co-Ed Tackle rugby)

 

  • Season runs from late April/early May (weather depending) and ends mid July.
  • Trainings are held Thursday night 5:30pm-6:30pm. At the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave.
  • Games are held Saturday mornings 9:30am-10:40am. (Game times might vary 1 hr or so) At Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie rd. SW, on the very south side of Edmonton. (See map below)
  • Games are played as modified rugby (smaller field). Under 11 is tackle rugby that has both girls and boys on the teams.
  • Promoting fun, physical fitness, safety at contact, team work and basic rugby skills.
  • Players will need to bring: Runners (or cleats), active (weather appropriate) clothing and their own water bottle. *Mouth guard highly recommended.
  • Club will supply coach/director, balls, team shirt.

 

Under 13/Under 15 (Boys / Girls teams)                

 

  • Kids are encouraged to play rugby for their respective school. (if no program available at your school please let us know so we can get one in place)
  • Season runs from late April/early May (weather depending) and ends mid July.
  • Trainings are held Thursday night 5:30pm-6:30pm. At the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave.
  • Games are held Saturday mornings 10:30am-12:00pm. (Game times might vary 1 hr or so) At Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie rd. SW, on the very south side of Edmonton. (See map below) Under 15’s games might be at different location. TBD.
  • Games are full contact. Full field games.
  • Promoting fun, physical fitness, team work, contact safety and the sport of rugby.
  • Players will need to bring: Cleats (or runners), active (weather appropriate) clothing (black rugby shorts and black rugby socks suggested), their own water bottle, mouth guard
  • Club will supply coach/director, balls, training equipment and a team shirt.

 

Under 17/19/21 (Boys / Girls teams)            

 

  • Players are encouraged to play for their respective school. (junior or senior high)
  • School season runs late April to mid June. Fees and schedule are school specific.
  • Club season runs end of school rugby (June) to late August.
  • Club trainings will be Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm. At Leduc Rugby Club at the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave. starting in May.
  • Club Games will vary with weekday game scheduling.
  • Promoting fun, fair play, physical fitness and the sport of rugby.
  • Players will need to bring: Cleats, black club rugby shorts and black club rugby socks, their own water bottle, mouth guard
  • Club will supply coach/director, balls, training equipment and a team shirt for club trainings and games.

 

 

*For people just getting introduced to the sport, rugby Canada has a great tool to help learn what our programs are trying to achieve. It’s called Rookie Rugby. Check it out!!

 

 

Presidents message 2018

Presidents Message:

 

First of all I would like to say how honored I am to be president again this upcoming 2018 season. Together with the rest of the executive committee (Rob Ryby Men VP, Candace McGowan Ladies VP, Suzie Zimmerman Junior VP, Cam Weatherby Treasurer, Jacky Giang Social, Tyrel Kerkanich Bingo, Zach James member at large, Conrad Chapman member at large) we will be looking to grow our player base and contend every time we storm the pitch. With a great family friendly, and positive community environment around the clubhouse. Looking forward to seeing everyone out supporting the Crude this season. 
 
The LA Crude started the junior/mini program last year and with great success (I might add). We are looking to replicate it with a few more of the hiccups being worked out. Suzie is working hard on getting a date set for our first “Try Rugby” FREE!! indoor rugby session of the year for kids u5-u15. Please stay tuned and tell your friends and your friends, friends. Rugby is great option for kids to play in the summer. With one training (Thursday) in Leduc and one game day (Saturday mornings) at Ellerslie rugby park. The Crude Kids will again be out in full force. LA Crude is always looking for volunteer coaches/mentors/managers at the appropriate age grades, if interested please let us know. (Hopeful programs to run this year U-5/U-7/U-9/U-11/U-13 boys/girls/U-15 Boys/girls) If you know of any kids in these age ranges please tell there parents to join Crude Kids rugby.
 
Fresh off there Championship season the Crudettes will be looking to repeat as provincial champs in ladies second division. With a top notch coach Rania returning and a hard working team they will be looking to veteran players such as Candace, Mel, Jac and youngens Shiboan, Rhea, and many others to get a good start to the season. Indoor trainings are under way. everyone is encouraged to attend. 
 
The LA Crude mens team is also hard at work. Trying to recruit for the upcoming season. With a coach still undecided and the direction of the program under question. Veteran players Alistair McBride, Shawn Thornewell, Trevor Macaulay have there work cut out for them heading into the season. The second division men have been a top the league for years and will be looking for the provincial title again this season. Good luck to Crude.
 
“Black Aces” the LA Crude third division Mens team will be looking to add to the player base and get a few more wins this season. Missing the playoffs for a few years in a row now. We need to really come out firing this year.
 
With indoor trainings Wednesday nights 9:00pm-10:30pm at the Leduc Rec Center (LRC) players of all skill level are encouraged to come for a run. New, old, or just been away from the game for a bit you are always welcome. See ya there!!
 
Once again I look forward to the upcoming rugby season our 38th year, as we continue the legacy that is LA Crude.
 
Thanks
Trevor Macaulay.

Womens Bio

Leduc Comp High School Girls
For many it was a day just like any other day in 1994. For 16 girls it was the beginning of a team, a family, and a legacy in the LA Crude Rugby Club. Jody Becker, Kerri Crerar, Deb Hangartner, Terri Pinkoski, Lisa Sanders, Sheryl Chamulka, Tracy Fiala, Nicole Hopner, Shelly
Mushynski, Wendy Van Twuyver, Lindsay Quinney, Janelle Telawski, Amber Clark, Tania Corothers with the coaching of Denny Luck and Shane O’Conner, all stepped onto the rugby pitch together for the first time and from that an era was began.
Like most women’s teams in 1994 the beginning was fun and challenging. There were many games played short players with not many wins to speak of. The Crude Women’s first team try was scored on tour in Penticton by a recruit from Cold Lake. It was a very exciting moment for everyone! The team was a close knit family of women that enjoyed every moment together on and off the pitch. This was made apparent on every tour they went on as the Crude Women were the receivers of the Social Team award at every tournament entered. The team used to pick a small town before every play off stretch to engage in some serious team bonding. Devon, Hay Lakes and Sunnybrook were just a few towns chosen to have team beers and recruit new players. This resulted in player representation from Warburg, Thorsby, Devon and Beaumont.

The team thrived over the years and celebrated Crude Representation on the Gold team from Melissa (the Hof) Hofer and Lindsay Yurokowski.
After many years of a successful LA Crude Women’s Program, there was a change in the program. In 2009 the Women’s team combined forces with the NorWester’s Women’s Program to form CrudeWest. These two programs joined their families in efforts to keep the women’s programs strong and competitive in the Edmonton Rugby Union. They enjoyed tremendous success over the next 7 years as two clubs joined together as a fiercely competitive team family on and off the field.
In 2009 the team enjoyed success winning games in playoffs having their season end in 5th place in their division. The winning continued over the next few years, eventually resulting in an Edmonton Rugby Union City Championship in 2013.

 

CrudeWest remained an incredibly social team off the field and maintained their reputation of playing with their hearts right to the end of every single game they played regardless of the scoreboard, year after year. Many a tour was enjoyed together in Abbotsford, Jasper, Stampede 7’s, Missoula’s Maggotfest and of course Edmonton’s RugbyFest.

CrudeWest 2016

The group has seen many players come and go but familiar faces remain with the likes of Melanie Hofstetter, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Sheila Farrell, Keryl Billen, Diane George, Suzie Zimmerman, Karen Zimmerman, Amber Clark, Leanne Martin Lindsay Cook.
In the 2016 season the CrudeWest Rugby program grew in numbers and strength such that they were able to field 2 teams in the first and second divisions. Both teams performed incredibly well this year resulting in both teams making the playoffs. It was the strength of all of these women combined in the 2016 season that has allowed for the Norwester’s and the LA Crude rugby clubs to regain their women’s programs. Life long friendships and families have been forged between this group of amazing women that continue long after their rugby days have finished.
Suzie Zimmerman, Lindsay Cook, Melanie Hofstetter, Jacqueline LeBlanc

The 2017 Rugby season will see the LA Crude Women’s team returning to their roots and
continuing their legacy. An exciting 2017 rugby year is awaiting everyone that will be guaranteed to be full of friendship, camaraderie, sportsmanship and competitive rugby. The Crude Rugby family has been re-united. The Crude Women have come home.

The devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”

NorWester Banquet 2016