Crude Minis Program

 

We are Happy to announce this years FREE Indoor Training Sessions for our Minis and Juniors.

Wednesday March 18: 5pm-6pm

Wednesday March 25: 5pm-6pm

Wednesday April 1    : 5pm-6pm

All Indoor Training will be at the Leduc Rec Center


 

We are inviting Male and Female players ages U5 – U21 to register for the upcoming season. No experience necessary!

A players group is determined by the player’s age as of the 1st of January 2020

Minis do not play on long weekends

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 and
Saturday mornings 8:00am-10:30am (start times will vary depending on schedule) at Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004
Ellerslie Road SW
 Players will need to bring a pair of shoes (runners will do), active, weather appropriate clothing, sun screen, bug spray and their own water bottle and snacks
 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 8:00am-11:00a.m. (game start times vary depending on schedule) at
Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie Road SW. This is a festival format and the kids play multiple short games
 Games are played on a smaller field as no-contact/Flag rugby with both girls and boys on the teams
 Players will need to bring runners (or cleats), active, weather appropriate clothing, their own water bottle and snacks, sun screen and bug spray *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 8:00am – 12:00pm. (Game start times vary depending on schedule) at
Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie Road SW. Games are played in a festival format where kids play three to
four 20-minute matches.
 Games are played on a smaller field as no-contact/Flag rugby with both girls and boys on the teams
 Players will need to bring runners (or cleats), active, weather appropriate clothing, their own water bottle and snacks, sun screen and bug spray *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 8:00am – 12:00pm. (Game start times vary depending on schedule) at
Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie Road SW. Games are played in a festival format where kids play three to four 20-minute matches
 Games are played on a smaller field). Under-11 is tackle rugby with both girls and boys on the teams.

 Players will need to bring runners (or cleats), active, weather appropriate clothing, their own water bottle and snacks, sun screen, bug spray and a mouth guard
 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 there is no program available at your school,
please let us know so we can work on getting 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. with a potential second training at the coach’s discretion if deemed necessary and doable
 Games are held Wednesday evenings 7:00pm – 9:30pm. (Game start times will vary from week to week) At Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie Road SW
 Games are full contact and full field
 Players will need to bring cleats (or runners), active weather appropriate) clothing (black rugby shorts and black
rugby socks suggested), their own water bottle and 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 training will be Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm. at the Leduc Rugby Club 4205-48 Ave. (Starting in May)
 Club Games will vary with weekday game scheduling.
 Players will need to bring cleats, black club rugby shorts and black club rugby socks, their own water bottle and mouth guard
 Club will supply coach/director, balls, training equipment and a team shirt for club training and games.

LA CRUDE 2020 FEE SCHEDULE

U17/U19 – $220
U15 – $165
U11/U13 – $150
U7/U9 – $65

Plus a bingo per family (date to be picked when online registration is completed) or buy-out option 

ALL PARENTS MUST HAVE RESPECT IN SPORT COMPLETED PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. IF IT WAS DONE THROUGH ANOTHER SPORT, USE THAT NUMBER.

 

 

Women’s Team

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 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