The L.A. Crude Rugby club currently has two men’s teams playing in the Alberta Cup Premier Division and 3rd Division of the Edmonton Rugby Union. Between these two teams and over many years they have won multiple championships. We are continually trying to improve and expand our teams through new and experienced players. LA Crude welcome all who enjoy the game and also would like to invite those who want to try it for the first time. Training’s run (indoor) starting in January and (outdoor) every week Tuesday and Thursday beginning at the start of March till early October.
The LA Crude Sports Club was founded on the passion for sport and the respect for fellow competitors. It is the ongoing goal of the Club to engage and promote the sport of rugby as well as further our involvement with the surrounding community. Registration with our Club is non-exclusive and no previous experience with the sport is necessary. Please review below the Club’s Code of Conduct prior to registration. Any questions or concerns regarding this Code can be directed to your Executive.
CODE OF CONDUCT
LA Crude Members shall, at all times, respect his or her fellow Club Members. Any form of harassment against Club Members is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
LA Crude Members shall, at all times, respect Club Executives. The Executive always welcomes discussion to further improve the Club but harassment or intimidation will not be tolerated.
LA Crude Members shall, at all times, respect members of other rugby clubs. It is understood that rugby is a contact sport; however, this does not imply that the Club will disregard intimidating or bullying behavior, either on or off the pitch.
LA Crude Members shall respect rugby officials, organizers, volunteers, participants and spectators at all times.
LA Crude Members shall respect members of the outside Community.
The possession or distribution of controlled substances on Club property or at Club events will not be tolerated.
Underage drinking will not be tolerated on Club property or during Club events.
By agreeing to this Code, LA Crude Members understand the actions and behavior they are expected to uphold. The Executive reserves the right to enforce – as deemed necessary – to protect the Club, its property and its Members.
We are Happy to announce this years FREE Indoor Training Sessions for our Minis and Juniors.
Wednesday March 23: 5pm-6pm
Wednesday March 30: 5pm-6pm
Wednesday April 6: 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 2022
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.
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.
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.”
The first social of the year is approaching this weekend February 3rd, 2019. The Super bowl teams are still unknown but we also have the 21st annual road hockey tourney. We will be selecting teams at 11:00am so be sure to get your name on the draft list. This is a free, friends and family event and encourage you to come out and enjoy the day. It is Potluck so please bring something to share. The sun is supposed to be shining, but dress appropriately for the weather, it is Alberta after all. So grab your stick, equipment, favorite teams jersey (except canuck jersey’s they are not welcome) and a bag of donation food and head down early for all the action. For more information Contact Allison & Victoria Gaudin.
*Food bank levels running a little low, we ask that you bring your non-perishable food items for donation. We will be collecting all throughout the day, lets show the Leduc community Crude rugby can kick hungers ass!
Come join the Crude Nation for free indoor training 9:30-10:30pm at the Scottish Society (3105 101 St SW).
February: 4th, 11th, & 25th
March: 11th, 18th, & 25
April: 1st, 8th, 15 & 22
Get in shape, meet new people, and join the best game in the world! Our training program is one of the best in Alberta, consisting of HIT cardio training while learning the fundamentals of rugby. Whether you are brand new to the game or you have been playing for years, old or young, tall or short, thin or large you have a spot on the team!