Welcome to the Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club.
We are dedicated to providing all players with a safe, fun and challenging environment. We accept players from the age of five, boys and girls, of all shapes and sizes, no experience required. Rugby is a game that teaches camaraderie, respect, courage and discipline, and we are committed to providing a program for all players to develop both their rugby skills to the highest degree and their love of the game of rugby.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date has been changed for the 2103 AGM.
It will take place on Saturday December 14 at 2 pm at Crusaders Park.
It may be your time to step in and become involved as this, your club, cannot run without the dedication of these Directors. It may be your time to stop thinking “somebody should do that” and step up and become that somebody. You will find it at times tiring, at times thankless but more often than not the times will be immensely rewarding and satisfying.
If you are a member in good standing and cannot attend, you may consider sending your proxy to vote with another member.
All interested members should send their inquiries and/or intent to run for the Board of Directors to David Haslam.
Last game of the season Crusaders vs Scottish! Saturday September 21
The last game of the regular season is here and we want to finish with a great day!
After the 1′s and 2′s battle the Scottish we will be hosting a pig roast for everyone!
Bring the whole family!
Upright Rugby is Back in July!
Click here for details.
All games at home Saturday May 25th
Women 2nds XV KO @ 12PM on North Pitch vs YeoLions
Women 1sts XV KO @ 130PM on Main Pitch vs YeoLions
Men 3rds XV KO @ 12pm, Men 2nds XV KO @ 1:30pm, Men 1sr XV KO @ 3:00pm VS Beach!!
Family Day Fireworks May 19th!
Time – 4:00pm – Finish!
Events – Parents v Kids Soccer, BBQ, cricket, and Fireworks!
$20.00 per Family or $5.00 per Person.
Practice begins Tuesday June 4th at 6:00pm – 7:30ish. Game info will follow shortly.
Crusaders Home Opener!
All of Crusaders teams are at home this Saturday May 11th!
Women 2′s KO @12:00 Womens 1′s KO 1:30 VS Saracens
Men 2′s @ 1:30 vs The Irish
Men 1′s @ 3:00 vs The Irish
Spirit of the Game
CRU WEAR will be at the Crusaders Club House this Saturday May 11th between 10 – 12 and at most major events at the club. See the 2013 line up of off field and post game sports wear. Post your pic with your favourite CRU WEAR and enter to win a Crusaders OGIO Kit Bag!
Bonus Offer – For purchases of $200 or more, receive a FREE Crusaders drawstring knapsack!
Attention u15′s and 16′s
There is information on the registration page for you specifically. Please have a look!
Crusaders Online Registration Now Live!
Click here to register for the 2013 season!
2013 Crusaders Registration Information
We know you have all been wondering when the 2103 Registration Day is for Crusaders……and so have we. We are in the last bits of getting the online registration squared away so you will be able to do it all from the comfort of your own home.
What does this mean for me you are asking yourself?
Well, no printing and lugging along 4 sheets of paper then paying by cash, cheque, debit or credit and wondering if it all got done correctly.
No more wondering what is going on for yourself, son or daughter as you got no email information as your address was transcribed in error.
Open House on Saturday March 23 from 10-2
Meet your Coaches
Look at off-field gear you can buy to look the part this year!
Get sized for a new custom mouthguard
Registration instructions will be posted on the website soon and you will be able to follow them to get signed up. You will be paying online this year via credit card or debit card. The club will not be taking cash or cheques for registration in 2013.
If you have any questions on this, please email us here. We will respond as quickly as we can.
Thanks for the patience and we look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!
Sponsorship for Crusaders
After many long meetings regarding sponsorship for our club. Ed Karthaus our Sponsorship Director has some very valuable information for all members and potential sponsors to have a look at click here for details. These details can also be found as a link on our sponsorship page.
Crusaders Donates Jersey’s to Cuba!
Follow the facebook link below and have a look at some of the happy rugby players with new strip courtesy of Crusaders and Howlers.
Senior – TRAINING STARTS!!!
Indoor training starts Tuesday March 5 @ Appeby College 7:00 – 8:30
$5.00 per session per person DONT FORGET!
SuperBowl Party At the Cru!
Poker Starts at 1pm – Snow football starts around 330pm! Come out and join us!
Oakivlle Crusaders Spring Rugby Tour!
Cru is heading to the Montreal to play some pre-season games April 26-28. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Details.
Crusaders Christmas Eve at the Kings Arms
Crusaders is welcoming everyone to the Kings Arms Christmas Eve afternoon to wish everyone all the best for the Holidays and the upcoming year.
Oakville Crusaders own overseas Rugby Star – Djustice Sears Duru (DSD) Interview
For the interview details click here.
Kids Christmas Party Date changed: Sunday December 16….9:00 am
Dear Crusader Family,
Come to the club on Sunday December 16th for Breakfast with Santa. A time honoured tradition at the club….but we need your help to pull this off. Enough hands make it simple to do.
The event usually starts around nine and finished by just after twelve.
This is an open club event for all members, siblings, parents and members’ children. But to be effective we do need to know you are coming….so drop a note to me asap.
We start with some simple crafts, serve a breakfast and sing a few Carols, if the kids sing loud enough (and they usually do), Santa lands on the roof and pops in to see all the kids and give out some presents.
In order to pull this off, I do need some help, some fresh ideas and most importantly some volunteers to organize and supervise the crafts and also to help prepare and serve the breakfast and for some of the older kids, Santa needs a few Elves to help distribute the gifts.
Gifts are to be pre-wrapped and clearly labeled and dropped off in the morning. Parents are welcome to join in, sing and indulge in some Baileys coffee or Buck’s Fizz.
If YOU can help me and without YOU it cannot happen, please send me an e-mail.
ATTENTION 2012 AGM is coming December 5
After an incredibly successful on-field season by so many parts of our club, the time has come again for our Annual General Meeting.
Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30 pm is the date set for this important part of our yearly functions.
It may be your time to step in and become involved as this, your club, cannot run without the dedication of the Board of Directors. It may be your time to stop thinking “somebody should do that” and step up and become that somebody. You will find it at times tiring, at times thankless and more often than not the times will be immensely rewarding and satisfying.
All interested members should send their inquiries and/or intent to run for the Board of Directors to David Haslam.
If you care for the club, please come out and support! The more people we have involved the more we can do for our club and community!
For those members who cannot make it on the day, you can send your proxy in with another member in good standing and still have your voice heard. Download Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club Proxy 2012
Crusaders Banquet Dinner! Saturday November 10th, 6pm – Late
contact Romy Riley for any details.
Crusaders Take the Cup!
2012 McCormick Cup Champions
Crusaders Take the League! – 09-22-2012
On a windy, cloudless, helicopter-filled afternoon in Stoney Creek, the team arrived with a simple mantra: win and be League Champions. The home side was going to play wide open rugby as they had nothing to lose as they were safe from relegation. An interesting way to try and play considering the Saltfleet pitch is short, narrow and, after the heavy rains, covered in deep mud and standing water.
Ther game started as many other have this season: giving Head Coach Allan Hawes palpitations. Loose play saw our men in black go down a try to the light blues of Stoney Creek. Then another. And a third saw Oakville down 15-0 all the while having the strong winds at their backs! With the captain Andrew Wilson nursing a hamstring injury on the sidelines, the side was ably led by hooker Pat Daniels. We saw the return of some veterans to bring a new dynamic into the side and the second half began to turn towards the visitors. They outscored the Creek by 24-3 to win by a 24-18 margin. There were positives and negatives to be taken away from the match but with a bye in the opening round of the McCormick Cup on the 29th, there is time to work on betterment.
The season as whole saw Coach Hawes use far more players than he ever had in previous coaching positions, which while making it more challenging weekly, may have given some edge moving forward as younger players had tastes of the top flight competition. Finishing atop the table with a 10-3-1 record in 2012 is a great accomplishment for a new staff and both they and the players should be lauded for it. A great accomplishment indeed and one to be happy about.
The second season starts now. Leaves are turning and a Cup run is calling. It is time.
7th Annual Charity Prom Dress Rugby Games!!
Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2012
Junior Game (U18/U15) KO: 6:30pm
Senior Game KO: 7:30pm
This year all proceeds will be donated to the Princess Margaret Hospital in memory Sgt. Shirley Fan, a family member of one of our dear Crusaders, who recently lost her battle with cancer. All participants will be asked to raise a minimum of $40, and any other donations will be accepted by members of the participating teams.
BBQ and Refreshments available for purchase throughout the evening.
Prom Queen Awards will be presented after both games.
As always, this is sure to be a fun filled event and a great way to mark the end of the Women’s season. Hope to see you all there!!!
About the Mini’s Programs
U8 Co-ed Flag rugby is for birth years 2004 and on
U10 Co-ed Flag rugby is for birth years 2002 and 2003
U12 Co-ed introduction to contact is for birth years 2000 and 2001
Players up to the age of ten play 7-a-side Flag Rugby. Here, the rules are basic: Run forward, pass backward, stay in bounds and have fun!
To learn more click here.
What do the fees cover? The fees cover Union dues and insurance, team game fees, coaching, referees at all games, trainers at all games and practices, team game jerseys, kit, costs to maintain the fields and all the equipment to do that. The U8/10/12s receive a training/game jersey; the U14s and up receive a Crusaders Tee shirt and the use of game jerseys on the day.
What equipment is required? All players require a mouth guard, cleats (soccer cleats are fine, no “toe” cleat/football cleats), black rugby shorts and socks. Soccerworld in Oakville on the North Service Road stocks the rugby shorts & socks as well as cleats.
How do I register? Come to the Clubhouse March 24, 2012 – print the four forms from our website under “registration” and bring along with birth certificate. Payment by credit card, debit and cash is preferable.
What if I miss registration day? There will be additional evenings when registrations will be accepted, dates to be posted on the website.
What if we can’t get to all the practices? Try to let your coach know in advance, everyone misses a practice or game due to holidays. FYI everyone practices rain or shine.
Who is the Crusaders Rugby Club? Established in 1968, we are the largest rugby club in Canada, with a “small club” attitude. We run several family events such as picnics, fireworks nights etc. In addition to the Juniors, we have Four Senior (over 18) men’s and two Senior Women’s teams. We have produced several Canadian and International players and many of our original members still play “Touch Rugby” at the Club. If you ask new parents what they enjoy most about Crusaders Rugby Club, they will tell you it’s the “Clubby” atmosphere.
As a parent, how can I get involved? You can bbq for your team’s events, be a team manager; coach; just ask the coach/manager how you can help.
What other opportunities are there for my teen? Everything and anything! From bbqing, coaching, cutting grass, directing parking at tournaments…..the list is endless. In 2011 there was one junior player who earned 77 volunteer hours in one summer. Many of our juniors continue to volunteer long after they earn their high school hours.
As a parent, are there any opportunities for me to play? Yes! But if you’re in your 40’s decide if you want to play contact or not. If not, you can come out and learn to play “Touch Rugby”. We play touch Tuesday evenings on north pitch at 6:30.