Rugby Football has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearance in the 1860’s. Since 1974 Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on the global rugby scene, including trips to each of the IRB Rugby World Cups. As a regular on the IRB Sevens Circuit, Canada continues to climb the world rankings and challenge the dominant rugby nations in both versions of the game.
Our goal is to develop and train a competitive team for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In order to achieve this, the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence opened in 2012 and has become the permanent training centre for Canada’s national men’s and women’s 15s and 7s teams.
This Centre brings Canada’s best young rugby athletes together in a centralized location to train together on a daily basis in the best possible facility with highly skilled coaches and medical professionals. Their training here will provide them the resources they need to compete against the best international teams. Funding for the Centre is needed to attract and assist with athlete living costs, a video analysis, equipment and expertise for strength and conditioning programs, professional medical staff and equipment as well as athlete services, including education and personal development. For more information on the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence visit www.canadianrugbycoe.ca.