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Firebirds Youth Rugby

EIRA Player Identification Camp Saturday, July 8, 2017

2016-2017 season:

Boys and Girls tackle rugby for High School, U16, U14

Co-ed tackle rugby for U12, U10

Co-ed non-contact rugby for U16, U14, U12, U10, U8



Latest News (6/7/17):  Summer Touch Schedule

We will have some free Saturday morning summer touch rugby sessions for fun & fitness (and to keep the rust off) at Royal Palm Park.  This is also the perfect opportunity for a new recruit to join in and give rugby a try so bring out a friend!.

Saturday Dates:  
May 20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8

Time:  8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location:  Royal Palm Park, south-west corner off 15th Ave.
Address:  8405 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021


This is just for casual fun so you can run in cleats or sneakers.  No mouthguard required (no contact).  Bring your own water and sunscreen (maybe wear a hat!), it will be warm/hot & sunny.    We'll make up balanced teams each week based on who's there & if we have enough kids we'll split up the bigger and smaller kids into separate games.

This is open for everyone! - Youth, HS/U16 Boys, HS/U16 Girls.


Looking to plan ahead for 2017-2018 season?

All age-grades and both touch and tackle players all practice together at the same time. The tentative plan to kick off next season is:

  • Week of Oct 1st:  Rookie Intro/Skills camp one night during the week (Day TBD)
  • Week of Oct 8th:  Rookie Intro/Skills camp one night during the week (Day TBD)
  • Weeks of Oct 15, 22 and 29th:  Practice Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm.
  • Saturday Nov. 4th first game.  Please note that the Fall games occur in the evening.


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In order to grow our numbers to fill out these teams we need help from all current players to bring their friends out to give rugby a try!

Come and join a practice and see what rugby is all about!  It is free to come to a practice and check it out.

Also, we are a co-ed squad so bring out the girls as well as the boys!  Girls rugby is also a fast growing sport (check it out at the Olympics!) and the Firebirds encourage girls to come out and give rugby a try.  

REMEMBER:  It is never too late to get started with rugby.  If you have kids that are interested and want to give it a shot, bring them out to practice and we'll get them involved!

Practice Location & Schedule

Location:  Biltmore Preparatory Academy.  4601 N. 34th Street, Phoenix AZ 85018.

Practice is on Mondays and Wednesdays during the season.

6:00 pm to 7.30 pm for Youth and 6.00 pm to 8:00 pm for High School & U16.

General practice reminder:  always have your mouthguard and be dressed appropriately for running and tackling!  If you can't make it, please advise your coach.


Fall 7s Season - Youth and HS

  • October 22: ASU Kick-off Day.  Skills camp followed by ASU feature match.
  • Fall 7s season: Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19.  Playing on Saturday evenings as per last season.  Nov 12 in Tucson!
  • Dec 3: Arizona Rugby Festival (run by ARU + RAZ) 7s Tournament. 7s Brackets for HS, U16, U14 and trophies awarded.  7s matches for Youth age-grades.
  • Winter Camps: HS Skills camps with 7s focus.


Spring Competitive Season - Youth

Spring 7s Season for Youth (7 weeks total)

(Click on our Youth Schedule & Results page for details)

Spring Competitive Season - HS & U16

Spring 15s Season for HS & U16 (17 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 14: 15s Kickoff Scrimmage. Location:  WSC: 2209 N. 99th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031
  • Jan 21 – April 22: League season.
    • 8 matches over 10 weeks of home and away (Jan 21-Apr 1).
    • Mar 4 - SRO bye weekend for Las Vegas 7s (international rugby, a fun weekend, last year about 50 from the Firebirds family were in the stands!).
    • Semi Finals on April 8 for HS and U16.
    • April 15 – SRO bye weekend for Easter.
    • HS Finals on April 22 (planning undercard at ASU Soccer Stadium with ASU v BYU match)
  • May 6: North vs South All-Stars match
    • Rotating down to Tucson

(Click on our HS  Schedule & Results page for details)


Phoenix Rugby Club Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. 

Sponsored by The Attic Ale House

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The Attic Ale House:  Craft beer + divine dining + Camelback view.

42nd St & Indian School Rd.

Proud sponsors of the Firebirds Youth Club.

Sponsored by Arcadia Tavern

Arcadia Tavern

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Great food and drinks in a relaxed neighborhood setting.

48th St & Indian School Rd.

Proud sponsors of the Mens Club.

Sponsored by Moto Sushi

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Moto  Sushi:  Sushi + Spirits + Sustenance.  Pan-Asian inspired cuisine.

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Proud sponsors of the Firebirds Youth Club.