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Firebirds Youth Rugby

Latest News (11/18/18):

This week's schedule:

Mon 11/19: Regular practice at Biltmore Prep

Wed 11/21: Kick, Punt, Pass event at Madison Park - 1440 E Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014 on the northern 2 baseball fields; followed our pre-Thanksgiving social at The Attic.   It's lots of fun and a great way to head into the Thanksgiving long weekend!
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Fri 11/23:  Rugby Arizona Paintball fundraiser.  We have the whole facility to ourselves for the afternoon.  50% of the money we raise comes back to our Club.   It was a lot of fun last year!
Click here for all the details.

Schedule week ending 12/1:

Regular practice Monday and Thursday at Biltmore Prep.

Youth have their Saturday 12/1 games in the morning at the AZ Rugby Festival at the Scottsdale Sports Complex ( 8081 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 ) from 9am to 1pm.  We’ll do a pot-luck at the end.  This is the last weekend of games for the youth until the Spring season starts on January 12.

U16 and HS have a bye week.


Schedule week ending 12/8:

Normal practice Monday and Thursday at Biltmore Prep.

U14 Girls, U14 Boys, U16 and HS have the Roadrunner 7s tournament, all day at Pioneer Park in Peoria (parking entrance - 8556 N 78th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345).  Our game day details will be coming soon but this website has all the tournie info:


Then we take a break for the holidays and resume practice on Monday 1/7/19 after schools come back from winter break.  We will shift to practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from January onwards.

Annual Kick, Punt and Pass event for players, friends, families and out-of-town guests

Wednesday, November 21st

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Please spread the word to your friends!

Dinner/Drinks at The Attic Ale House

Immediately after the Kick, Punt and Pass Event

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Private Paintball Fundraiser Event November 23, 2018

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Player Registrations

We are still welcoming new players to join the Club.  We know there are Fall sports winding up during the month of November and it is never too late to get started with rugby. It is always free to come to practice to check it out.  But, as a reminder, in order to be eligible to play the league games on Saturday you must have registered with USA Rugby and paid USAR Dues, completed Firebirds online enrollment, and paid Firebirds Club Dues.   

All the info and links to forms is on our Registration page.  Any questions on process or payments please contact Coach Rob.

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Firebirds Youth Rugby Player Registration

2018 Fall Calendar Overview

  • 9/15/18: Firebirds pre-season skills at Royal Palm Park (0830-0930)
  • 9/22/18:  Firebirds pre-season skills at Royal Palm Park (0830-0930).  
  • 9/29/18:  Firebirds pre-season skills at Royal Palm Park (0830-0930).
  • 10/6/18: Coach Education - Chris Brown - Coaching 7s (click here for info
  • Monday 10/15:  First Firebirds Fall practice
  • 10/27/18:  ASU Kickoff Day for All - hosted by ASU Womens Rugby team on ASU Tempe campus.

Rugby Certification Courses

  • 9/22/18: USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Clinic - Click here for info
  • 10/13/18:   Referee Clinic at Flagstaff 10s - Click here for info
  • 12/1/18:   Referee Clinic at AZ Rugby Festival in Scottsdale
    • (contact Coach Rob if you want to become a referee!)

Note:  USA Rugby Level 100 Coaching certification is available anytime online (click here to go to USA Rugby website).  This is a good primer for anyone who wants to learn more about the fundamentals of the game.  It takes probably 4 hrs of time to complete.


Fall League mATCH Schedule


Fall 7s - Tempe Sports Complex: 4-6pm Youth;  6-10pm U16/HS

8403 S Hardy Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284


Fall 7s - Tucson - Ora Mae Harn Park :  9am-5pm for Youth & U16/HS

13250 N Lon Adams Rd, Marana, AZ 85653


Fall 7s - Tempe Sports Complex: 4-6pm Youth;  6-10pm U16/HS

8403 S Hardy Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284

11/24/2018 Thanksgiving break  (RugbyAZ paintball!)
12/1/2018 AZ Rugby Festival Scottsdale for Youth (bye for HS/U16)
12/8/2018 Roadrunner 7s - HS Boys & Girls - Peoria Park
12/15/2018 Winter break
12/22/2018 Winter break
12/29/2018 Winter break
1/5/19 Winter break
1/12/19 Spring season starts.  7s for Youth, 15s for HS & U16


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 Thursdays during the Fall 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.


For the 2018-2019 season we will again be offering the following teams and levels for kids to play:

  • Boys and Girls tackle 7s & 15s rugby for High School, U16, U14
  • Co-ed tackle 7s rugby for U12, U10
  • Co-ed FIT (international rules)  Touch rugby for U14, U12, U10, U8

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

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 AZ Sports Chiropractic

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Arizona Sports Chiropractic & Wellness offers chiropractic care and many complementary therapies such physiotherapy, massage and brain core therapy.

Sponsored by Holly Street Studio Architects

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