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Week 3 of our Spring schedule continues this weekend at WSC for Youth and HS Boys.  U16 boys have a bye.  U16 and HS Girls are in Tucson.  

All teams need to be at their field 60 min before kickoff for warmups!

WEEK 3:  Jan 25, 2020

Location:  WSC
2209 N. 99th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031
Note - $5/car entry fee.

Fields:  12, 13, 16   (far north end, we'll have a couple of pop-up shade tents in the middle).   Click here for link to field map.

Kick-off Time and Field location:
U8/10 Touch:  0900 (12-A)  v Tempe, 0930 (12-B) v Scottsdale.
U10 Tackle: 1000 (12-A) v Red Mtn, 1030 (12-A) v Eclipse.
U12 Tackle: 0900 (13-A) v Scottsdale and 1000 (13-B) v Eclipse
U14 Boys: 1000 (16) v NV/Eclipse
U14 Girls: 1100 (16) and 1230 (16) v Scottsdale

HS Boys:  1330 v Glendale Coyotes (16) (away game)


WEEK 3:  Jan 25, 2020

Location:  Sahuarita HS (Tucson)
350 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

U16 Girls:  1100am v East Valley, 1140 v North Valley

HS Girls:  1000 v Sahuarita







We are always looking for players and it is never too late to get started with rugby.  All our age groups need a few more players so that we can be sure that each week we are able to field a team plus have a couple of subs.

The easiest way to show someone the sport is to "bring a friend" to practice!  (it is free to do so).  If anyone has questions about this, contact Coach Rob.

practice location

Firebirds practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
6-7.30pm for youth; 6-8pm for HS/U16.

We practice at Longview Elementary this season (1209 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014). 

Park in the northern parking lot closest to Indian School, go through the gate and follow the lights to the field.

It is never too late to join the club, we happily accept new players during the season, so come out to practice (it's free to check out a practice) and check it out.

Registration is now open!

Go to our Registration Page and follow the steps to get your player registered with USA Rugby and with the Firebirds Club.

Any questions, contact Coach Rob.

Overview of 2019-2020 Season Calendar


Fall 7s Season for Youth and HS/U16 Boys & HS Girls

  • Fall 7s season:  Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23.

Nov 2 and Nov 9
4:00 - 6:00 pm Youth divisions
6:00 - 10:00 pm HS divisions
Benedict Sports Complex - 490 W Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

Nov 16
4:00 - 6:00 pm Youth divisions
6:00 - 10:00 pm HS divisions
Pioneer Park - 8755 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Nov 23
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Exact times for divisions will be announced in November
Crossroads at Silverbell District Park - 7548 N Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

  • Dec 14: Roadrunner 7s Tournament
    •  7s Tournament Brackets for HS, U16, U14 Boys & Girls. 
    • Scrimmage matches for U8, U10, U12. 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Location:  Pioneer Park, Peoria (enter from east side of complex)



Spring 7s Season for Youth (7 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 11 – Feb 22
    • 5 weeks of matches
    • Semi Finals on Feb 15
    • Finals on Feb 22

Spring 7s Season for HS & U16 Girls (12 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 11 - pre-season scrimmage at WSC.
  • Jan 18 – Apr 4
    • 8  matches over 12 weeks
    • Feb 29 - bye for HSBC Los Angeles 7s
    • Mar 14 - bye for Spring Break

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

  • Jan 11 - pre-season scrimmage
  • Jan 18 – April 25
    • 8 matches over 12 weeks
    • Feb 29 - bye for HSBC Los Angeles 7s
    • April 11 – bye for Easter weekend
    • Apr 18 – HS Semi-Finals and U16 Final
    • Apr 25 - HS Finals



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Firebirds Match Videos

Our parents have filmed various games over the years and posted to Youtube:

Rob Speers channel
Taylor Miller channel  
Louis Quiroz channel


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

We practice at Longview Elementary (1209 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014).  All age grades share the practice field together.

Practice is generally on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm for Youth and 6.00 pm to 8:00 pm for High School & U16.

For the 2019-2020 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 U10, U12
  • Co-ed FIT (international rules)  Touch rugby for  U8, U10, U12, U14

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. 

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Proud sponsors of the Mens Club.

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Discount rates:  All Phoenix Rugby Club (Firebirds, Men, Women)  players & family = $35 (30% off)

Arizona Sports Chiropractic and Dr. Wood have been official sponsors for the Firebirds for the last several years. The practice focuses on Functional movement and rehabilitation, finding the root biochemical cause of pain and then designing a customized reconditioning program to not only alleviate the pain but also its cause.

Dr. Wood's skill set, experience, and variety of tools are what separates him from most practitioners in the Valley. He has attained certifications as a Certified Sports Physician (CCSP), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA), Exercise Instructor and several soft tissue techniques. Dr. Wood and his highly qualified staff provide numerous services including manipulation, soft tissue techniques, cupping, rehabilitation, taping and sports physicals. Dr. Wood is also available upon request for an on-site pre-game stretching/taping/adjusting.


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