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LATEST NEWS:

(Updated 2/1/23)

 

match schedule - WEEK 5 : FEB 4, 2023

 

Everyone is at WSC.  
Location: Westside Sports Complex (WSC) - 2209 N. 99th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85037
Fields 9, 10, 11
Click here for our field locations reference page

YOUTH

U8/10 Touch
1010 - Field 9A - Scottsdale vs Firebirds
1120 - Field 9A - Tempe Tan vs Firebirds

U10: Tackle
0940 - Field 9B -Eclipse/Marana vs Firebirds/Scottsdale
1200 - Field 9A - Tempe Black vs Firebirds/Scottsdale

U12/14 Co-ed Touch
1125 - Field 10A - Tempe Tan vs Firebirds/Scottsdale/Marana
1255- Field 10A - Tempe Black  vs Firebirds/Scottsdale/Marana

U12 Tackle
1030 - Field 10A - Tempe Tan vs Firebirds/Scottsdale/Marana
1200 - Field 10A - Tempe Black vs Firebirds/Scottsdale/Marana

U14 Boys Tackle
0950 - Field 11 - Firebirds/Marana vs Tempe
1150 - Field 11 - Firebirds/Marana vs Eclipse/Scottsdale

U16/U19  GIRLS

All on Field 11.
1200 - U15 development game
1220 - U19 - Big Dawgs vs Scottsdale
1240 - U16 - Big Dawgs vs Scottsdale
1320 - U15 development game
1340 - U16 - Big Dawgs vs Scottsdale
1400 - U19 - Big Dawgs vs Sahuarita

U16/U19  BOYS

We have to do the full field setup, both games are on Field 9.

1330 - U16:  Birds vs Eclipse/Scottsdale
1500 - U19:   Birds vs Scottsdale

 

 

Match Lengths:

U8/10 Coed Touch 7s = 7 min halves, 2 min halftime
U10 Coed Tackle 7s = 10 min halves,5 min halftime
U12 Coed Tackle 7s = 12 min halves, 5 min halftime
U12/U14 Coed Touch 7s = 7 min halves, 2 min halftime
U14 Boys Tackle 10s = 20 min halves, 5 min halftime
U16/U19 Girls 7s = 7 min halves, 2 min halftime
U16/U19 Boys 15s = 35 min halves, 10 min halftime

The next hosting pot luck is 2/4/23 for the U19 Boys

Click here to sign up for the potluck (will be available closer to the date of the match)

 


To be held 2/4/23

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2022-2023 Registration is open!
Click here to register with the Firebirds and USA Rugby.

Questions?  Contact Coach Rob (602-361-7978 or robspeers@hotmail.com)

 

We welcome all aspiring new rugby players as well as our returning players to the 2022-2023 season! 

For those wanting to give rugby a try, it is free to come to practice and have a go. Bring a new friend with you to show them how much fun rugby is, just have them wear athletic clothing and running shoes or cleats if they have them.

We happily accept new players at any time of the season for all age grades.  Spread the word to family and friends!.
We are fielding teams in all age grades - U8/10/12 co-ed; U14/16/19 (High School) boys and girls.

Practice Location:  Longview Elementary
1209 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Parking is off 12th St.

Monday and Wednesdays
Youth (U8-U14):  6:00-7.30 p.m.
High School (U16/U19):  6:00-8:00 p.m.

2022 - 2023 Season Overview

Key Calendar dates (click here to go to our Calendar).

Fall Season

Start practice on Mon 10/17/22 at Longview Elementary.
All divisions play 7s.
Games on 11/5/22, 11/12/22, 11/19/22

Spring Season

Start pre-season practices on Nov 28th after Thanksgiving.
Practice resumes after winter break on Mon 1/2/23, first games on 1/7/23.

  • U8-U12 play 7s.
  • U14/16/19 Girls play 7s or 10s, then combine for 15s.
  • U14 Boys play 10s.
  • U16/19 Boys play 15s.

Youth:  9 wks duration: 1/7 - 2/11 for 6 wks of league games, semis on 2/18, finals on 3/4.

U16/U19 Boys 15s: 16 wks duration:  1/7 preseason scrimmage, then 1/14-4/1 for 10 league games, semis on 4/15, finals on 4/22.

U16/U19 Girls 7s/10s:  16 wks duration: 1/7 preseason scrimmage, start 1/14, provisionally a 9 wk 7s/10s season followed by a 7 week 15s season.

League byes:
2/25/23 - LA7s
3/18/23 - Spring Break
4/9/23 - Easter

Match Fields
All youth games plus our High School (U19/U16) home games will be played at the Westside Sports Complex.  Some U19/U16 away games could be played in Tucson.

WSC Address: 2209 N 99th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85037

 

Our 2022-2023 Coaching Staff

U19/U16 Boys:  Rob Speers, Brett Catchpole, Cyprian Miller, Brad Sandig, Glenn Rose.

U19/U16/U14 Girls:  Louis Quiroz, Jenni Doige

U14 Boys:  Aaron Baldwin

U12 Co-ed: Caleb Jones

U10/8 Co-ed: Boris Musakwa, Drew Kingston.

General Manager: Yvette Speers
Boys U19/U16 Manager: Aimee Perez

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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

RECRUITING: HELP GROW OUR GREAT SPORT!

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

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 2022-2023 Rugby Arizona league 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

Location:  Longview Elementary School
1209 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Firebirds Youth Sponsors

Click here to read more about each of our sponsors!

Discount rates:  All Phoenix Rugby Club (Firebirds, Men, Women)  players & family = $40

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