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Firebirds Youth Rugby


(Updated 10/4/22)

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


Questions?  Contact Coach Rob (602-361-7978 or

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 practice 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, Drew Kingston.

U14 Boys:  Aaron Baldwin

U12 Co-ed: Caleb Jones

U10/8 Co-ed: Boris Musakwa

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


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.

Facebook Page

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for additional news and updates:

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

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 2021-2022 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

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 AZ Sports Chiropractic

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

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