• Crusaders compete in the Marshall Premier League

  • Boys and girls play in our Junior Division

  • CRU Boys and Girls 5 to 12 years play in our Mini Division

Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Crusaders Rugby Club of Oakville.

If you’re looking for fun, camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, training and fitness benefits, rugby is a great place to start. With multiple senior men, women and youth teams there is a place for everyone.

We accept players from the age of five, boys and girls, of all shapes and sizes, no experience required.

About us

Crusaders Rugby Club has been growing the sport of rugby in the Mississauga, Oakville and surrounding communities for aver 50 years.

With three divisions: senior, junior and mini the Crusaders Rugby Club welcomes all players from 5 to 75!

In the Fall the the Club enters teams in various Rugby 7s competitions

Rugby at Crusaders

Rugby is a game that teaches camaraderie, respect, courage and discipline.

We are committed to providing a program for all players to develop both their rugby skills to the highest degree and their love of the game of rugby.

Many of our players go on to play for provincial, national and professional teams, so if you have ambition in the sport Crusaders Rugby Club is a great place to be.

Recent Club News

Senior Women's Head Coach

Crusaders Rugby Club are looking for a coach for their Senior…

2019 Registration Open

The 2019 registration is open. Please select 2019-Registration…

Crusaders AGM

Funeral of Long time Club Stalwart Dave DeVerteuil

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of David…

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Sat
Save the Date – April 27th Player’s Dinner @ Crusaders Clubhouse
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

May
11
Sat
U15 Boys Extended Practice / Camp – South Field @ Crusader Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
First & Second XV v Stoney Creek (Home) @ Crusader Park
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
May
25
Sat
U15 10’s Tournament @ Crusader Park
May 25 @ 9:00 am
U15 10's Tournament @ Crusader Park | Oakville | Ontario | Canada

WHAT IS RUGBY 10s

THE RULES ARE SIMILAR TO XVS BUT WITH SOME OF 7S TIME-SAVING ADAPTIONS.

Each Squad consists of 16 players, with 10 players on the field at a time.

The matches consist of two 10-minute halves with a 2 minute half time.

The team is made up of 5 forwards (3 in the Front row, and 2 in the 2nd row), with 5 backs. In short the 10s format allows the traditional virtues of Rugby as a game for all shapes and sizes, and ensures that specialist positions of the XVs format are showcased in a shortened format.

Jun
1
Sat
First & Second XV v Barrie (Home) @ Crusader Park
Jun 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Jun
8
Sat
First & Second XV v Waterloo County (Home) @ Crusader Park
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Jun
23
Sun
Chris Johnson, Celebration of Life @ Crusader Park
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chris Johnson, Celebration of Life @ Crusader Park | Oakville | Ontario | Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Chris Johnson on Monday February 4th, 2019.  Chris passed away after a fall whilst vacationing in Costa Rica on his 75th birthday.  He leaves behind his wife, Joan and two children Jenny and Sarah and two grandchildren, Simon and Katie.

Chris played in the second row for the Crusaders first team for most of the 1980’s and early 1990’s and was President of the club for many of these years.  It was under his watch that the grounds and the clubhouse on Ninth Line were developed.  After his playing career Chris helped with coaching the juniors, winning the Ontario junior championship and being the only team to beat the London Welsh juniors on their Canadian tour.  Many of his charges went on to play senior rugby for both club and province.

Chris received one of the inaugural Founder’s awards at the 50th anniversary celebrations last year recognizing his many contributions to the club.

When Chris retired from his “day” job, he and Joan moved back to Vancouver where their two children and families lived.  Chris continued to lead an active life.  Chris continued coaching rugby at the local high school, coaching both the senior girls and the junior boys teams.  More recently Chris was an active organizer in the golf world with both the local seniors golfers and the Maple Leaf Junior Tour.  On the morning of February 4th he did the Superman Zip Line, a one mile head first adventure!!  Then he continued to celebrate his 75th Birthday at a local brewery, no surprise to his team mates!  It is the perfect “Johnson” picture, full of the enjoyment of  life!

There is a celebration of his life at Beach Grove Golf Club, Tsawwassen, BC on Sunday March 31st, 2019 between 1 and 3pm.

A second celebration of life will be held at the Crusaders on Sunday June 23rd, 2019 between 2 and 4pm when we will be joined by Joan and the family.

Jul
6
Sat
First & Second XV v Burlington (Home) @ Crusader Park
Jul 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Playing for Crusaders

We offer three divisions Minis (U5-U11), Juniors (U13-U17) and Seniors (18 and older).
(Please follow the link for more detail)

Get involved with Crusaders

As a volunteer run organization there are many opportunities to support and participate in the club activities. These include coaching, assisting with team administration and organizing team and club events

Support our sponsors!

Our sponsors make a great contribution to the operation of our rugby programs. Please support them.