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  • Profile: Anoke Dunston, Being Relentless in Creating Conditions for Others to Succeed

    01 Jun 2017

    Discover the amazing young people that make our program possible. Today we celebrate Anoke Dunston, TIRF Summer Staff Lead. Meet the rest of the team by visiting the Summer Staff page. Written by: Na...

  • Event Recap: 5th Annual Rugby Alliance

    04 May 2017

    TOGETHER WE REACH HIGHER It was a glorious way to officially-unofficially kick off to the summer rugby season! Renowned sports photographer, Colin Watson, effortlessly captured the spirit of the day, ...

  • Volunteer Profile: Jeremy Cairnie

    28 Apr 2017

    WHY JEREMY GOT INVOLVED I first got involved at TIRF from day one.  I was the youth development officer for my club and sat in board meetings with TIRF, from there I did coach development through TIR...

  • Volunteer Profile: Barb Di Nardo

    28 Apr 2017

      WHY BARB GOT INVOLVED In 2009, my oldest went into high school. We were coaching rugby there and tried to get the kids to play club rugby and try out for the provincial team. Many of the player...

  • We’re Hiring for the Summer!

    27 Mar 2017

    We want to work with you! TIRF’s Community Rugby Program provides more than 20,000 children and youth to organized recreational rugby programming over the spring and summer. TIRF removes financ...

  • Be A Volunteer Coach or Rugby Clinic Volunteer

    16 Mar 2017

    We love volunteers just as much as we love rugby! You can help build future champions. Sign Up as a volunteer coach or rugby clinic volunteer. Volunteer times vary. Please fill out a volunteer form an...

  • 2017 TIRF Rising Stars Training Schedule

    Sign up for a 2017 U16 & U18 TIRF Rising Stars training session

    23 Feb 2017

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  • 416 Club Winter Academies 2017

    10 Jan 2017

    TIRF is proud support the upcoming 2017 Club winter Academies. No experience is required! For further information contact your club or TIRF.  ...

  • Flag Rugby Day at Broadacres School

    03 Nov 2016

    Ominous clouds hovered over Toronto last Thursday morning at 8 am. Is it still on? was the question asked by the coaches and organizers of the Flag Rugby Day at Broadacres school. YES! came the answer...

  • Second TIRF player to be invited to the Canadian Sevens Program

    19 Oct 2016

    We are pleased to announce that last week, TIRF player Josiah Morra was offered a spot on the Canadian Mens Sevens Rugby team. Josiah, currently a member of the Toronto Saracens, began playing rugby a...

  • Highest participation yet at 2016 TIRF Fall 7s

    29 Sep 2016

    Bright sunny weekend for our third annual TIRF Fall 7s tournament 3 years ago, TIRF held its first ever TIRF Fall 7s tournament at Sunnybrook Park rugby fields. Played over just one day, the first Fa...

  • TIRF and Variety Village Collaborating on Wheelchair Rugby

    26 Aug 2016

    By: Fuad Ali, TIRF Rugby Development Intern Rookie Rugby as a project has enormous potential for impacting thousands of kids’ lives throughout Toronto. But what about those who cannot participate in...

  • Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors!

    18 Aug 2016

    Delicious Food, Trophies, Gift Cards, and Prizes – Thank You All For Your Support! Over the last two weeks, we’ve had a large number of supporters and sponsors for our Rookie Rugby Festiva...

  • Rookie Rugby Festival 3 of 3

    18 Aug 2016

    Summer of Rookie Rugby Wraps Up With A Bang Three months ago the concept of how much time and work required to prepare for  these festivals seemed very distant yet here we are, all wrapped up on our ...

  • Rookie Rugby Festival 2 of 3

    12 Aug 2016

    Last Thursday, August 11th, TIRF hosted its second of three festivals at the Sunnybrook Park rugby fields. With the first festival successfully completed, this festival continued the same energy and ...

  • Rookie Rugby Festival 1 of 3

    11 Aug 2016

    Over 250 Kids at Our First of Three Rookie Rugby Festivals This Summer. Thrills and Skills! On Wednesday, August 10th 2016, TIRF interns came together to put on our first of three Rookie Rugby Festiva...

  • Q&A with TIRF Intern Alissa Zhang

    08 Aug 2016

    Alissa Zhang has been working with the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation since June 2016 as a Rugby Development Intern. As a Rookie Rugby Certified instructor, her work has included traveling to sc...

  • Rio Olympics Women’s Rugby Team Sendoff

    27 Jul 2016

    Saying goodbye to the Canadian Women’s Team as they head off to Rugby’s debut at the 2016 Olympics On July 26th, 2016, TIRF had the opportunity to participate in the Women’s Rugby Se...

  • TIRF at Canada Vs. Italy

    18 Jul 2016

    Last month, international rugby made an exciting return to Toronto’s newly renovated BMO Field. On June 26th, amidst 30-degree heat, Canada’s senior men took on Italy in front of over 13,000 spect...

  • Join a Free Summer House League!

    03 Jul 2016

    2016 Summer House League registration is now open! Our house leagues are free and open to boys and girls ages 6-12, or 13 and over where indicated. Using Rugby Canada’s Rookie Rugby programming,...

  • TIRF at Canada Vs. Italy

    26 Jun 2016

    Last month, international rugby made an exciting return to Toronto’s newly renovated BMO Field. On June 26th, amidst 30-degree heat, Canada’s senior men took on Italy in front of over 13,000 spect...

  • 2016 Summer of Rookie Rugby

    24 May 2016

    2016 Summer of Rookie Rugby By: Natasha Cyrille The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) has worked tirelessly over the past six weeks, visiting elementary and high schools in the Toronto area t...

  • 2016 Rookie Rugby in Full Swing

    20 May 2016

    By: Natasha Cyrille, TIRF Communications & Media Intern The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) has worked tirelessly over the past six weeks, visiting elementary and high schools in the To...

  • Gilbert Canada Sponsors TIRF

    20 May 2016

    Gilbert Rugby Canada has long been a supporter of TIRF, donating equipment that is essential to our programming. Recently, they had the chance to join us at our March Break Festival where they got a f...

  • Player Registration Open

    20 May 2016

    2016 TIRF & Club registration is now open and available online*. Registration provides you access to all TIRF programming. For Rookie Rugby House Leagues, remember to select TIRF Rookie Rugby Hou...

  • We’re Hiring!

    25 Mar 2016

    Each summer, TIRF hires a number of Youth Rugby Development Interns. These interns play an important role in growing the game of rugby among young people, traveling around Toronto and teaching them a ...

  • TIRF Executive Director Named One of Toronto’s Vital People

    04 Jan 2016

    We are very happy to announce that Ige Egal, TIRF Executive Director (second row, fourth from the right), has been selected as one of Toronto’s Vital People! Run by the Toronto Foundation, the Vital...