TIRF offers four junior programs that provide youth the opportunity to play at school, club, and competitive levels.
High School Foundations
The High School Foundations program provides high schools in priority neighbourhoods with the tools, expertise, and support necessary to run a rugby program. The program can offer:
- Introductory Rugby Programs
- Coaching Assistance
- Free Professional Development for Teacher-Coaches & Volunteers
- Equipment (Balls, Cylinders, Hit Shields, etc)
- Access to all TIRF programs for participants and fans alike
Club Rugby Experience
Through membership in TIRF, students at priority neighbourhood high schools have access to local club rugby at a subsidized rate. The registration provides any TIRF player all the benefits that come with registering at a club: insurance, practices and games, as well as additional tournaments.
In addition, the student also has access all of TIRF’s non-rugby programs listed below.
Rising Stars Select Program
TIRF believes that any student with talent and an aspiration to play at a higher, more competitive level should not be limited by financial barriers. The TIRF Rising Stars Program provides a pathway to competitive and elite representative rugby. Through enhanced training, additional games/tours, students prepare for regional, provincial, and national team trials.
In addition to the rugby, the Rising Stars Program has a leadership element to it.