Am I Eligible To Register With TIRF?

Registration Eligibility

We believe that Rugby is a tool for social good. We take a strengths-based approach to developing skills on and off the pitch. Each child and youth that registers as a TIRF player has the opportunity to develop physically, through participation in rugby and also academically through TIRF’s scholastic and career-specific programming.

In order to be eligible for the TIRF program, you must be between 6-19 years of age and be able to show ONE of the following:

  • attend a TIRF High School
  • reside in one of Toronto’s neighborhood improvement areas
  • demonstrate financial need (determined by a case-by-case basis)

Additionally, all participants (age 12 and above) must be fully vaccinated to participate in programming, as per the Rugby Ontario COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. View the policy here.

Check this list to see if your high school qualifies as a TIRF School

A - C

Agincourt CI
Albert Campbell CI
Archbishop Romero CSS
Bendale BTI
Birchmount Park CI
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton
Blessed Cardinal Newman CSS
Blessed Mother Teresa

Blessed Pope John Paul II
Bloor CI
Cedarbrae CI
Central Commerce
Central Etobicoke
Central Technical School
Chaminade CS
CW Jefferys CI

D - H

Danforth CI
Dante Alighieri Academy
David & Mary Thomson CI
Don Mills CI
Downsview SS
Dr. Norman Bethune

Eastdale CI
East York C
Emery CI
Father Henry Carr CSS
Francis Libermann CSS
Frank Oke SS
George Harvey CI
George S. Henry Academy
George Vanier
Harbord CI

J - N

James Cardinal McGuigan CSS
Jarvis CI
Jean Vanier CSS
John Polanyi CI
Kipling CI
L’Amoreaux CI
Lakeshore CI
Lester B. Pearson CI
Loretto College School (girls)
Madonna CSS
Maplewood High School
Marc Garneau CI
Martingrove CI
Mary Ward CSS
Monarch Park CI
Monsignor Percy Johnson CSS

Native Learning Centre
Native Learning Centre East
Neil Mc Neil CI
Nelson A. Boylen CI
Newtonbrook SS
North Albion CI
Northview Heights SS
Notre Dame

O - S

Oakwood CI
Parkdale
RH King
Riverdale CI
Runnymede CI
SATEC (WA Porter)
Scarlett Heights
Senator O’Connor CSS

Sir John A. MacDonald CI
Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI
Sir William Osler High School
South East Year Round Alternative Centre
St. Basil the Great
St. John Henry Newman Catholic School
St. Joseph’s College School
St. Joseph’s Morrow Park
St. Mary’s
St. Patrick’s CSS
Stephen Leacock CI

T - Z

Thistletown CI
Victoria Park CI
West Hill CI
West Humber CI
Westview Centennial SS
Weston CI
William Lyon Mackenzie CI

Western Technical-Commercial School
Wexford CI
Winston Churchill CI
Woburn CI
York Humber High School
York Memorial CI

Benefits For TIRF Members Include:

Subsidized fees for Club Rugby

TIRF is committed to eliminating financial barriers to play. Eligible players can have their yearly club membership fees subsidized by TIRF. Your $40 TIRF membership covers your player registration with Rugby Canada; insurance; and levies.

Representative Rugby Bursaries

This bursary program allows U18 players to try out for Provincial Rugby 7s and Rugby 15s teams. Bursaries are also provided to qualifying players to play at a provincial level.

TIRF Rising Stars enhanced Rugby development program

An enhanced training and leadership development that supports a pathway to competitive play.

Specialty Rugby player development clinics

Specific player development training and workshops hosted by national and international rugby players and alumni through out the season.

Coaching & Referee Certification

TIRF offers NCCP/World Rugby Coach Certification and training for members.

GTHA & International Rugby playing opportunities

U16 & U18 players can join the TIRF Rugby7s Team to participate in provincial and international tournaments.

Internships, Co-Ops & Summer Employment

TIRF provides an environment that fosters learning. TIRF has supported college and university students achieve their requirements for graduation. In addition, TIRF provides a six to eight week summer employment opportunity for student athletes to facilitate and execute TIRF’s city-wide Community Rugby Program.

Tickets to international test matches

TIRF provides complimentary tickets for members to experience world-class rugby at test matches in the city.