Definitions of Athlete Memberships
Senior Rugby Player: any athlete participating in senior level competition and/or training
Junior Rugby Player: any athlete participating in junior level competition and/or training. Please refer to the Rugby Canada Age Grade Variations for Club Rugby documentation for clarification on type of rugby to be played at each age.
Junior U19 = Contact or Non-Contact Programming
Junior U15 = Non-Contact or Intro to Contact Programming
Minor Rugby Player: any athlete participating in minor level competition and/or training. Please refer to the Rugby Canada Age Grade Variations for Club Rugby documentation for clarification on type of rugby to be played at each age.
Minor U11 = Non-Contact or Intro to Contact Programming
Minor U9 = Non-Contact Programming
Masters Rugby Player: any athlete participating in master level competition and/or training (over the age of 35).
Non-Contact Membership: any senior, junior or masters athlete participating in touch or flag competition and/or training – participant must upgrade membership accordingly if playing in contact competition.
Collegiate Rugby Player: any collegiate athlete (College, University, CEGEP) participating in provincially approved contact competition or training – valid from September 1 to November 30 of each year (Excluding BC Rugby).
Temporary Athlete Membership: any athlete participating in any level of rugby for 15 days or less (Limit: 1 per person). Participant must upgrade membership accordingly if playing in any competition after the 15-day window has expired.
Definitions of Management Memberships
Rugby Coach: any individual facilitating or delivering rugby (practice or game) and/or fitness.
Team Manager or Administrator: any individual who has been assigned to a club/team for the purpose of facilitating administrative duties (i.e. registration, logistics, roster / game sheets, equipment, etc.) and not the facilitation or coaching of rugby and/or fitness. If at such time the individual engages into coaching roles he or she must register with Rugby Canada as a coach.
Match Official: any individual refereeing any level of rugby regardless of age or level of competition
Medical Staff: any person who field accredited or enrolled in academic training in athletic therapy or physiotherapy physiotherapists
Board Member: any individual who has any of the following roles within their club: President (or Chair), Vice-president (or Vice-chair), Secretary, Treasurer, executive director or director at large
IMPORTANT: All Board members within clubs must be registered; a complete list of Board members must be submitted to the Provincial Union. This fee is per club and not per individual. If all board members are registered in another category, then D&O insurance will be no charge; please send proof of registrations to your Provincial Union.
Volunteer: any of the following individuals aiding in club activities: field/pitch support staff (grass cutters, maintenance staff), game day parking volunteers, event volunteers, mini-Festival Volunteers.
Social: A non-participation membership for any person who is a supporter of a club. This membership does not have any exposure to the National Insurance Program.