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

Coach: An individual that leads and/or assists with coaching of an athlete or team in either a training or competitive environment in accordance with World Rugby Laws of the Game and/or Rugby Canada National Law Variations.

Manager: An individual who is assigned to a club/team for the purpose of facilitating administrative duties.

Match Official: An individual who is responsible for enforcing the World Rugby Laws of the Game, and/or Rugby Canada National Law Variations, during a competitive match or in a training environment.

Coach of Match Official: An individual that coaches a match official in either a training or competition environment in accordance with World Rugby Laws of the Game and/or Rugby Canada National Law Variations.

Medical: An individual who is responsible for being the first responder to an injured participant in either a competitive match or training environment.

Board Member: An individual who is part of a group of people who jointly oversee the activities of a member club/organization.

IMPORTANT: All Board members within clubs must be registered.

Volunteer: An individual who assists in club activities, which may include but not limited to game day parking volunteers, event volunteers and/or minor festival volunteers.  A volunteer cannot perform the role of a coach, assistant coach, match official or medical staff.

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.