Growing the Game Workshops: Find one near you!

March 19, 2018


Growing the Game Workshops announced ahead of the 2018 season

Rugby Ontario's Development team has officially announced the schedule of 2018 Growing the Game Workshops.

Following on the success of the program in previous years, this two-hour workshop will be conducted in various locations across the Province. Aimed at getting clubs together to share ideas on best practices, seven workshops have been organized across Ontario. The details are:

  • Sarnia - Wednesday, March 28 - 7-9 PM - Sarnia Saints Clubhouse
  • Brantford - Thursday, March 29 - 7-9 PM - TBA
  • Mississauga - Thursday, April 10 - 7-9 PM - Streetsville Secondary School
  • Whitby - Wednesday, April 11 - 7-9 PM - Abilities Centre Main Boardroom
  • Guelph - Tuesday, April 17 - 7-9 PM - The Albion Hotel
  • Toronto - Wednesday, April 18 - 7-9 PM - Canadian Tire Head Office (2200 Yonge St.)
  • Ottawa - Thursday, April 19 - 7-9 PM - Algonquin College Room P311

The topics for discussion at each of the workshop include:

  1. Risk Management – How do clubs best go about ensuring they provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all their players, coaches and volunteers.
  2. Rugby Canada Age Variations – The practicalities of coaching and refereeing at the U11 and U13 age groups.

Rugby Ontario welcome and encourage all club members to attend whichever of these workshops best suits their schedule.

To enable Rugby Ontario to best prepare for each workshop, please notify David Bushell (Rugby Ontario Development Intern) of which workshop your club wishes to attend and the anticipated number of attendees from your club.

For more information on the workshops and to confirm attendance, please e-mail David Bushell.


Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.

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Kevin Baxter

Communications Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006