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CRU Casino - April 11th & 12th, 2015

Volunteers Needed

The Calgary Rugby Union is holding a Casino on Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th. Each Calgary based club is required to provide six volunteers for the Casino.

Date: Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Location: Deerfoot Casino - 1000, 11500 - 35 Street SE (MAP)
Bonus: Free Food!!

There will be a $200 fine for each volunteer a club is short (as voted on by the CRU Executive - July 26, 2004)

If you are able to volunteer, please download a volunteer application form, fill it out and then fax it to: (403) 258-1075 or scan it and email it to: rugby@calgaryrugby.com. Please write your shift preference on the top of the application form.

Available Volunteer Shifts:

DATES Saturday, April 11, 2015 Sunday, April 12, 2015
POSITION 11:00AM- 7:00 PM  11:00AM- 7:00 PM 
GENERAL MANAGER Kevin B. - Grizzlies  
ALT. GENERAL MGR. Adam S. - Hornets  
  11:15 AM - 7:00 PM 11:15 AM - 7:00 PM
CASHIER #1 Sonia H. - CRURS  
CASHIER #2 Ashley R. - Saracens  
  11:30 AM - 7:00 PM 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
CHIPRUNNER #1 Melanie R. - Saracens Andrina N. - Saracens
CHIPRUNNER #2 Rob R. - Saracens  
  6:15 PM - 3:00 AM 6:15 PM - 3:00 AM
  6:30 PM - 2:30 PM 6:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CASHIER #3    
CASHIER #4    
  10:15 PM - 2:45 AM 10:15 PM - 2:45 AM
COUNTROOM STAFF #2 Lisa R. - CRURS Derek M. - Canucks
COUNTROOM STAFF #3 Danica R. - Rams Angela C. - Rams
COUNTROOM STAFF #4 Lindsay H.- Saints Nikkita B. - Saints
COUNTROOM STAFF #5 Nick M. - Saints Shabniz H. - Saints
COUNTROOM STAFF #6 Kelsey S. - Saints Christine D. - Saints

Calgary Saints Senior Women’s Head Coach



               The Calgary Saints Rugby Club is seeking a coach for our senior women’s team. Our women’s program continues to grow and expand each year, with 2014 being our first year to win City Championships since 2008. We are looking for someone to help develop our women’s program further and become a member of the Saints community!


Job Purpose


               To work alongside the Director of Rugby to help coordinate and develop a high quality coaching program for the Saints Women’s team which will help to increase participation and performance in all team members.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To construct, plan and run training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • To be available and present for all game days, which will include managing the team, game warm up and game sheets
  • To hold team meetings and work alongside the Saints Women’s VP as needed
  • To work and collaborate alongside the Saints Director of Rugby, and with any other assistant coaches that may be present to help out the team
  • To give constructive feedback and praise to help out individual members of the team as needed



  • IRB Recognised Rugby Union level 2
  • Minimum of 3 years of coaching experience
  • History of playing or coaching at a high level of senior rugby
  • Experience in working in the development of players


Applicants are asked to send their resumes to the Vice President of the Women’s program, Lindsay Hickey, at vpwomen@saintsrugby.com by March 1st, 2015.


Calgary Saracens Senior Women's Head Coach


The Calgary Saracens has been in existence since 1958. Our vision is to be a top level club within Alberta attracting new and experienced players from around the world while preserving the Saracen family attitude. We are dedicated to the pursuit of competitive rugby in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

We provide both men's and women's rugby programs for all ages and have over 200 registered members. We have 2 senior men's, 1 women's team, and 7 junior teams.

The women's side has had increasing success over the past few years, winning the Division 2 provincial Final in 2013 and coming in second in the provincial league in Division 1 in 2014. Ultimately, we would like to expand the women's program and offer both a premier, competitive team and a more social /developing side.

Saracens Womens Coach – Responsibilities

As the Saracens Women's Coach you will be responsible for the following:

  • Plan and run training session Tues/Thurs evenings
  • Work in conjunction with the women's assistant coach and collaborate with other coaches within the Saracen club
  • Provide individual player development profiles and player feedback as required
  • Other duties as required


Qualifications Required


  • IRB/NCCP Level 2
  • Minimum of 3 year of coaching experience
  • Competency of playing or coaching at high level of senior rugby
  • Experience in working in the development of players


The successful candidate will need availability in March and April for indoor training, to ensure the women's team in ready for their tour to Italy May 1-10 2015

All interested parties are asked to send their resume and cover letter to the President of the Calgary Saracens Rugby Club Brittany Buchan: president.saracens@gmail.com by February 1, 2015.

Video Highlights of the Rugby Alberta Development Camp in Red Deer

CRU Players Named to Canadian National Teams

The Calgary Rugby Union would like to congratulate the following members for being named to the following Canadian National Teams in 2014:

Senior Men 15 A-Side
Nick Blevins (Calgary Hornets)
Jeff Hassler (Foothills Lions)
Gordie McRorie (Calgary Hornets)

Senior Women 15 A-Side
Sammy Crandell (Calgary Saracens)
Kayla Mack (Calgary Hornets)
Maria Samson (Calgary Hornets)
Amanda Thornborough (Calgary Hornets)

Senior Men 7 A-Side
Jeff Hassler (Foothills Lions)

Senior Women 7 A-Side
Ashley Steacy (Lethbridge Rugby Club)
Amanda Thornbrough (Calgary Hornets)

U20 Women
Sasha Elliott (Calgary Rams)
Deleaka Menin (Calgary Hornets)
Coreen Riley (Letbridge Rugby Club)

U20 Men
Ben Lesage (Calgary Canucks)
Adam McQueen (Calgary Hornets/Banff Bears)

Assistant Coach
Graeme Moffat (Calgary Hornets)

U18 Women 7 A-Side
Chanelle Edwards-Challenger (Calgary Rams)
Jenna Morrison (Calgary Rams)

U18 Men
Jackson McDonough (Calgary Canucks)

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