The Ebb Tide Rugby Football Club is the oldest continuously operating Over-40 rugby club in British Columbia, Canada. We have active players between the ages of 38 and 70's and active social members well into their 80's.  Social members and visitors are welcome to join us at our regular Thursday evening run-around.  Ebb Tide is a member of the Pacific Northwest Over 40's Rugby Union.

Players are eligible to play at 38 years.


Training at Bullen Park

August 11th was our last training session at Wallace Field. From now on, practices will be at Bullen Park (30B on the map) in Esquimalt. Changing rooms are available in the Archie Browning Arena. Entrance is on the East side of the arena. We have been assigned change-room #4, which is at the far end of the hallway.


Call for Volunteers

2014 Americas Rugby Championship

Greetings everyone,

Rugby Canada has asked Ebb Tide RFC for its assistance once again with ARC Saturday October 11, Wednesday October 15 & Sunday October 19. Each event day features double-header games.

Ebb Tide RFC has led the way every ARC event day in 2012 and 2013 to meet the needs of spectators, players and support staff from here and abroad. Our feedback and recommendations have also spurred changes to improve each ensuing ARC.

15 Ebb Tide members/associates stepped up to help in 2012 and 25 stepped up last year. The success of both ARCs is in no small part due to our effort, commitment and reliability.

2014 marks the end of the 3-year cycle for hosting the ARCs. Delivering another successful tournament could see the IRB grant us hosting rights again so let’s try to claim this international event as our own.

If you wish to volunteer, please send me your name, date(s) available and t-shirt size (bigger is better to go over your dry/warm layers): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Saturday October 11 – gates open at 1:00 pm; kickoffs @ 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
  • Wednesday October 15 – gates open at 4:30 pm; kickoffs @ 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
  • Sunday October 19 – gates open at 1:00 pm; kickoffs @ 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. 

Volunteers are asked to report at least one-hour before gates open.

Many thanks,



2014-2015 Club Dues and Registration

Club dues for the 2014-2045 remain unchanged at $200 for playing and practicing members and $50 for social members. Dues must be payed by September 1st. Please pay your dues to JP. Make cheques payable to Ebb Tide RFC. Interac transfers are also accepted.

National registration with Rugby Canada is now set up. Click on the following link:

This year, the Rugby Canada dues for Masters are lower: $45 plus processing for a total of $48.49.
Please remember that if club members participate in senior games outside the PNWO-40 Fixtures (such as 3rd Division players, Junior coaches or Managers, etc.), then they must be full Senior Members.

Just a reminder that individual members can purchase additional Accidental Medical insurance for $7. See attachment.


10-a-side over 40's tournament

Ebb Tide is hosting a 10-a-side tournament at Windsor Park on September 6. There will be eight teams participating in the tournament: Ebb Tide, Evergreens, CW, Snowcaps, Abbotsford, Velox, NOBs and Cowichan. Here is the schedule.


2014 Awards Night

The 2014 Awards Night took place on June 19th at The Podium Sports Grill. Approximately 40 people were on hand for the occasion. A good time was had by all.

The award winners were:

Captain’s Award (Player of the year): Mike Penner
Bind tight Award (Forward of the year): Russ Lazaruk
Big Shot Award (Back of the Year): Rob Phillips
Most Popular Player: Aaron Cook
Most Inspirational: Murk Toorenburgh
Old Geezer Award: Ian Cameron
Road Runner: Sean Renshaw
Fastest Ebb Tide: Marc Hunter
Paddle of the Year (shit disturber): Hugh Jervis

Training Facility

Thursdays @ 5:15 PM
Bullen Park
next to Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Changeroom #4 in Arena
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC
Tel: (250) 412-8500

527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC V9A (250) 412-8500

Home Field

McDonald Park
James Bay Athletic Association
205 Simcoe Street,
Victoria, BC
Tel: (250) 388-7441

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