Ottawa’s Barrhaven Scottish Rugby

Club Values

The following core values are important to us, and we strive to foster these values in all of our members:


  • Help each other to be happy and successful
  • Do your part to help the team succeed


  • Respect yourself and others


  • Always make an honest effort


  • Demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Strive to achieve and maintain high standards

Club Programs

Senior Program

Senior – “Train to Win” – Tues. and Thurs. nights, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

  • The focus of this stage of development is on optimizing individual fitness, refining skills and peaking for major competitions. The focus of training is on optimizing performance through period-specific sessions, by addressing weak points in skills, and by continuing to learn how to “play to our strengths and attack opposition weaknesses.”
  • Women’s Teams: Senior Women’s 1st XV, Senior Women’s 2nd XV
  • Men’s Teams: Senior Men’s 1st XV, Senior Men’s 2nd XV

Junior Programs

U18 – “Train to Compete”

  • The focus of this stage of development is on learning to perform in competition situations. This stage of development includes a focus on refining core technical skills (i.e. “getting better and better”), developing mental skills and developing decision-making skills. The focus of training is on using competition exercises to identify and address weak points in skills, as well as learn how to “read and react” to the situation.
  • Junior Women’s Team: U18 Women – Monday & Wednesday nights, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Junior Men’s Team: U18 Men – Monday & Wednesday nights, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

U14 & U16 Boys and U16 Girls – “Train to Train”

  • The focus of this stage of development is on continuing to develop the basic technical skills, as well as introducing basic tactical skills and mental skills (e.g. mental preparation, coping skills, etc.). The major focus of training is on learning the basics as opposed to competing.
  • Junior Women’s Team: U15 Women – Tues. and Thurs. nights, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Junior Men’s Teams: U14 and U16 Men – Mon. and Wed. nights, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Minor Development Program

U10, U12 – “Learn to Train” – Sat. 9:30 to 11:30am

  • The focus of this program is on learning fundamental rugby skills, such as passing, catching, running, kicking and tackling. The focus of training is on introducing core technical skills and developing coordination and fine motor control.
  • Coed

U8 – “FUNdamentals” – Sat. 9:30 to 10:45am

  • The focus of this program is on having fun while developing the ABCs of physical literacy – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Additionally, participants will learn how to “read” what is going on around them and make decisions during games. This program helps to build the foundation for skill development in any sport, while introducing participants to elements of the sport of rugby (e.g. rugby ball and basic contact skills, like rolling, falling and bumping).
  • Coed

About Rugby

Rugby is a full contact team sport, which originated in England in the early 19th century. Based on running with the ball in hand, it is played with an oval-shaped ball, outdoors on a level grass field. Rugby football has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearance in the 1860’s.

About Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the second largest city within the province of Ontario. Located in the Ottawa Valley in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, the city lies on the southern banks of the Ottawa River, a major waterway forming the local boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Ottawa is a large, multicultural city with the warmth and welcome of a smaller town. Here, you can delve into history, art, Canadian culture and politics. You can explore the diversity of Ottawa’s multicultural neighbourhoods and hunt for local and exotic treasures. And you can wander through the green and pastoral parks and visit the rural areas of the city. Come to Ottawa and experience Canada’s capital city.

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