Q. Do I need to have played Rugby before?  

A. Muddy York RFC welcomes adult members of any age, with any level of play and experience.

Q. Don’t you need to be big to play Rugby? 

A. Rugby is a sport with positions suited to every “body type”. While the forwards are generally bigger, and the backs generally faster, there is a place for everyone on our team.

Q. Do I have to be gay to join? 

A. No. Muddy York RFC is open to all members regardless of sexual orientation.

Q. Is it too late to join? 

A. Never. Players join the team all season long. While the ideal time to join is in January, for our indoor ‘winter warmup’ practices, some student players are only available in the summer, and vice versa.

Q. What are the club dues? 

A. This year’s club dues are $450 for the year. Special consideration may be given to interested players who are on a limited budget.

Q. What are the winter practice dues? 

A. This year’s winter practice dues are $100. If you join the regular season after the winter practice, a $50 credit will be applied for the year.

Q. How long is the season? 

A. The season begins May 1 and goes to April 30 of the following year. Most games are played during the months of May to September, and we host practice inside during January to April.


Toronto Muddy York is a progressive, ALL-INCLUSIVE rugby club in the Greater Toronto Area providing the sport of rugby to the gay community and their friends. Established in 2003, we primarily compete against teams in the Toronto Rugby Union. We also travel for exhibition matches against other teams, and host our annual Beaver Bowl Tournament, when we invite other IGRAB (International Gay Rugby Association and Board) and regional clubs to join us in Toronto over the abour Day weekend.

Our name – Toronto Muddy York – is a tribute to the original name of our hometown. Our team colours – blue and yellow – come from both the City of Toronto’s coat of arms, and the Rugby School in Warwickshire, where the game was created in 1823. Blue symbolizes tradition, loyalty, unity and strength; while yellow symbolizes success, athletic achievements and joy.

We welcome members of all skill levels, from absolute novice to seasoned player. Participants benefit from a rewarding game that is not only physically challenging, but also fosters a profound sense of camaraderie both on and off the pitch. Why not join us at our next practice to see for yourself? Check our Calendar of Events or email vicepresident@muddyyork.ca to learn more.

Rugby is an international sport that is quickly enjoying an upsurge in interest from our community. The game is, after all, about diversity and collaboration. To succeed, teams need a variety of different physical skills, builds and abilities…so why not find yourself on Toronto’s rugby team that is meant for everyone?