Rugby is growing in Ontario, and so are we!

May 9, 2015

Rugby is an amazing sport, full of passion, drive and physical prowess, but for some the full contact of the sport is too much. That’s why Muddy York is thrilled to offer monthly Flag Rugby games. Whether you are an experienced player, an alumni or someone who is still learning about the sport, this offers a fun and fulfilling way to be a part of the Muddy York RFC family.

Our monthly ‘flag/touch’ matches will take place on a Saturday when Muddy York isn’t scheduled to play a league game and will be followed by a traditional ‘third-half’ at our sponsor O’Grady’s on Church. As a part of the effort to grow the sport of rugby, the Toronto Rugby Union has announced its intention of starting a flag rugby league in 2016 – and we look forward to being a part of it.

Where: Jarvis CI
When: 3:30-5:30pm
Dates: June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 19


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?