June 13th, 2016

Grimsby Gentlemen Rugby Football Club Celebrating 40 Years

On June 18th, 2016 we are hosting the 40th anniversary of Grimsby Gentlemen Rugby and the Re-Grand opening of our clubhouse. We would like to invite you to join us for this historic day in Grimsby Rugby and share with you our newly completed clubhouse. After almost 15 years, many thousands of hours of volunteer and sponsor labour and approximately $100,000 of Ontario Trillium Foundation grants it is ready to host teams, community events and family parties. Our partners, the Town of Grimsby have contributed an incredible amount of support in completing the field work, water supply and countless other parts of this project.

It has become one of the best rugby facilities in the province and by far the best among small clubs, perhaps in the country.

Please come join us that day. We have a full slate of events scheduled:

  • 10:00am until noon: Flag rugby – An introduction to the game for boys and girls ages 4 to 15
  • Noon: Formal ribbon cutting and 40th Anniversary ceremony
  • 1:00pm to 2:00p: Under 18 girls game
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm: Over 35 men’s game – all alumni may suit up and play for a fee of $10
  • 3:00pm to 4:30pm: Men’s B division game vs. Wilmot
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm: after game celebrations with music by Phil Rose
  • 9:00pm to 1:00am: Craig Roberts Jumpin’ Jive Band

Please join us to see old friends, make some new ones, and become acquainted with the club.


Grimsby Gentlemen Rugby Football Club Awarded $66,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

GRIMSBY, ON (July 31, 2014) – The Grimsby Gentlemen Rugby Football Club is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $66,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The grant will enable the club to redo the roof, create home and visitor change rooms with showers, and finish off the main hall which will create a functional community space. Read more…


Click Here to Register for the 2016 Season

We have one team in the Niagara Rugby Union with a flag rugby division and a Under 18 Women’s team. We are looking for players of all ages and experience. Senior practices are Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6:30pm located at our clubhouse and rugby dedicated field at Alway Hall, 494 Ridge Road West, Grimsby Ontario.

Our Flag rugby program is for kids under 15, is associated with Niagara Flag Rugby and is in its sixth year. Practices are on Monday nights at 6:30 at Alway Hall and games are tournament style on six days around the Niagara Region. The cost for a shirt, coaching, and insurance is $90. Call Bill Stuart 905-945-9568 or James Vienneau 905-928-0911 or by email at jamesv22@hotmail.com.

Our women’s team will play in the Niagara Rugby Union with games on Wednesdays beginning in June. If you are interested in playing Under 18 Women’s rugby call James Vienneau 905-928-0911 for more details on the women’s team.

Follow the latest news from the President on his blog “A Hooligan’s Game.”