2024 Season Opener

We began our 2024 season with three big wins from all Assassins teams!

The Men’s Div 2 kicked off their season against the Wanderers in slippery conditions. With a good mix of newcomers and experienced veterans leading the way, the men pushed through to the end and secured the win! Player of the Match goes to Dustin “Dojack” Jackson!

The women faced a challenging Wasps team to kick off their season. With lots of new faces, some last-minute shuffling in the lineup, and a legendary alumni coming in from Regina, they fought their way to victory! Forward of the Match goes to Grace McKay and Back of the Match goes to Gracynn DesChamps.

The Men’s Premier team began their season against the Wasps. With many veterans on the team, they executed their practice strategies well, outran the Wasps, and pushed through their defence to solidify the win! Player of the Match goes to Tyrul Loewen.

Assassins Trivia Night!

Trivia night is coming up in a couple weeks so don’t forget to signup your team!

Bring your friends, family or coworkers! Don’t have a team but you still want to participate? Contact us and we can add you onto a team where YOU could make a difference!

You definitely don’t want to miss out on a fun filled night.

Contact Brenna at mcnultybrenna@gmail.com to sign up!

Club Update – February 2024

The Assassins RFC has had a busy few months organizing for the upcoming spring youth rugby season. One of the main priorities for the club is to introduce kids to the game we all love, and historically, a big focus for the Assassin’s is to grow the game at the high school level. These high school kids are who feed into the senior program, and have helped our amazing club thrive over the last 57 years. The Assassin’s RFC is actively running programs at a considerable number of Winnipeg high schools for the 2024 season. These include: Dakota Collegiate, Windsor Park Collegiate, St. John’s, Murdoch, Glenlawn, CJS and Churchill. There is also the exciting prospect of a brand new program at Pembina Trails Collegiate via one of our players teaching there, as well as the possibility of a new program in Ile des Chênes!

The backbone of the Assassin’s senior program, since the mid 2000’s, has been the programs at Churchill, Glenlawn and CJS. They have been the club’s strongest teams, meaning these schools traditionally have fared very well in the high school leagues winning numerous championships. This has led to a large contingent of our current athletes being graduates of these programs, and continuing to pursue the sport as part of the Assassin’s family and as lifelong rugby participants. Since the pandemic, high school rugby has been the hardest hit, and these programs have been difficult to recover. Many club members are alumni of these schools and are committed to volunteering their time to get these programs running again, and to attract a new batch of future Assassins. Throughout January/February, we have been hosting Try Rugby days with the goal of building interest in rugby at these schools before practices officially begin to be run in mid- March. Competing with other more popular sports in North America such as basketball and soccer, it’s hard to come across gym time to get an earlier start! We were able to run a successful day at Glenlawn on Friday January 26, which is a school we haven’t had a program in for the past season. The session saw 8 club members volunteer their time for the 18 student athletes who attended. An encouraging session, with the school having a particularly strong group of athletes, both female and male and they are excited to learn rugby, and have a great season for the school. The next Try Rugby day is taking place at CJS on Tuesday February 20th and one at Churchill likely to follow in February/March.

The club is also bringing back the Assassins RFC High School Academy Day scheduled for Saturday April 20th, 2024. This day provides all the students involved in high school programs the Assassins are coaching in, some preseason games to get ready for the high school season starting April/early May. Every year each school always has players new to the sport so this extra game time is important. The theme of the day has always been these are your high school opponents, but in the future these will be your Assassin teammates! We always appreciate the support of our wider Assassin community, so If you are interested in helping with some coaching or being involved in any of the events mentioned above, please contact any club member or reach out to our youth development coordinator at brendankowal@gmail.com

Indoor Training Sessions

Until the snow melts, Assassins are practicing indoors! Join us for our upcoming training sessions.

All are welcome!

Friday, February 9 at 8:45PM @ 700 Leila Ave
wednesday, march 20 at 8:30PM @ u of w Axworthy Health & RecPlex
wednesday, march 27 at 8:30PM @ u of w Axworthy Health & RecPlex
wednesday, april 3 at 8:30PM @ u of w Axworthy Health & RecPlex
  • Free for new players!
  • $10/session
    • E-transfers can be made to mcnultybrenna@gmail.com
    • Please specify you’re paying for indoor training.

Congrats Team Canada Blue!

Huge congrats to Team Canada Blue who received a silver medal at the World Police & Fire Games!

With the help of coach Jarett McLaughlin, these ladies competed in a hard-fought final against the women from Australia, coming up short by just one try.

Congratulations Assassins: Brittany Devloo, Lauren Greschuk, Daphne Pili, and Lesley Schiller.

Sponsorship Spotlight: The PAL Group!

PAL has been the longest-running supporter of the Assassins RFC. Year after year, PAL Founder and President, Jack McLaughlin shows our club incredible generosity!

The Pal Group is your number-one source for all things PACKAGING. They are dedicated to giving you the very best industrial, and food packaging equipment and supplies, focusing on customer service, quality products, and competitive pricing.

Thank you PAL!

Check out PAL’s website to learn more!

Trivia Night!

Have a few friends that you think are pretty good at trivia or just want a night out with friends? Look no further and join the Assassins RFC at Saddlery on Market for 6 rounds of some fun trivia as we host Trivia Night on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 PM.

There will be prizes for the winning team! Raffle prizes and 50/50 throughout the night as well! Food and Drink Specials are provided by Saddlery on Market.

Teams of 6-8 people (max 10). $20 per person.

Contact Brenna McNulty or Cam Bouchard at social@assassinsrugby.com to sign up now!