Frequently Asked Questions
It’s simple! Just show up for practice. When registration opens for the 2020 season we will link you to the Rugby Canada online registration site.
Usually indoor practices start up before registration opens, contact us regarding the team you wish to join and inquire about when and where the next practice is.
In order to play you must be registered. There are no exceptions.
You can register for 2020 senior level teams (both men and women) by clicking this link.
At Fletcher’s Fields, the premier rugby facility in Ontario. All our home matches (and many away ones, too) are played there played up in Markham at Fletcher’s. Since this is somewhat inconveniently located out of the city and not accessible by public transit, a meeting place is arranged in the city and we carpool up each game day. Nearly all matches are on Saturdays, with the odd Sunday or Wednesday evening.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:15 pm during the rugby season.
Where: The Nomads always train downtown somewhere accessible by transit. This year the Senior Teams are training at Oakwood Collegiate and the Junior Teams are training at Eglinton Flats. In Toronto, the city will not issue permits for field use before May 15th nor after Sept. 30th, which is a problem as pre-season rugby starts in April and the post-season runs into November.
E-mail the appropriate captain of your team for updates regarding where practices will take place outside of the May 15th – Sept. 30th window. Visit our Team pages for details.
Typically, we begin indoor training one night a week in February and then move outside mid-March. There are usually a few friendlies through April and the league season begins in mid-May.
The women’s league finishes at the end of August, while the men’s teams keep playing until the end of September, after which there is a cup competition running into November.
Junior sides (U18, U16, women U19) run a shorter season to avoid conflict with high school sports.
Matches are in July and August on Wednesday evenings.
Minis & under-14s play a less formal league consisting of Saturday tournaments — this can run from May to September as long as there are interested teams.
You can purchase any of the Toronto Nomads Gear (team shorts, sweatshirts, etc...) via our online store.
Please visit our Team pages for more information about any required gear for training.
Yes, we do! And we are happy to recruit all skill levels, ages, and genders — whether you’ve been playing for years or would like to try out a new sport, you can find a place with us.
We are an international club. Every year we get quite a few working holidayers who know rugby is a great way to get settled quickly and have fun.
In addition to our locally developed players, each season sees an increase in foreign-based players, predominantly from Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Other nationalities currently represented at the club include Argentina, France, USA, and Zimbabwe. Despite strong representation from traditional rugby power nations, the Nomads selection committee prides itself on merit rather than nationality.
The Nomads have provided an excellent introduction to Toronto life for people new to the city and country through their off-field social environment. Frequent visits to the pub after training and match-days, fundraising events throughout the season, and friendships built from within the club are just some of the social benefits the club has provided.
If you want to come over (or up, or down) and play some rugby, we’d love to have you. We’ll do what we can to help out with accommodation and work, but we cannot offer any guarantees in this area. Generally speaking, things will be much easier if you’re legal to work here. Reach out to us and we can take things from there!
- Subscription rates for the 2020 season were:
- Senior Men TBD
- Senior Women TBD
- University/College students TBD
- Juniors TBD
- Social Members $150
The Toronto Nomads have a long history from the beginning of the sport of rugby in Toronto. From their start in 1950 to the 5 senior level teams and a full set of junior level teams, we are a club of unity, inclusion and skill.