We haven’t done a profile piece in a while, so here’s one on the Toronto Scottish Rugby Football Club, sent to us by Michael Loney, Communications Director …
Hello there! Founded in 1953, we are the Toronto Scottish Rugby Football Club (TSRFC). Operating three times a week during the April to October season in the downtown core, our current roster holds both male and female teams, and boasts over 100 current Canadian and British players alike.
When counting our alumni, friends, and business/sponsor numbers, our network literally connects thousands of people. Whether you’re looking for a social outlet or some seriously good rugby, we support five teams combined, four of which play in the best possible division in the province. While TSRFC certainly can’t guarantee work or quarters, we will certainly do our due diligence to help.
Once you’re part of the Club, you’re family, and that’s exactly how you’ll be treated. If you’re concerned about costs, a payment plan is very possible after a one-time, up-front percentage fee. We even have a guy who gets us discounted boots!
Excluding indoor training locations which vary from season to season in the late winter, practice times are consistently 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., conveniently situated at either Sunnybrook Park at Leslie and Eglinton, or North Toronto Collegiate Institute (NTCI) at Yonge and Eglinton.
Our sponsors include the Globe and Mail and the incredible Duke Pubs chain. We regularly attend the Duke of Kent at Yonge and Eglinton on Thursday evenings after training, so if you just want to get your feet wet to see what we’re all about, you’re more than welcome to join us in the upstairs area around 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The Duke of York and Duke of Devon are also no strangers to us, but we usually reserve those for special events. Regardless of your intention (unless it’s to mock us!) visit our website at www.torontoscottish.ca for more information, including training and game fixtures and maps, as well as the social happenings and specific contacts for each part of the Club.
We look forward to seeing you soon!