A Brief History of SAC Rugby

Playing rugby at SAC makes you part of a proud and successful tradition dating back 50 years...

Playing rugby at SAC makes you part of a proud and successful tradition dating back 49 years. Beginning in Middle School, our U13 squad sets the stage with a wide open, fast running 7's league, while the U14 squad develops basic knowledge of the 10-a-side game, essential skills, and loads of fun: In either case no-one gets cut and everyone plays.

In the Upper School, the U16 team introduces players to competitive rugby with an emphasis on skill development, positional and support play. The hope is that a core group of U16 players will fall in love with this most demanding and exciting of games and will play summer rugby with one of Ontario's many excellent clubs or provincial teams.

By the 1st Team level we are looking to develop decision making and tactical skills to produce a provincially competitive team. With 21 Championship seasons in the past 52 years and regular appearances at OFSAA, our record is a testament to both the program and the commitment of the players who have come through it.
Many of our players go on to play club, university and provincial rugby, with a few rising to even loftier heights. Something to aim for... Where do you want to take yourself?

YEAREVENTCOACHES
1964Courtenay Stoate founds Rugby at SACC. Stoate
1967Ontario 7's ChampionsC. Stoate
1968Ontario 7's ChampionsC. Stoate
1969Ontario 7's ChampionsC. Stoate and J. R, Coulter
1972ISL 7's ChampionsC. Stoate
1973ISAA 7's ChampionsG. Smith and L. Pitman
1974GBSSAA ChampionsG. Smith and L. Pitman
1976ISAA 15's Co-ChampionsG. Smith
1980ISAA ChampionsG. Smith and J. Clements
1990ISAA undefeated ChampionsS. Swan and S. Harper
1993ISAA undefeated ChampionsS. Swan
1996CISAA ChampionsS. Swan and J. MacMillan '90
1997YRAA and OFSAA ChampionsS. Swan and J. MacMillan '90
1999YRAA ChampionsS. Swan and J. P. LaMarche '96
2000YRAA ChampionsS. Swan and J. P. LaMarche '96
2002CAIS National Tournament ChampionsS. Swan and M. Newton '97
2003CISAA Co-Champions and CAIS ChampionsJ. Butcher and G. Shields
2004CISAA ChampionsJ. Butcher and G. Shields
2006CAIS National Tournament ChampionsJ. Butcher and G. Shields
2007CISAA and CAIS ChampionsJ. Butcher and G. Shields
2011CAIS/SEAL National Tournament ChampionsJ. Butcher and G. Shields
2012CAIS National Tournament & CISAA ChampionsJ. Butcher, G. Shields & E. Cumming '06
2013CISAA ChampionsJ. Butcher, G. Shields
2018CISAA ChampionsJ. Butcher, K. Fraser-Shoemaker
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