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Are you a parent looking for an affordable, fun sport for your child to play  that doesn’t conflict with family plans during the summer months?  Look no further than the Ottawa Indians Mini’s program.

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Ottawa Indians Rugby Football ClubThe Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club is a community oriented rugby club, based out of the West End of Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada. The Ottawa Indians offer several programs that range from mini rugby for kids, junior competitive rugby for high school ages and premier competitive programs for senior men and women. The Ottawa Indians welcome people from all backgrounds and diversity for our social and competitive teams. The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club is a non-profit organization that is committed to developing the growth of rugby in Ottawa and in Eastern Ontario, from grassroots to high level competition.

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club

provides its players with a great opportunity to learn, develop, and refine rugby skills and leadership from top level qualified coaches. The coaches main priority is to create a positive environment where to grow the club and the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union programs by providing all the players with engaging and motivating instruction.

Established in 1962, the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club have been part of the Ottawa community by coaching in local high schools, by participating in the Ottawa’s Annual Spring Clean Up, and with some of our social events supporting charities such as the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

The club is named after the actual Ottawa Indians tribe, which traces their origins to the Ottawa River area, although through many forced migrations now live in Oklahoma.

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, 2012.

History of the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club was founded in 1962 (yes this year – 2012 – is our 50th anniversary) after a split from the Ottawa Beavers. This split was coordinated to increase the number of clubs playing in the Ottawa area.

At the time the Beavers had to travel to Montreal and Toronto to play all of their games. As such the Beavers and ourselves are the two oldest clubs in Ottawa and still get along quite well off the pitch (on the pitch is a different matter).

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club today

This brings us to today. Currently the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club runs two senior men’s teams, one senior women’s team, and the U16/U18 junior boys and varsity junior women.

Additionally the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club youth program has teams for all ages such as U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14.

To all returning and new club members

Online registration is now available at the link below

Registration Link

Alternatively you can get registration information on the registration page here, where there is also a step-by-step document provided.  Please consult this document for any questions prior to contacting the registrar.

Registration Page

Any questions can be sent to Dawn Atkinson at registrar.indiansrugby@gmail.com

Thanks and welcome to the 2015 season

OIRFC Executive

* Please note the change in time from 10 am to 11am.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kanata Rugby Academy registration will be held this Sunday 15 February 2015 at our club sponsor D’Arcy McGees – Kanata, 655 Terry Fox Drive,  from 11am – 1pm.

If you are unable to attend this event don’t worry we wont turn you away. Registration will still be available at the first session 1 March 2015 at the Bell Sensplex 8-10pm.

At this time online registration is not available as the executive are currently testing the system and ensuring that bugs are worked out prior to opening access to the club membership at large.  We thank you for your patience.

Any questions can be sent to indiansrugby@gmail.com


The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to congratulate and support all our players who represent the Province of Ontario or are selected to various National Level camps or teams. Recently two of our own junior players have been selected to attend a National U17 training camp which is the trial for 2016’s National U18 program. these two, outstanding players, are Craig Dawe and Myles Donoghue. Please read their Biographies below and extend to them your well wishes and support via our Facebook page.
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The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to extend an invitation to our 10th annual trivia night entitled “Can I ask you a trivial question?”

The event is being held at the following time and location:

Sat. Feb. 21st, 2015 @7:30pm
D’ARCY McGEE’S – Kanata(655 Terry Fox Dr.)
$10/Person (Raffle Tickets available)

Thanks again to Andrew McKee for organizing and the team at D’Arcy McGee’s – Kanata for being the gracious hosts of one of our biggest events of the year.


Registration for 2015 season and Kanata Rugby Academy

December 8, 2014

To all current and potential members, Please note that Rugby Canada has decided to move to a different online platform for registrations for the 2015 season.  As a result the current online system will not be useable.  Until such time as Rugby Canada provide the club executive with information regarding the new processes no registrations […]

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Club AGM – Saturday 8 November 2014

November 4, 2014

To all club members/Parents This is a notification that this year’s OIRFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at Twin Elm Rugby Park, Richmond, Ontario, at 10:00 A.M.  Our annual Phil McDonald Classic / Men’s Over-Under grudge match will follow.

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Two Indians Players invited to Canada U17 East development camp

September 22, 2014

The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to take this time to give a huge congratulations to Myles Donoghue and Craig Dawe (of our U16 program) for their selection to the Canada u17 East development camp this past weekend in Guelph.  There were a total of 39 players (27 from Ontario) that went to this development […]

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Elizabeth (Lizzy) Matzinger selected for National Championship Festival!

July 22, 2014

About 6 weeks ago one of our Junior U18 Women Players, Lizzy Matzinger, was long listed for Team Ontario U18. The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to send out enthusiastic congratulations to Lizzy  who has now been short listed and selected to travel with Team Ontario to Calgary, Alberta at the beginning of August to […]

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2014 Schedule

April 18, 2014

The new 2014 Schedule for both Men and Women is available at the following link Fixtures and Results

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Ottawa Indians RFC player gets national team exposure

February 13, 2014

Two weeks ago Ottawa Indians RFC member Conor Mullen was selected on the bench for team Canada U20 in a match against U BC.  To go one better this past Saturday night at Westhills Stadium and the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence, Conor started as hooker for the same Canada U20 team against U Vic Vikes. […]

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New Official Suppliers

January 12, 2014

The Ottawa Indians RFC are happy to announce a new beneficial 3 year club kit and equipment deal through Black Sky Sports. For the next three years the Ottawa Indians at all levels will be sporting/using: Samurai Rugby Wear Jerseys, Shorts and Socks Rhino Rugby balls and equipment X-Blades Boots

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Congratulations are in order!!!!

January 12, 2014

The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew McMaster on his most recent, Rugby Canada, Match Official of the year award. Mr. McMaster has been a long serving member of the Eastern Ontario Rugby Referee’s Society. He has always ref’d our matches with professionalism and a balanced approach, It is […]

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Ottawa Indians RFC vs. Club de rugby de Quebec

January 11, 2014

Video of the Super Ligue 2012 game between Ottawa Indians RFC and Club de rugby de Quebec played at Twin Elm, July 7, 2012.

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