Rookie Rugby

Rookie Rugby (ages 2-9)


Rookie Rugby Friends & Family awards and BBQ this weekend!

At 12:30 this Saturday, August 18, Rookie Rugby players (ages 2-9) will be showcasing the skills they have been working on all summer long, and will be celebrating their achievements with awards and a fundraiser barbeque (Rookie kids eat for free).

Parents are encouraged to invite additional friends and family to cheer on their little rugby players and partake in the hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and snacks donated to us by Buis Beef, Sobeys and No Frills.  Kent Havoc wants to extend a big thanks out to these local businesses for their support!

After this Saturday we will no longer be getting together for the summer, however, the Kent Havoc hope to run a Rookie Rugby program during the school year, so please keep an eye on this website for more information.

And finally, I would personally like to thank our fantastic volunteers for an amazing job done this year.  Mike, thanks for all the time put in helping with administrative and coaching duties; Vanessa, Molly, Liam, and Simon for assistant coaching; Gen for watching baby Evelyn while I ran the program; Brodie for running the registration and attendance table and everyone else that had a hand in this year’s program.  Rookie Rugby would not have been as successful as it was without all the hard work and time you dedicated to the program.  Thank you all so much!


Kristin Buis

Kent Havoc Rookie Rugby program lead

And Rookie Rugby coach

Flag Rugby (ages 9-12)

At Flag Rugby, kids ages 9-12 can try running, passing, kicking and non-contact rugby set play. Practices run from 11:30-1:30 at the Havoc pitch (31 Lansdowne Ave, Chatham).


Kids are required to wear cleats and athletic clothes (no buttons or zippers) and a labeled water bottle for each practice.


Refunds for those that pre-registered for the weekly Flag program will be issued.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to seeing you on June 16th!

For more info…

Rookie Rugby: Kristin Buis at 

Flag Rugby: Mike Hildebrand at

FaceBoook page: Rookie Rugby (via Kristin Buis)



What is Rookie Rugby? (197)


2018 Program Information (222)


Player Information Form (142)


Havoc Rookie Waiver (167)


2017 Highlights

Havoc was very please with the success of its first ever summer Rookie Rugby program! Kids enjoyed 10 weeks of making friends, getting active, learning some cool rugby stuff and having fun!