The Eastside Lions Rugby Club - Home of Youth Rugby on the Seattle East Side

Want to try Rugby or return to practice?

With no club fee's this year, free rugby balls for new players, and free kit for all 2020 players, it is easier than ever to start to play Rugby. Find out more on our registration page.

Can you donate a little time to the Lions?

Eastside Lions is 100% volunteer based and each year we encourage parents, plus older players, to step forward to take on roles to keep the club successful. Currently we have a number of roles at each team level (operations, assistant coaches, weekly match tasks), plus we are looking for volunteers to run the club marketing…

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Plenty to celebrate from this weeks fixtures.

Click for more photos from the Under 14 vs Rainier, plus Junior Varsity and Varsity matches against Liberty on 8th May.

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2021 club schedule

New players you can try rugby for free. Just turn up ready to train to the practice time for your age group. Find out more here.

Existing players please update your availability in TeamSnap.

Your Home Team

We have multiple boys and girls teams catering for grades 1-12, and serve more than 160 players from the Greater Eastside area.

The Eastside Lions Youth Rugby covers Clyde Hill, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish, Bothell and Snohomish

Our sister club, The Mountain Lions, covers Issaquah, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City, , Carnation, Preston, and Duvall areas.

We play 15's format in the Winter and Spring and 7's format in the Summer.

Why Join Eastside Lions?

We have a proud history of mentoring and developing character, sportsmanship and teamwork in young athletes through the wonderful game of rugby.

Our coaches are USA Rugby Certified. Many hail from some of the most respected rugby-playing nations across the world where they played and coached rugby at all levels. We take our mission seriously, and so you'll see our coaches spend many long hours on a dark rainy night passionately imparting their knowledge to unlock the potential in each and every boy or girl.

Girls Rugby

We are committed to building the best high school girls rugby program in the state of Washington. Our High School program has been very successful in developing our girls into great rugby players with great team spirit and an exceptionally strong team bond. Come along to one of our practices to see the great atmosphere, team spirit and fun that our girls team is known for. Learn more from these links:

5 Reasons Why Women Should Play Rugby

7 Reasons Why You Should Play Women's Rugby

Why Women Should Play Rugby

New To Rugby?

Rugby is played throughout the world by men and women, boys and girls. There are over 6.6million players across 120 countries participating in rugby on a regular basis.

Players are attracted to Rugby because of its unique character-building values.

Our sport is built upon the principles of camaraderie, fair play, respect and teamwork. Every player knows these principles are more important than winning or losing.

From the earliest steps in our sport, players are taught the basics of playing fair, enjoying the game and respecting the officials and opponents alike.

Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in the nation. It is a fantastic sport for children, bringing many physical and social benefits, including increased confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline, as well as enjoyable physical exercise as part of a team

Often described as a combination of football and soccer, it offers countless physical benefits to the players such as improvements in hand-eye coordination, strength, flexibility, endurance and confidence. Come join our training on Tuesday or Thursday evenings to find out for yourself.