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

For the health and safety of players and their families, Rugby Washington have cancelled the Spring 2020 season. USA Rugby has also cancelled all Spring competitions. The Eastside Lions Youth Rugby coaches and board are working through options however we will post recommendations on how our players can keep active while under lockdown here, on Instagram and Facebook. Stay safe and please look out for further information shortly.

3 tips for players to stay active during the corona virus pandemic

Hopefully everyone is hunkered down at home and staying safe. Over this period we are asking our coaches and rugby community to share exercise plans and activities to keep our players motivated. To get started here are three… Tip One: 30 minutes a day – Agree an exercise routine that includes at least 30 minutes…

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Rugby Washington confirmed Spring Season Cancelled

For the health and safety of players and their families, Rugby Washington have cancelled the Spring 2020 season. USA Rugby has also cancelled all Spring competitions. The Eastside Lions Youth Rugby coaches and board are working through options however we will post recommendations on how our players can keep active while under lockdown. Stay safe and…

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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.

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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.

Need inspiration over the summer? Check out our Instagram

By Eastside Lions Rugby | June 23, 2019

Now that the season is over follow Eastsidelionsrugby on Instagram for Rugby inspiration and ways to better your game over the summer.    

Eastside Lions go Top 5 in High School clubs and reach the finals of USA high school Nationals

By Eastside Lions Rugby | May 12, 2019

Congratulations to the Eastside Lions Varsity team on the many achievements this season.

Congrats – The under 14’s maintained an unbeaten record for the season

By henryw | May 12, 2019

Great Rugby, great team, great photo. Well done to all of you.  

Success for Lions & Chuckanut

By Eastside Lions Rugby | March 24, 2019

Successful day for all teams from Eastside Lions Youth Rugby making the journey to Chuckanut. Great weather, support, rugby and sportsmanship. No wonder Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the US.

How can you get involved?

By Eastside Lions Rugby | January 20, 2019

There are many ways you can be involved in the club to help it thrive, with the advantage that you are likely to develop some great friendships.  This year our challenge is to volunteer five hours. It can be from player recruitment to showing us your BBQ skills. Go to the registration page to find…

Benefits of Rugby

By Eastside Lions Rugby | December 12, 2018

It’s a Big Game – Of Respect! Rugby is attractive for many because of its unique character-building values. The sport is built upon the principles of camaraderie, fair play, respect and teamwork. Come and find out for yourself by visiting the registration page.

The Lions youth rugby team celebrating a win.

2019 registration is open

By Eastside Lions Rugby | December 12, 2018

With the rugby season only weeks away and some pre-season sessions being planned, now is a great time to register for Lions. If you are new to Rugby or returning you are all more than welcome. Just visit the registration page.

10 Ways You’re Causing Your Child Sport-Induced Stress

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

Sports can be fun, but for many children, sports can be extremely stressful.

Communicate Instantly and Get Real-Time Game Updates with TeamSnap Live!

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

We’re thrilled today to take the wraps off an exciting new feature that will change the way you interact with TeamSnap. TeamSnap Live!

Coaching With a Purpose: Mixing Mental Lessons With Physical Ones

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

In just the last two decades, coaches are finally realizing the tremendous impact they can have on their win/loss record and the respect of their athletes by coaching the mental game.