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

Lions Roar Auction 2020

Thrilled to announce the Eastide Lions Youth Rugby “LIONS ROAR AUCTION 2020” is taking place on Saturday, 14th March, 2020. This year the auction will take place at Mercer Island Community Center from 6.30pm. The annual auction is the main fundraiser for our club, all proceeds from which go to supporting our youth players. It…

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Training start dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet the teams and try for free

High school and Under 14 boys and Girls teams start at Newport High school on Tuesday 7th January 6-8pm. Under 12 (Co-ed) starts at Hidden Valley Sports Park field 1 on 4th February 5.30-7pm Under 10 and Under 8 (Co-ed) start at Hidden Valley Sports Park field 1 on 18th February from 5.30-7pm.

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2020 Registration now open

Thrilled that registration for the 2020 season is now open. We have an exciting season planned and we’re eager to get practices started for all age groups. New for this season are – The addition of a High School and U14 Girls team – Pre-season Sunday Clinics. If you are new and want to try…

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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. From September through to November you can find out for yourself.

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.

Research Says Young Athletes Need More Than Just Practice To Succeed

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

However, many athletes never quite cross the 10,000 hour finish line, and have used the scapegoat reason, “I just didn’t have enough time to commit to the sport.”

First Ever Adult League Game

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

Starting this spring, we are excited to add an adult league to the Mt Hood Soccer club…

New player registration now open

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

Congratulations to Team Awesome for winning the Junior Rec League championship…

The Lions youth rugby team celebrating a win.

Benefits of Rugby

By Eastside Lions Rugby | October 10, 2017

Spring registration is now open for Youth, Junior Rec, Junior Competitive, and Adult leagues…