The Foothills Lions men’s program has a long standing presence in the Okotoks and surrounding areas. In December 2009, Darcy Gallant continued what the Foothills Lions Alumni had started and re-launched what is currently our division 2 and 3 men’s teams. With strong up and coming players from local high school and area Rugby, as well as our U-17 team, our club will grow in talent and opportunity by expanding our men’s program to include a first division team over the next five years.
Men’s 3rd Division:
The pace of the game is less intense, as this division incorporates all skill levels and a range of ages for the men. This is an excellent division for young players who are starting out, and for veteran players who love rugby and want to stay active with the sport. The men’s division has a practice commitment once per week and the games are on Friday evenings either in Okotoks or at the Calgary Rugby Union. This division offers a great team dynamic with a chance to discover new skills as well as learn from the experience of others.
The Goals for the Men’s Division 3 program are:
- Learn new skills and
- stay current with the sport
Men’s Premier 2nd Division
This has been the division to strive for in the CRU over the past few years. There will be 13 teams fighting for 6 playoff spots. The speed of the games, knowledge of the players, and unity of the teams are noticeable. These are exciting games to be a part of and great entertainment for Rugby fans. The practice commitment is 1 to 2 times per week and the games are held either on Friday evenings or Saturdays.
The Goals for the Men’s Premier 2nd Division program are:
- Compete at a high level of Rugby