Blog Posts

  • Oakfield Park to Host Family Highland Games in Honour of St Finan, 20 Feb 2022

    (08 Feb 2022 – Perth) The Lanark Highlanders will tap into their Scottish heritage as they celebrate an obscure Celtic saint on the Sunday of the Family Day long weekend. “In the old days, the highland men and women would come together in the winter to compete in feats of strength after which they would […]

  • Indoor Winter Rugby Training is Back in Lanark!

    (07 Feb 2022 – Perth) The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Football Club is back on the pitch and holding indoor training at Beckwith Recreation Complex on Sunday mornings until 24 April. U18, all genders, have the field from 10am, followed by the adults, all genders, from 11am until noon. “This is a great opportunity to leverage […]

  • Mini Highlanders Rugby Debuts in 2021

    2021 marked the beginning of the Lanark Highlanders mini rugby program. From July 6 to August 28, 48 athletes aged 5-12 learned how to play rugby at Oakfield Rugby Park. Our young Highlanders made new friends and represented the club at 2 EORU tournaments. We are so proud of how much our players learned this […]

  • Lanark Highlanders Show Their Drive: $3300 raised for Local Food Banks in #TackleHunger Campaign

    (Perth, 17 April, 2020) – Lanark County’s Rugby Club responded to the news that local food banks were in need of replenishment by collecting 345 lbs of food and raising $3300 in cash donations. Their week-long #TackleHunger campaign drew support from the rugby community locally, but was also supported by other clubs and players in […]

  • Be Bold: Play Rugby! Lanark Highlanders Launch Recruiting Campaign

    (Perth, ON) – The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Football Club has launched a media campaign to grow their membership in 2020, advertising free training for men, women, boys and girls. The club expansion coincides with the construction of a 20-acre training facility in Drummond Township, just East of Perth, due to open in July. “Lanark County […]

  • Rugby Ontario Introduces their Sport to 300 Lanark Co Students

    (Perth – 18 Jan 2020) On 14 and 15 January, 2020, Ryan Jones and Liam Spafford from Rugby Ontario, partnered with the coaching staff of the Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club, were invited to lead Physical Education classes in county schools. The team presented “Honda Rookie Rugby Training”, a non-contact, skill-development program designed to introduce rugby-based […]

  • “Try Rugby” Youth Session

  • Highlanders to bring Ryan Jones to Lanark Co High Schools, Jan 2020

    The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club is proud to introduce Ryan Jones, the development manager at Rugby Ontario, to a number of our schools in Lanark County. The Highlanders have invited Mr Jones to run “Honda Rookie Rugby Training” sessions at area high schools, supported by their own coaches and players, in efforts to grow the […]

  • Highlanders First Side defeats Carleton University Seconds in a Friendly (but Physical) Rugby Match

    (Perth, 19 September, 2019) – It was a contest that pitted youth against experience as the Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club’s men’s first team hosted the Carleton University men’s second team for a friendly match at Beckwith Park last night. The final result was a 45-12 victory for Lanark County. “It was a physical game, for […]

  • The Lanark Highlanders’ Spend a Day at the Fair

    (Perth, 09 Sep 2019) – Lanark County’s Rugby Club made a day of it at the County’s Harvest Festival held on Sunday at Beckwith Park. Having revived an old tradition at the fair, the Rugby Club showed up with a brand new, competition-grade tug of war rope. “When we scrum down, our biggest eight forwards […]

  • The Highlanders Issue Tug of War Challenge at the Lanark County Harvest Festival

    The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club will be attending the Fifth Annual Lanark County Harvest Festival at Beckwith Park this Sunday, 08 September, and they’ll be bringing their official 100’ Tug of War rope with them. “We thought we’d bring an old rural tradition back to the county fair,” says Toby Shannan, co-founder of the club. […]

  • Highlanders Place Third Overall in the Perth Demolition Derby

    The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club made a creditable showing in their first foray into the world of combat motorsports, finishing third in the mini class at the Perth Fair’s Demolition Derby last Saturday night. Long-time Highlander, Alex “Smallsie” Small was the man of the hour. He piloted the club-branded, 2001 Honda Civic through the first, […]