Come to the Highlands! – The Lanark Highlanders Offer Free Social Memberships until Sep 2020.

The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club is undergoing a major expansion in this, its 15th year, and is welcoming new and former members to swell its ranks. To that end, club leadership has announced that social memberships are free for a year.

“Players are always wanted, of course, but so are coaches, match officials, boosters, fans, sponsors – we’ll take anyone who shares our spirit,” according to club president, Dan Drummond. As the club develops Lanark County’s first rugby park – a 20 acre, million dollar project that will see a four-field facility and club house created between Perth and Franktown – the organisation wants to grow its membership base, field new teams, and welcome players and non-players of all ages and genders.

“We started out with just a couple of guys – literally, just two guys,” says Drummond, “and grew a team which has developed a strong, winning tradition. Now we want to become a regional centre of excellence for rugby development.”

With two Eastern Ontario Rugby Union Division One championships to its credit, and one international tournament championship trophy on the mantelpiece, the Highlanders have an expansionist vision. This year, the club added a new U17 Women’s team in addition to fielding a men’s side and an old boys’ team, “which hasn’t lost a game in more than five years,” adds Drummond.

“That’s all well and good, but the Highlanders need a women’s team and a U17 Boy’s squad and a second men’s side – and that’s just for starters,” says club head coach TeKapua Rewi. The New Zealander is also the assistant coach to the Ontario U18 Men’s team which placed second in Canada at the national competition this summer. “We have tremendous natural talent in Lanark County for this sport,” says Rewi. “There is something in the water I guess.”

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Perth Fair

Come and join the Highlanders at the Perth Fair this weekend. We will be in the crowd sporting our new club logo and cheering on our own Alex Small & Jamie Smith in the Demolition Derby.

Winter Training

Lanark Highlanders winter training begins tonight at the Beckwith Fieldhouse. These are open training sessions for anyone interested in rugby. Sessions run every Monday thru mid April from 9pm – 10pm. There is a $10 drop in fee or $60 for all sessions, which becomes a refundable deposit if you register as a full club member for the summer.

2018 Jersey Unveiling

Join us at 4 Degrees Brewing (275 Brockville St, Smiths Falls) on Saturday June 23rd from 3pm as your Lanark Highlanders RFC unveil their New Jersey’s for 2018.
We will be doing a quick presentation at 4pm.. join the Highlanders team & family with yours for a great afternoon

A big thanks to all of our Sponsors: 4 Degrees Brewing, Flying Canoe Hard Cider, Media Mall, Regional Plumbing, Stoneworks, Uniglass plus Ziebart Perth & Jess Don Dunford Ltd.

Home Season Kick-Off – June 2nd 6:00PM Beckwith Park

After a long winter of Training it is time for the Highlanders to start their 2018 home campaign against long standing rival the Brockville Privateers. This game is to be played at Beckwith Park with a Kickoff this Saturday night June 2nd @ 6:00PM. Come out and support the Highlanders or come and join us for the 3rd Half at club sponsor 4 Degrees Brewing 275 Brockville St, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4Z6

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New website

Welcome to the new website for the Lanark Highlanders RFC.

The Lanark Highlanders RFC began in 2004 as a few friends who were passionate about rugby, took it on themselves to form a squad to compete in the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union (EORU). We started with 2 rugby balls & 6 guys on a cold spring evening at the Perth Fairgrounds… fast forward a few years, and the Highlanders are now a very competitive team in the Mens 1st Division of the EORU . Finalists in 2017 and 2016, with the highlight of being 2015 champions. Tradition runs deep within our ranks, and we are continually looking to develop and grow rugby in our area, with your help moving forward.