skip navigation


Our mission at Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club, is to promote an enriching environment where rugby can be played and the culture enjoyed by all ages and backgrounds, regardless of gender or ability, through active volunteerism & membership participation within the Club and community.

COVID-19 Update - May 8th

May 8th 2020.

Hamilton Hornets RFC Statement

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Club Executive Committee we hope you are all staying safe, keeping healthy and maintaining good spirits in these most unusual circumstances.

As you know, we ceased all rugby activities on March 13th in accordance with Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and Governmental Public Health directives. Since then, the suspension has been extended indefinitely and the City of Hamilton has closed its playing fields until at least May 25th. However, behind the scenes, contingency planning continues in the hope that we will salvage something of our 2020 season. How a reshuffled, shortened season would work, or what the impact would be on our clubhouse activities is still to be revealed, but planning and mitigation towards maintaining our club’s viability is being worked on.

Our organization will continue to follow the directives and guidelines laid out by our union and government and as these changes we will adapt to the new normal. All of our planned social activities have been cancelled or postponed and our AGM which according to our by-laws is to be held by June 25th 2020, is in jeopardy and will also be postponed. We plan to hold this a minimum of 30 days after the ‘lockdown’ guidance has been lifted, this will allow nominations for any of the open positions and to formalize voting, depending on whether a meeting can take place in person. Further information will be sent out as we know more.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our extended Hornet family that are essential workers. Thank you for your courage and commitment to our communities, you are so amazing!

Hamilton Hornets RFC

Welcome to the Hamilton Hornets RFC

We are dedicated to providing all players with a safe, fun and challenging environment.

We accept players from the age of five, boys and girls, of all shapes and sizes, no experience required.

Rugby is a game that teaches camaraderie, respect, courage and discipline. We are committed to providing a program for all players to develop both their rugby skills to the highest degree and their love of the game of rugby.

Interested in playing, contact us!


Hamilton Hornets RFC are the 2019 Abercarn Cup Winners!

2019 Abercarn Cup Winners

Hornets Senior Men win Rugby Ontario GEE GAGE CUP. Thanks to Balmy Bech for lending a kit.

Abercarn Cup Winning Team, 2013

Hornets Gear, Online Store

Get your official off-field supporter wear here. No duties!

REGISTRATION for 2020 Season is now OPEN.

Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird Discount! Only available until April 30th, 2020. New Members Welcome.

Canadian Rugby Foundation

In order to sustain, improve and grow the opportunities afforded by our programs and in partnership with The Canadian Rugby Foundation we have created The Hamilton Hornets Rugby Fund. This will provide us with the ability to utilize funds for capital projects as well as an endowment fund to assist with scholarships, hardship programs, youth, coach and referee development and high-performance player assistance.

Please give generously to either a one time or recurring donation to The Hamilton Hornets Rugby Fund and you will be helping to create a legacy for Hamilton Rugby while receiving a charitable tax receipt from The Canadian Rugby Foundation.

Donate to the fund by choosing The Hamilton Hornets Rugby Fund from the fund dropdown list.

CLICK HERE to donate

Limited edition Hornets T-Shirts available. All profits goes to the Dr Bob Kemp Hospice, an incredible organization that has been providing palliative care in our community for 25 years. At $20.00 each with sizes from XS to 2XL availailable.  Contact Us t

Limited edition Hornets T-Shirts. All profits goes to the Dr Bob Kemp Hospice, an incredible organization that has been providing palliative care in our community for 25 years. At $20.00 each with sizes from XS to 2XL availailable. Contact Us to purchase

Shop and Support the Hamilton Hornets

FlipGive, Great Savings for Hornets, Family, and Friends.
FlipGive is a free cash back site for the Hamilton Hornets RFC. You can earn various discounts on your purchases, our club earns cashback every time you shop online from brands like Under Armour, BioSteel, Old Navy, Sport Chek, Walmart and hundreds more. Funds raised will help to pay for things like equipment, referees, trainers, field rentals and more. Go to our store and start shopping [click here].
Share with all you friends to help support Hamilton Hornets!

Sixty-Six Years of Rugby in Hamilton

Our Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.  Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact anyone of the executive here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsored by Brian Martinson Real Estate

Brian Martinson Real Estate

Visit Website

Official Realtor of the Hamilton Hornets. Support in finding the Hamilton Hornets a new Home.  Thanks for the continued assistance!

Sponsored by Hendry's Barbershop

Hendry's Barbershop

Visit Website

Official Barbershop for the Hamilton Hornets RFC.  Also has a bar, so you can enjoy a pint while you wait, or just meet up with a group of friends for a social pint!

Sponsored by Pheasant Plucker

Pheasant Plucker

Visit Website

Official Bar and Meeting Location for the Hamilton Hornets.  Great food, great staff, excellent beer.

Sponsored by Alves Meats

Alves Meats

Visit Website

With authentic recipes and on site production we believe our product to be one of a kind!

Sponsored by City of Hamilton

City of Hamilton

Visit Website

The official city of the Hamilton Hornets RFC. The best place to live, work and play...Rugby!

Sponsored by Shawn & Ed Brewing Company

Shawn & Ed Brewing Company

Visit Website

The official beer of the Hamilton Hornets.  Available on tap at the clubhouse.

Sponsored by Haldibrook Home Inspections

Haldibrook Home Inspections

Visit Website

Official Home Inspector of the Hamilton Hornets. The goal at Haldibrook Home Inspection is to help you the client make an informed decision on purchasing the home.

Community Outreach and Rookie Rugby PA Day Sponsors

We wish to thank the following donors for their time and financial contribution in support of the Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club in bringing Rookie Rugby to children and youth within Hamilton. Rugby is a sport that touches on all aspects of physical literacy.  An active lifestyle leads to a healthier community. 

Gilbert Rugby Canada

McMaster Athletes Care

McMaster Athletics & Recreation

McMaster Bachelors Of Health Sciences Faculty

McMaster Rugby Teams

Rugby Ontario 

Looking for Sponsors

If you can help with sponsoring our club, we'd love to work with you.  Please contact Tom Edwards.

Stay Informed, Join the Mail List

Email Address:
First Name:
Last Name: