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Recent Youth Development Division News

3 Members called into USA u20 Men's Team Camp

By Craig Brown 05/01/2019, 1:45pm PDT

3 Members called into USA u20 Men's Team Camp

Chuckanut Bay is proud to announce that long-time members Cole Semu, Jack Wendling and Alex Cleary have been invited to the USA U20 Men’s Rugby team selection Camp. The camp will take place in May 2019 and will provide each athlete an opportunity to be selected to play Canada in June. This match to be held at Shawnigan Lake, BC will be for the North American qualifier of the Junior World Trophy to be held in Brazil this July.

To support our long time members, Chuckanut Bay has received this generous gift from our club supporter, Dave Miller. Dave and his family own a vacation home on the Oregon Coast and has gifted to us for a raffle in support of these athletes. For just $20 you can enter to win an incredible stay for five nights on the Oregon Coast.

Following is the athlete profiles, please click here to support these fine young men pursue their dream.

Alex Cleary (right)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 7, Grade 6-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 3 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 15s tour to Ireland
  • USA Rugby High School All American: 15s & 7s
  • USA Youth Olympic Team: Captain 7s
  • Current Club: Central Washington University
  • College Major: probably Psychology
  • What I want to be when I grow up: Sports psychologist and rugby coach


Cole Semu (center)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 6, Grade 7-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 4 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 15s tour to Ireland, 7s National Tournament
  • Current Club: Brigham Young University
  • College Major: Civil Engineering
  • What I want to do when I grow up: Work in environmental protection


Jack Wendling (left)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 13, Grade K-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 3 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 3 years
  • USA High School All American: 1 year
  • USA U20’s: 2018
  • Current Club: Central Washington University
  • College Major: Construction Management
  • What I want to do when I grow up: Professional rugby player, national team member, construction management


About Chuckanut Bay

The Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club was founded in 1973 after a group of recent Western Washington University graduates realized that they couldn't play as Western students. They formed the club and established the Geoducks as the team mascot because of it’s history as the most dangerous bi-valve in the Pacific Northwest. The founders picked Columbia Blue (traditional WWU color) and orange (traditional hue of a Chuckanut Bay sunset) as the team colors.

In 2003 the club incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and focused on growing rugby for kids in addition to the adult teams.

Today, the club offers rugby for both boys and girls of all abilities in grades K-3 flag rugby and grades 4-12 contact rugby in addition to our women and men's teams.

The mission is to develop the sport of rugby across all levels, providing opportunities for recreation and competitive rugby. Chuckanut Bay is committed to providing a positive atmosphere where athletes, families, and fans can come and enjoy the spirit of competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.

Youth Jamboree & Fundraiser Info - Sat, Mar. 23rd

By Lindsey Ingram 03/15/2019, 11:15am PDT

Punt, Pass & Kick Fundraiser Info & JAMBOREE


Here is the UPDATED schedule for Saturday 3/23 - 

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 Details as follows:

 Date:              March 23rd

 Event:            Jamboree with East Side Rugby Club (From Seattle)

 Location:       Chuckanut Bay Rugby Fields - 7090 Dahlberg Rd. Ferndale, WA 98248

Arrival Time:   8:30

 Times:           Fundraiser:  Will run from 9 AM - 11 AM,   Kids will do the: Punt, Pass & Kick Skills **BRING YOUR FOLDERS***  Then go get ready for their games - see below schedule.               

                       Jamboree Games Start Times for different grades: 

                                   K/1:   10:30 

                                   2/3:   10:30 

                                      4:    11:00

                                   5/6:    11:30 

  Feed:             Will start at 11:30 for the K/1 Group go thru Noon for the 5/6 Kids

We get to host Coaches & Players from both teams - 

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Club always provides Burgers, Dogs, Buns, Condiments.

Let's share the Chuckanut Rugby Way - we have historically been know for being great hosts and we want to continue the tradition. 

Also very exciting news, the older kids will be playing on the Main Field Saturday as well - take a minute to check it out!!

U14 @ 11:30    //     Varsity @ 1:00     //     JV @ 2:30

Youth Schedule

By Lindsey Ingram 03/07/2019, 3:15pm PST

Find out more about our Youth 2019 Schedule here...

We had our 1st practice in the books - 60+ Youth Kids came out.  Fantastic!!

Practice Information:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - Practice 
    • Club Location:    7090 Dahlberg Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248Each

Mini Rugby Schedule 2019

Week 1. March 5 & 7 at Whatcom Community College 6pm

Week 2. March 12 at WCC  (last practice at WCC Orca Field) 

               March 14 at home pitch 6  (Moving to home field: 7090 Dahlberg Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248)

• Sunday March 17th In Club Jamboree @ Home Pitch @ 10 AM

Week 3. March 19 & March 21 at the Club 6:00

• Saturday March 23 Punt, Pass & Kick at home - FUNDRAISER @ 10 AM

Week 4. March 26 & 28 training at the Club 6:00

• Saturday March 30th Rugby WA Jamboree @Marymoor Park- Seattle

Week 5. April 1-5 Spring Break

Week 6. April 9 & 11 training at the Club 6:00

• Sunday April 14th BC Jamboree South Surrey Athletic Park

Week 7. April 16 & 18 training at the club 6:00

• Open (happy easter)

Week 8. April 23 & 25 training at the club 6:00

• Sunday April 28 BC Rugby Jamboree @ Langley Rugby Club

Week 9. April 30 & May 2nd training at the club 6:00

• Saturday May 4th home vs Liberty

• Sunday May 5th BC Rugby Jamboree @Meraloma Rugby- Vancouver

Week 10. May 7 & 9 training at the club 6:00

• Saturday May 11th RugbyWa Jamboree @Orting WA

Week 11. May 14 & 16 training at the club 6:00

• Saturday May 18 Jamboree at Chuckanut Bay

Week 12. May 21 & 23

• Memorial Day Weekend, Option to travel to Abbotsford for BC Jamboree Sunday May 26

Week 13. Open

Week 14. Saturday June 8th year end bbq & rugby matches 

Summer Camp July 16-19

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Men's Head Coach


Our u6 teams typically play 5 v 5 Co-Ed Flag Rugby

Our u8 teams typically play 7 v7 Co-Ed Flag Rugby

Our u10 teams begin to introduce Co-Ed “contact” in a controlled setting, typically play 10 v 10 

Our u12 teams continue with development and confidence building with contact and expanding the athletes understanding of Rugby, typically play 12 v 12 Co-Ed Rugby.