I as a named participant, and/or my minor child named as a participant, identified in an electronic registration placed on (as applicable, the “Participant”) desire to participate in programming offered by the Crusaders Rugby Club, and to participate in the sport of rugby and/or related activities, during the calendar year that this agreement was accepted electronically at; I do hereby state and declare that the Participant is over the age of majority in my jurisdiction of residence or has had his or her parent or legal guardian execute this Release on behalf of the Participant. In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the sport of rugby, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Participant, on behalf of his or herself, and his or her successors, heirs, assigns and anyone else who may make any claim for or on behalf of the Participant, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees as follows: 


I/My participating child hereby agree to abide by and support the current World Rugby Laws of Rugby Union ( 


I hereby grant the Crusaders Rugby Club and associated provincial/territorial and national governing bodies, including Rugby Canada, the irrevocable right to use, at their sole discretion any information and/or photographs of or about myself or my child, as applicable, including without limitation, my (or my child’s) name, address, voice, photograph, image and/or other likeness, for publicity, advertising or other promotion of the Crusaders Rugby Club and/or associated provincial/territorial and/or national governing body in any and all media without compensation or further notification. I understand that this may include written, pictorial, or video materials.


  1. I agree as a precondition of my participation in the sport of rugby as organized by the Crusaders Rugby Club and in further consideration of their inviting me and/or registering me to do so, to be strictly bound by the terms of this waiver.
  2. I acknowledge that participation in the sport of rugby (including without limitation as conducted in accordance with its laws and regulations) involves inherent risks and dangers that can cause serious injury to its participants, particularly to its players, including without limitation:
    1. risks and dangers of (i) accidents, (ii) serious personal and bodily injury, including (without limitation) injuries to the eyes, face, teeth, brain, head and other parts of the body, bruises, sprains, cuts, scrapes, breaks, concussions, dislocations and spinal cord injuries which may render me permanently paralyzed or debilitated, (iii) death, and (iv) property loss or damage;
    2. risk of collisions or contact with other participants, spectators, equipment, and the venue or field. 
  3. I fully understand the risks and dangers associated with my participation (or that of my child if applicable) in the sport of rugby as conducted in accordance with its laws and regulations and do accept the same entirely at my own risk (or the risk of my child if applicable). 
  4. I, on my own behalf and on behalf of my child if applicable, fully and forever release, discharge and indemnify and hold harmless Crusaders Rugby Club and the associated provincial/territorial and national governing bodies, and each of their respective affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, directors, officers, members, employees, agents, insurers, volunteers, assigns and successors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) of and from any and all causes of action, lawsuits, losses, damages, injuries (including personal and bodily injuries, death and injury to property) howsoever caused (whether by negligence or otherwise), claims, demands, sums, costs, expenses (including legal fees and disbursements), and any other liability of any kind, of or to me or any other person, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the sport of rugby. 
  5. I, on my own behalf and on behalf of my child if applicable, agree not to initiate any lawsuit, court action or other legal proceeding against any of the Released Parties, nor join or assist in the prosecution of any claim for money damages, which anyone may have, on account of loss, damage or injury sustained by me (or my child if applicable) or others directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the sport of rugby.


I agree as a precondition of my participation:

  1. I have not travelled internationally during the last 14 days;
  2. I have not visited a COVID-19 high risk area, region or location in Canada during the last 14 days;
  3. I do not knowingly have COVID-19;
  4. I am not experiencing known symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and if I experience such symptoms I will immediately depart from the Crusaders Rugby Club;
  5. I have not, in the past 14 days, knowingly come into contact with someone who has COVID-19,  who has known symptoms of COVID-19, or is self-quarantining after returning to Canada; and
  6. I am following government recommended guidelines in respect of COVID-19, including practicing physical distancing, and will do so to the best of my ability.

In addition, I understand, acknowledges and assume the inherent risks in participating, including, but not limited to: the potential for bodily injury or illness (including contraction of COVID-19); contact or interaction with others who may have been exposed to COVID-19; permanent disability, paralysis, or loss of life; collision with natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect venue or field of play conditions; equipment failure; participants of varying skill levels; inadequate safety measures; circumstances known, unknown or beyond the control of the Crusaders Rugby Club, its partners, sponsors, agents, affiliates, directors, employees, officer, therapists, or volunteers (together, the “Crusaders Rugby Club”); negligence or omission of the Crusaders Rugby Club (collectively, the “Risks”).


I understand and agree that my (or my child’s) personal information may be collected, used and disclosed by Crusaders Rugby Club, and/or its third party service providers, in accordance with any Crusaders Rugby Club privacy policy. My (or my child’s) personal information may be transferred outside of Canada, including to the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from those in Canada. As a result, the personal information may be subject to access requests from U.S. governments, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities in the United States according to United States laws. 


I have read, understand, accept and agree to this Participation Agreement And Release Of Liability.