The Ajax Wanderers RFC was the very first rugby club formed in Ontario in 1949 by a group of British expats.
Although originally based in Toronto, by the early 1970s the Wanderers had moved east to Pickering and by late 1970s to our current Ajax location at 1717 Harwood Ave. North, becoming the second rugby club in the Durham Region along side the Oshawa Vikings.
Over the years the Wanderers have seen great success, winning several Ontario Championships in the late 50s and early 60s, as well as in 1998 when the Wanderers won the top prize in Ontario rugby, the McCormick Cup.
Additionally the Ajax Wanderers have had many club players who have had the honour of representing their province and country over the years beginning with John Ackerly in 1971.
Others include Spencer Robinson, Karl Svoboda, Scott Mackinnon, Kevin Morgan, Janet Burrell, Moira Shiels, David Moonlight and most recently Rugby Canada 7s captain, John Moonlight as well as many others at the development sides.
Currently the Ajax Wanderers actively promotes the game of rugby within the Durham Region, recently hosting both the LOSSA high school finals and the 2017 OFSAA Ontario Girls Championships.
The club offers an introduction to rugby program for kids aged 5-6, as well as non-contact co-ed flag rugby teams from ages 7-12.
Additionally the Wanderers run many Junior rugby teams for both boys and girls ages 12-18 that compete against other club teams across the province. Although currently the Ajax Wanderers do not run a Sr. Women’s team, the past Wanderers
Women's program has seen many successes and hopefully the near future we will see the return of a Women's team.
The Wanderers also consistently field three Sr. Men’s teams that complete in the Provincial Championship League with games each Saturday throughout the summer months. For more information on our programs and how to register for any of our programs, please visit the Wanderers website at ajaxwanderers.com