The Toronto Arrows signed Mitch Richardson for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 22-years-old, 6’2″ and 205 pounds.
Mitch is from Stoney Creek, Ontario and played hockey and rugby at Saltfleet High School. He won OFSAA silver and bronze medals in hockey.
Mitch played both representative soccer and hockey. He was offered a contract with the Junior B Ancaster Avalanche in hockey, but after a successful tryout for the Canada Under-20s, he turned to rugby.
He played for and was the captain of the Ontario Junior Blues in both 15s and 7s and played in the Canadian National Championships in 2014. He then played for the Ontario Blues in the Canadian Rugby Championship since 2015. In 2016 he played with the Canada Under-20s.
Mitch also attended McMaster University, majoring in Political Science and playing rugby for the Marauders. He was a three-time OUA All-Star, helped the team win a bronze medal at the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship in 2017, and was selected to the Canadian Universities All-Stars.
In 2017 Mitch also played with the Ontario Arrows, playing under the Ontario Blues name, against the Glendale Raptors. He continued with the Arrows during the 2018 exhibition season and will do so again in 2019.
Mitch also played for James Bay Athletic Association against the Houston SaberCats in 2018. He regularly plays for the Stoney Creek Camels.
In 2018 Mitch was selected to represent Canada A at the Americas Pacific Challenge.