In September of 2004, after some discussions on the deck of the Druid’s RFC clubhouse about entering a team in the 2005 World Master’s Games, Jack Thompson registered the name “Antediluvians” with the Games and the team was born. It was felt that the club would not be able to field a full team in the over 50 category so a non-partisan name was chosen and friends from throughout the rugby community were invited to join. Players affiliated with various clubs in the Edmonton area, from Grande Prairie, Red Deer and Calgary registered. Players as far as British Columbia, Ontario and even Australia joined in until at the opening of the Master’s Games a full squad of 30 players, 2 coaches and 1 water boy was registered as the Antediluvians RFC. The Antediluvians RFC won the bronze medal for the 2005 World Masters Games 50 years plus division, after 4 hard fought intense games and many beers and good times.
The competition passed but the camaraderie created by the preparation for the Master’s Games created a strong desire to continue and so under the capable leadership of Eric Germain the team continued to fun run and played in the Pacific North West Old Boys tournament in Kelowna B.C. in September 2006, in Edmonton at Rugbyfest in the spring of 2007 and another Pacific North West Old Boys tourney in Victoria B.C. in September 2007.
In November of 2006 the team was accepted as a member club in the Edmonton Rugby Union. On November 13th 2007 the Antediluvians Rugby Football Club was incorporated as a not for profit Association under the Alberta Societies Act.