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CW U14 Girls - Where are they now ?

CW U14 Girls - Where are they now ?

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14 / CW Postings

As the girls game continues to explode in the lower island (and world-wide), it is interesting to see how those seeds were sown within the club some 5-6 years ago. The photo above highlights a crew of girls that came up through the mini ranks at CW or joined as newcomers to the game. Like...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Youth Girls at Kamloops for Sevens Many accolades have been received about the successes of this trip. This is the second year CW girls have participated in this tournament. It was most apt that this year, Boys U14 Coach, Shane Muldrew accompanied the girls (as Aaron Cook was unable to attend)...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happiness is................ What Makes A Rugby Club? There is much that goes into any amateur sporting club being successful.  It is with pride that today The Ruggernut reflects on CW rugby.  This past weekend CW had three girls 7’s teams – U14, U16 and U19 playing in Kamloops. ...


Battle For the Best

Battle For the Best

UBCOB Ravens will arrive at Windsor tomorrow with a complete, allowable contingent of “international” rugby troubadours.  Despite their unexpected setback last week it is still more than fair to label them as “The Best” – defending B.C. Champs as well as National Club Champs, ergo, favorites...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the game. Earlier this week CW took some flak from some sources for stymying the game.  We would be remiss were we not to respond to such accusations.  It’s good to have a whipping boy.  Whipping boys around the BC Premier League include but are not exclusive to referees, import...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14

Monday's Musings a day late.   It was the final 7s tournament of the summer at the Langford 7s over the weekend.    As in the past, John Lyall and his Westshore crew put on a great event with participation in many divisions.   CW was represented by the U19 girls along with 3 other Island teams...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

City By the Bay Hosts World Cup Sevens BCRU PRC’s Update Finale From CW’s Ed Knaggs, (Coach V.I. South U14 Girls – 2ND place),  CW members; Anna Palmer, Gwynnie Fry, Jesse Knaggs, Arianna Lloyd, Jorja Cook, Marley Robinson, Kalen Timothy, Marissa Shumka, Petra Lord, Sophie Bossi and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARKWILL HOISTS THE SPOILS! Although Ruck and Maul is taking a summer hiatus, there a few items of interest that have met the eye recently.  First and foremost, the Seattle Seawolves (7 – 2) claiming the initial MLR trophy in a come-from-behind victory over the Glendale Raptors (8 – 1) in...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT THRIVING Hats off to the Tricolours junior coaches and parents for their hosting of a mammoth Mini and “modified rules” Rugby Jamboree at The Park this past weekend. Plaudits also to all of the participating clubs and teams – Westshore, JBAA, Comox and Cowichan....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Finally, catching up on more results from last weekend. Kamloops RFC hosted a mammoth sevens tournament for B.C. Youth. CW Girls made up the South Island #1 team that won the U14 title and others joined Westshore girls to place third in this pool. CW U18 Elite Girls finished in second place,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #2 CW:  You are often heard to espouse the term “pathway”.  What do you mean by this term and how has it come to fruition with the club? DC:  Based on my experience in coaching and training with other sports (soccer, hockey), I felt...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #1 Rugby Clubs in Canada are built on and rely on volunteers. Dave Crossley, almost single-handedly has been responsible for developing girls’ and women’s rugby at CW. Within a two-year window, Women’s Premier rugby has become an integral...


CW Female Program -  Coaching Announcement - 2017/2018 season

CW Female Program - Coaching Announcement - 2017/2018 season

The Executive Director of the Female Rugby program at CW, David Crossley, would like to announce the CW female coaching team for the 2017/2018 season. With the growth of the female game and a direction from our new Girls Youth and Senior Women’s Director, we are announcing an integrated...


CW - Seeking Coaching Applications for Head Coach - Senior Women's Program

CW - Seeking Coaching Applications for Head Coach - Senior Women's Program

Castaway Wanderers – Women’s Program Head Coach Castaway Wanderers is seeking a Head coach for its Senior Women’s program for the upcoming 2017/2018 season. The CW women’s program was established in the 2015/2016 season and had an incredible inaugural season going on to win the...


Friday Smorgasbord

Friday Smorgasbord

"Cosmo XV", winners of Williams Lake Rustlers Tournament. Last weekend, a CW initiated, Cosmopolitan XV, coached by a robust recovering, Riley Ilnicki and captained by 'returning' native, Nate Stewart, won the Williams Lake Stampeders' Tournament.  The composite group also included Tournament...


Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Captain Kelly, dishes off.... The Canadian NSWT lost to the New Zealand Black Ferns "last night" by a score of 28 - 16. This was game #1 of three, being used as a `warm-up`for the Women`s RWC.  The Black Ferns improved their record to 13 - 0 vs Canada.  It was close at the break, 14 - 8,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Youthful flyer, Josiah Morra. Seen at Divvies game last Saturday, Lucas Hammond and Mike Fuli, Captain Ilnicki – wow. Great to see Riles up and about after his major heart surgery. It would seem that former Tricolor, Lucas, has put his studies on hold once again for his rugby career and it...


They Are the Champions!

They Are the Champions!

Can’t think of enough congratulatory comments for our NSMT 7’s – winners in Singapore this weekend. Just sooooo happy for the core group who have laboured so hard for so long to finally reach this pinnacle, surrounded by youngsters to carry the torch and some pace in the mix to boot and this...


Coaching Announcements for CW Youth Girls Rugby program for 2016/2017

Coaching Announcements for CW Youth Girls Rugby program for 2016/2017

The Executive Director of the Female Rugby program at CW, David Crossley, would like to welcome 2 new coaches to its female youth coaching team. Anna Wray, our longtime female head coach and recent recipient of the Rugby Canada Female Coach of the Year award is now busy with her newborn boy,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PATHWAY PATTERNS With women`s rugby all the rage, CW is proud to announce its pathway for female rugby for the coming season. The club has taken a few shots about its women`s program with accusations of everything from poaching to payment. Not so!  Development of women`s rugby has been a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ZUSSMAN BAGS A BRACE CW’s Julianne Zussman led the parade to the posts for Canada’s NSWT in their marvellous victory over world #2 ranked, England women on Canada Day, (rather fitting). The Nats chalked up 52 points, 39 in the first half which was pure money. Described by R.C. as; “one of the...


Rugby Ramblings

Rugby Ramblings

Team mates at club; arch rivals at school; friends for life! Howard Russell Cup. Congratulations to SMUS on their comprehensive 25 – 0 victory over the Oak Bay Barbs on Thursday. In the early going, the teams tested each other with physicality and unfortunately, for Oak Bay, by game’s end they...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul on Thursday!

CW SEARCHES FOR NEW PREMIERSHIP HEAD COACH & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Today’s news brings a huge note of thanks to Lee Lindwall and Ian Hyde-Lay, senior men’s premiership head coaches of the 2015-16 season. Neither is available at this stage to continue the task of coaching the club’s senior...


The Story So Far.....

The Story So Far.....

Competing in the BC Premiership finals for women’s rugby is new to Castaway Wanderers, but the tradition of quality rugby on Vancouver Island is not.   “When we (re)started the senior women’s rugby program in 2015, we had to draw on all our strengths. We knew we had to have a feeder program,...