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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

FRIDAY, 13th December – GUIDO'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON12:00 noon; $35; @ The Temple; proceeds to CW. Guido’s annual gesture of giving back. He provides turkey and all the trimmings, along with libations for an opportunity for players from across the clubs to get together in the spirit of rugby....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Chaplain in Presidential mode! CW congratulates third term President, Matt (“The Chaplain”) Gordon.  Matt was re-elected for a third term at last week’s AGM.  A thankless job, requiring considerable “personal” time and support from spouse/partner and family, we are fortunate to have...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / News / Boys U12 / Girls U12 / Mini Rugby U12

  U11 - Ian Hickman, Dave Hill.  The long and short of this duo is that they offer a balanced approach to ‘rugby instruction’ and ‘rugby play’ which is vital to engaging youth of this age. Hickman’s credentials come from growing up as a ‘footy mad’ young man in New Zealand, while Dave is...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Boys Age Grade Program, 2019/2020 With the aim of continuing to provide an enjoyable and meaningful sporting experience for the youth in our community CW Junior Boys rugby is pleased to announce the leadership group for the 2019/2020 season. For this upcoming season, our coaching team...


AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

Today, we bring you a report from “our man in the field” at the recent U19 Girl’s Western Canada Championships. “The U19 Western Canadian Championships were held in Regina, Aug 1-4th. The Regina Rugby Club sponsored the event offering two great grass, rugby-specific pitches and an inviting,...


CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW is pleased to announce its coaching and management line-up for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.   CW Girls Rugby is a well-established program that was started in 2011/2012 with handful of athletes and is now supporting multiple age grades.  This award-winning program (3 Rugby Canada...


Average Joes Win William's Lake

Average Joes Win William's Lake

  CW has been active this summer with eleven current & former players featuring on the “Average Joes” Competitive 15's team. This team ventured to Williams Lake located in the interior of B.C. over Canada Day long weekend to attend the 40th annual Williams Lake Rustlers Stampede...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Breakout by Morra in Paris …..and why does this headline not surprise CW fans?  Windsor Park has seen Josiah’s mercurial magic and enthusiastic exuberance over the past three seasons, patrons scratching their heads; “How did he do that?”  He has been included with a number of Canadian...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ANOTHER WOMENS' SPECTACLE AT WESTHILLS   Elation, but…..Britt Benn’s face shows the exhaustion and possibly, the frustration of yet, another ‘Home’ underachievement.   A great weekend of Sevens, buoyed by excellent turnouts on both days. The new stands worked well and yes if the same can...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Further Reflection on Saturday – Battles Within the Battle [Pictured, Carter grasps at Clayton, while Gavin sets up and Riley oversees!]  In the FRF it was Carter White against Clayton Thornber.  Both chaps have come up through the CW Minis and Age Grade ranks.  Clay via SLS and Carter...


Call Out the Army

Call Out the Army

Between all 48 of us we should be able to throw a net over the students – at least for some of the match! The CW/UVic “mutual interdependence” has been no fluke. Years ago, Doug Tate was part of a triumvirate, another of whom had coached the Vikes, of instigators of CW Mini Rugby – a place for...


Saturday Night's Alright!

Saturday Night's Alright!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Victoria BC / News

"Oh, What A Night!" CW Rugby wishes to thank all those donors, attendees and bidders who so generously supported the club's Annual Fun(d)raiser last night.  Special mention must be given to Langara Lodge's, Rick Bourne for his contribution.  Although Rick has his Ravens Old Boys closest...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


A Decade of CW Web Presence

A Decade of CW Web Presence

  The first four years of our website were the result of the efforts and time of former Wanderer and National team player, Charlie (“Duck”) MacLachlan and hosted by his Frontrow Software Co. Duck earned his first cap against Los Pumas, back in 1983. As a hooker, one of his most notable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


Don't Miss the Boat!

Don't Miss the Boat!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Week in and week out readers of this site are exposed to what CW rugby is all about, in fact this year we celebrate a Decade of Presence on the Web. Every year it becomes increasingly expensive to run a rugby club with increases on every turn, from increases of player insurance fees; union...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...