Giving Back

Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Fun Facts:                          Giving Back – CW in the Community Tip of the Ruggernut’s cap to; Women’s Prem, Marlene Nedved who organized Chloe, Maelle, Adrienne, Amelia and the Knaggs party of four, to volunteer at the Oak Bay Tea Party this past weekend.  This group worked with Ocean...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Senior Men / Senior Women

A great scorer always beats a great player! CWRFC would like to recognise a long-time volunteer and supporter, Hugh Creighton. Every rugby club needs specific volunteers, be it with field set-up, take-down, “gate” greeters/collectors, field liners etc., etc., if it is to present as a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Unsung Hero – Off the Field Today’s Hero, Andreissa Lee (with another Hero, John Morley) Fondly known as “Dray”, Andreissa was recently honored by the club with the Jimmy Aitken, Most Outstanding Supporter Award and the time is right for us honour her with the above title as well! CW: Dray,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

In response to a reader’s question. Here it is – all of the OBHS squad - B.C. Champs. CW Age grade players – Amelia Gordon, Immy White, Kelsey White, Aya Timmer, Adrienne Graham, Rae-Lyn Parkins, Sophie De Goede, Rachel Kinahan, Caroline Crossley. Other team members – Lindsay Simpson,...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Every summer a large number of CW players are selected for representative youth rugby.  The very successful, Crimson Tide Organisation is seeking volunteers for the following posiitons.  Not all positions require tecnical rugby skill sets and it isd a great opportunity for parents to be...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Giving Back.  A huge thanks to Doug Woolridge, Ray Barkwill and Hubert Buydens for donating jerseys earned after games in the 2015 RWC. Wooly's jersey was from Eddy Ben Arous from France, Bark's was from Ireland's Rory Best and Hubie's from Italy's, Lorenzo Cittadini.  They have been mounted...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Official Club Photographer It takes numerous volunteers to keep a rugby club on the go.  Ron Willems, our club photographer, was raised to the role of “official” when a local ref demanded his presence “outside the ropes”.  We thought we would give Ron “official” status with his...


2016 Kicks Off

2016 Kicks Off

  And a Happy New Year to all ruggers and rugby fans, especially to the CW Family.  CW is pleased to hear of deserved Season Honors for our own, Spencer Robinson who has been announced by Rugby Canada as the NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens coach for their upcoming tour of Argentina and Chile. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Hats off to a group of CW volunteers that assisted with the Victoria Christmas Truck Parade and its tour through the Oak Bay village.  That’s the CW way folk and a Merry Christmas to you.     CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones is once again having some major health issues and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors

OFF TO ENGLAND – PLAYER PROFILE BRANDON SCHELLENBERGER With CW’s U18 Boys preparing to travel to the U.K. later this summer, we thought it would be appropriate to profile a few of the lads and we start with Brandon. Brandon first started playing rugby at Middle School at Colquitz, he...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the Game Photo, CW’s, 'Yak' (Nanyak Dala) and 'Puck' (Derek Daypuck) pictured, “giving back”. Rugby Canada recently posted the fact that the game of rugby is growing in leaps and bounds, although this may be hard to fathom when clubs are having trouble (CW included) finding numbers...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / NSMT / Sevens

Mack Makes Miraculous Return Rugby Canada has announced its fourteen for Charlotte this weekend at the NACRA Sevens Olympics Qualifying Tourney.  The return of Phil Mack is ever so heartening and we all hope that his rehabilitation is permanent and secure.  What an athlete this man is, despite...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Kiwi has flown the coop! RC’s Mike Chu has been rewarded with his service “in the field”, returning to N.Z. with the title of National Coach Development Manager, Mike was a dedicated hard working bloke who was true blue Canuck with his work and decisions. He has been replaced at RC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

  Hats off today to recipients recognised for their efforts and performances this season. The Annual Players Dinner was a night of some considerable success, with the ability to have a chuckle at ourselves, foremost, on the table. Again, recognition of junior boys and girls was a...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Just a windup on the Women’s IRB Tourney. It was alluded to that there was a heavy CW volunteer involvement in an earlier blog on this site. Today, we would like to name names, starting with Dave Crossley, Chair of Local Organization – logistics, team liaison, volunteer management,...


Where Will The Fates Fall?

Where Will The Fates Fall?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Giving Back / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Burnaby Put The Throttle on Things! Yesterday, at Windsor, The Tricolors had their fate in their hands but did not get the job done. The day started out with a rambling Laker lead in The Ones, 27 – 7 at the half. The second stanza was nothing short of incredible as a bunch of hard workers,...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

The CDI Premiership and Library Square Cup pick up play this weekend after a lengthy layoff. CW travels to UBC and a stint at the new Thunderbird Stadium. On paper it would appear a “no-brainer” as UBC sit in second place and the visitors are in the basement however with a closer inspection,...


News From Vanuatu

News From Vanuatu

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

Good news from former CW player, Nick Regenvanu, responding to an out reach from Brent Johnston.  After many years of service to CW and a brief stint with the VIRURRS, Nick and his family returned home but they have maintained a strong connection with the club's South Seas community.  Nick...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

  – Interview with Captain, “Moose” Bydens who proffers his ever articulate take on things. NSMT NEWS. The boys take a rest and spend time with former CW player, Mesa in Fiji – bula, all. Canada’s NSMT wailed on Junior Japan/Japan A in Suva on Monday. It is hard to know what the goals of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today's kickoff congratulates Rugby Canada on its successful bid to host a leg of the IRB Sevens Circuit next year at B.C. Place Stadium.  The news has been all over the Canadian and rugby world scene since the announcement, so not much to add here. We leave it with this question; Can we fill...


CW Ladies in the News

CW Ladies in the News

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / NSWT / Sevens

CW girls program had a strong presence in both the Youth and Elite Women's divisions at Las Vegas, this past weekend.   In the U19 High School Elite division, Sophie DeGoede, represented BC for the third time on the BC U18 elite team which finished 2nd to a very well drilled US All Americans...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Posted in Canada Rugby / Giving Back / News / Sevens

From March 6th-7th, 2015, Rugby Canada will be hosting the National University Sevens Rugby Championship. Top teams from Universities across the nation, in both men’s and women’s divisions, will compete over two days to see who will come out on top! Rugby Canada requires the support of...


Minis Resume

Minis Resume

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / Victoria BC

Under 8's to Under 12's boys and girls resume the "second half" of their club mini rugby season at Windsor Park tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Speaking of mini rugby, CW is making an appeal for assistance with schools' annual mini programs, running from late Februaury for about twelve weeks (and we...


Monday's Musings - Seattle, A Saracens Satellite!

Monday's Musings - Seattle, A Saracens Satellite!

Posted in Coaching / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Refereeing / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This week the site will bring readers a series of blogs that will provide some background about Seattle, this coming Saturday’s opposition in an exhibition match. Seattle is coached by Justin Fitzpatrick, in his second season with the club. Season #1 produced the following successes;...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

'twas the night before Christmas.  What a present for Ken and Lauren Goodland, baby boy, Cian!  Heard tell, a good-sized little bloke to add to the Tricolor Nursery. Thanks to those who stepped up to ring the chimes last Sunday.  A kettle amount of just shy of $600 was raised on The...