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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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Saturday's Results: CW opened VIRU Division1 play with a lop-sided win over visiting Port Alberni Black Sheep. Port did not quite have the fire-power we have come to expect from them in the past however, some young players will progress with the season and they certainly “hung in there”....


Vale - Tom Browne

Vale - Tom Browne

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

Mid-week, CWRFC lost one of our finest members, Tom Browne. This writer played against Tom, took a post-grad Ed Admin course from him and some ten years back, craftily persuaded him to play a part in the CW Magic Mini Rugby program, when his grand-daughter showed an interest with the oval...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Double at House of Windsor - Bonus Points to Boot! CW opened their season on Saturday with a pair of home wins – Reserves, 40 – 12; Prems 28 – 15, against cross-town rivals JBAA. The Reserves were ahead 19 – 7 at the half, with James Bay well “in it”. Both teams scored early second-half...


Day #2

Day #2

  Last encounter; CW 36 d. JBA 25 (Season Opener, Saturday, 2:45 p.m., House of Windsor) Just what is the difference between Chile’s Jr Men’s programs and those of our country?  About seventeen points!  Just how can that be so and what must be done?  Hate to ask questions...


Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

The club’s best wishes for success go out to Riley Di Nardo, Dusty Dobravsky, Doug Fraser and Ethan Hager as they take the field for the Canadian Maple Leafs Sevens, upcoming in Colorado. In the same vein, we offer all of our Mens U20’s our strong support for success in Uruguay in the U20...


REGISTRATION AT LAST!!

REGISTRATION AT LAST!!

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Girls Rugby / Senior Women / Senior Men / Boys Rugby

The club is happy to announce that we have finally been able to complete and install the “e-registration” process and the many parents, in particular who have been directing questions our way can register their kids for Fall programs. We thank you for your patience! The process has been...


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,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug dots down. South Island Men; Island Women Victorious Crimson Tide Men, liberally sprinkled with CW guys displayed superiority over the North Island Tsunami at Windsor on Saturday. For the Tide, Dougie Fraser and Jo Morris scored a brace in the 46 – 19 win. Other CW boys on the squad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW All Over Shout out for best of luck to Mike Fuli, Luke McCloskey and Pat Kay on the eve of Hong Kong Men’s Sevens. MacGrath has taken an expansive group to HK, with a new speedster from the CFL - Teavaughn Campbell. Unfortunately, John Moonlight has to stay behind as a result...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Late Out of the Gate! Everywhere else it’s been announced but we save the best til last! CW offers our heartiest congratulations to Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT Sevens Vegas Version, upcoming this weekend. “Cross” does not get to wear the Tricolour very often these days,...


The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

CW Men take their Premier and Reserve teams on the road to challenge Seattle at Magnussen Park tomorrow. By some quirk of scheduling, CW has drawn away games in succession to the Sarries, perhaps a mistake but one which costs CW some added $$ despite players paying for overnight...


Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald and buddy, Schalk Burger. CW rugby invites all former teammates and colleagues of Gerald Steenkamp to attend a function in his memory to be held at the Bard and Banker Pub tomorrow, Sunday, 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will not only be an opportunity to share Gerald memories but...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

FROM, the boys sporting their Canadian dinner jackets in the luxury of the London Irish dressing room, we bring you Ciaran Hearn who has just signed a new two-year deal with the Irish has started in six of the Irish 13 winning games this season. Ciaran is from Newfoundland however, has teamed...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Season Opens in Spectacular Style CWRFC kicked off the new season with an oleo of activity for all ages at Windsor Park last Saturday. Mini rugby and age grade rugby got underway on Sunday with good attendances. Saturday’s event was highlighted by the appearance of Olympic medalists,...


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., CW kicks off a Gala Opening to the coming season. Parents can register, try their hand at rugby golf and rummage through available swag while the kids from 5 – 15 can test their rugby skills. There will be an opportunity for pre-minis to run around a most...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

REGISTER HERE Friday, The Pres; today, the Past Pres; The Don; Old Spice - it's beginning to sound like a political convention!  A note from Chris Spicer, Past President, Regarding Sponsorship of the Club. "My name is Chris Spicer and one of my tasks as Past President of CWRFC is the...


School Rugby Takes Over

School Rugby Takes Over

It is the time of season when the rugby focus reverts to our youth. Friday 13th will see the 44TH Annual GVSD Mini Rugby Jamboree. Over the years, this tournament has produced players who have continued to the highest echelons, most notable being Gareth Rees and more recently, Caroline...


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,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bouquets to Bayside.  A long lost affinity with the Bayside club was re-established by CW Women on Saturday last. CW & Bayside had many a respected battles over the years with men’s rugby as well as age grade B.C. Finals and they always ended with mutual respect and comradery.  This writer...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Captain leads the way! Our hearts go out to our Fijian brothers and sisters, during this time of strife from Mother Nature. The Sage returns today with a review of Saturday’s showings at Jericho Park. Blue sky and a dry fast pitch welcomed the CW Ones, fresh off the bus, at Jericho...


Seven's Selections

Seven's Selections

Friday last, Rugby Canada finally announced the NSMT’s 7’s selections for the upcoming Wellington and Sydney stops of the parade, virtually as the boys stepped on the plane.  Good news for readers of this site was the inclusion of Luke McCloskey.  Luke is a product of CW minis, age grade,...


Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

  CASTAWAY WANDERERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING SERVICE   For over fifteen years, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree...