Our People

Anne Jones

Vice President

Anne started as a volunteer with Mini’s Program in 2009 and in addition to her role as Vice President she is also the club’s Registrar. Anne works as a Purchasing Project Leader for a global engineering firm. In her free time Anne enjoys travelling and spending time...
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Brian Huse

Director at Large

Brian became involved with CW in 2011 when his daughter Chloe joined the Jr. Program.  Chloe has since gone on to play for not only CW, but regional and BC teams.  In addition to being a member of the CW executive committee, Brian contributes to CW by managing both the U16 and U19...
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Pierre Iachetti

Director at Large

Since moving to Victoria in 1995, Pierre has been a loyal supporter of CW and in recent years has stepped up to take on the role of director of the juniors and minis program and serve on the executive committee. Rugby has been a central influence on Pierre's life since he started his playing...
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Jon Donald

Corporate Secretary

Jon Donald (“JD”) has an affiliation with the Club dating back to the pre-merger Oak Bay Wanderers days when he played with a few of the Carson brothers, Gareth Rees, and many other long-termers, including the still-active Don Swainson. He is also the proud father of a...
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Jason Lewis

Treasurer

Originally from Toronto, Jason played rugby across Eastern Canada in his younger days, and then for a stint in Australia and New Zealand.  His home clubs include the Toronto Scottish RFC and the 'world-famous' Gentlemen's Inter-Toronto Select (GITS) RFC....
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Caitlin McNally

Assistant Coach - Women's Senior program

Caitie first discovered rugby in high school in Guelph, Ontario, where she quickly fell in love with the community and competition that comes with the sport. She continued on to play for the University of Guelph where she was fortunate to captain her varsity team and win a national CIS...
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Amy Hawkings

Assistant Coach - Women's Senior program

Amy Hawkings grew up in small-town Central Alberta and started playing rugby in high school. She went on to play for multiple clubs in Alberta and the University of Calgary Dinos varsity rugby program. She moved to Victoria three years ago and immediately joined the Castaway Wanderer's...
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Rosie Lang

Assistant Coach - Women's Senior program

Rosie Lang is a very experienced player hailing from the east (Toronto Scottish) and has lived on the west coast for the last number years where she has played for Westshore and represented British Columbia at a number of CRC competitions. Joining us last year as a player, Rosie has...
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Erin Vipond

Mini Rugby Program Coordinator

Erin Vipond grew up playing many sports throughout her youth, but it wasn’t until university that she was introduced to rugby. She instantly fell in love with the intensity on the pitch and the sense of community off of it. Erin played rugby for McMaster, Queen’s, Halifax...
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Clayton Daum

Lead Coach Mini Rugby

Clayton Daum has returned to CW Rugby after a short hiatus to focus on his young family to coach with the mini-rugby program and play 3rd Division rugby. A former CW Premier player, he has coached high school rugby for almost 15 years and was involved with several representative age grade...
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David Hume

U9 Minis

  David Hume is co-coach of the U9 girls and boys team. Having learned coaching under the tutelage of the great Tom Brown, David is always inspired helping our club’s youngest players connect with the fun of rugby. David has been a player in clubs in Ontario and New Zealand, and...
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Ian Hickman

U11 Minis

Ian will work with Dave Hill at this age level for the season.  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...
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Chris May

Coach - U12-U14 Girls

Chris "Mayzer" May has a long history with CW.   One of the original Pacific Pride players under the Dave Clarke, this SMU grad was a U23 Canada representative player that has brought his playing and coaching services to many of CW programs.    As one of our...
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Ed Knaggs

Coach - U12-U14 Girls

Ed Knaggs has had a long association with CW as both a player and now stalwart coach in the mini and girl's program.  He was born in Trinidad, grew up in Nova Scotia and made his way out to BC when he graduated from Dalhousie Engineering. He plays a special role in the girls program as the...
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Jeff Hayes

Coach - U14 girls

Jeff “Purple” Hayes got his start playing rugby at Shawnigan Lake School and the Cowichan Rugby Club. After a brief stint at number 8, Jeff was finally elevated to Loose Head Prop where he played until his retirement at age 31. As a junior, Jeff was selected to the U19 Crimson...
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Kerri Cook

Manager - U14

Kerri is a native Vancouver Islander who grew up in Port McNeill, BC before jetting across the globe to New Zealand when she was 19 years old.   It was there that she met her future husband and the rest is history.   Kerri is an avid touch rugby player (played in touch...
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Tin Kwan

C-Manager-U14 Girls

Tin came out west from Toronto about 20 years ago. She is an avid hiker and has been on many journeys around the world. The latest trip was to the the small kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. She enjoys hiking with her dog Peanut in Victoria. This is Tin's second year co-managing U14 girls...
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Judy Payne

Co-Manager-U14 Girls

Judy and her co-manager, Tin, have been indispensable assistants to the U14 girls program and we are very pleased to have them back for another season !  Judy was born in Quebec, grew up in Ontario and moved to Victoria in the 1990’s. While attending UVIC, she met her husband...
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Shane Muldrew

Coach - Girls U16 team

Shane is a familiar face in rugby circles in Victoria.   He brings a unique passion for the game as a player, coach, and manager and he has worked at all levels of the age grade spectrum from club, Provincial to the National programs and has made significant contributions to...
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Lauren Sargent

Coach - Girls U16 team / Senior Women's Representative

Lauren Sargent has been a contributor to the CW club on and off the field since joining our inaugural women’s program in 2015.   She is a true Island 'product'.  She started playing in Grade 9 at G P Vanier under Coach Dwayne Mills.   She has been a...
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Olly Winser

Coach - Girls U19 team

Olly Winser, native of Montreal, came to our program from UVIC over four years ago.  As an education student, he began working with our younger girls (U14) in his first year.  As his young charges grew, he has grown along with them and is now a qualified teacher working in the...
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Aaron Cook

Coach - U19 Girls team

Aaron joins us from a land down under (NZ) and has true Kiwi rugby credentials.   Aaron began playing rugby at age 4 and played school, and regional representative rugby in the Hamilton area of New Zealand.   He is a current player with the Ebb Tide and plays in touch...
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Brian Huse

Managers U19

Brian originally from Boston Massachusetts, moved with his family to Seattle at the age of 10.  Brian met his Canadian wife (Tish) at a sailing regatta in the Washington State in 1994 and they lived in Seattle until a move to Victoria in 2005. For Tish it was a return to Victoria, for...
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Jess Dovanne

Head Coach - Senior Women

Jess is the Head Coach for the Senior Womens' program at Castaway Wanderers.    CW is truly fortunate to have this accomplished player and coach leading its inaugural season. Jess hails from Maple Ridge where as a provincial trampoline and tumbling competitor,...
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Christine Shepherd

Manager - Senior Women's teams

Originally from Creston, B.C., Christine grew up playing as many sports as she had time for. Though her enthusiasm sometimes made up for a lack of natural skill, two exceptions were cross country running and curling, and she competed in both at the provincial level before becoming a...
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John Humphries

Coach - U13 Boys.

(John, ball in hand, on the rampage in University days!)   John grew up in Victoria and was a member of the CW Junior program from U16 through to a Provincial Championship-winning U19 squad. He earned honours with the Canadian U17 and U20 teams before travelling to Australia, where...
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Pete Robb

Coach - U13 Boys


Darren Johnson

Coach - Boys U15

Darren Johnston was introduced to rugby while attending high school in New Zealand in the 1980’s. He played rugby for the Navy and also represented the Forces in soccer and sailing and eventually coached Rugby 7’s and 15’s teams during various overseas...
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Kapai Vataiki

Head Coach - Boy's U17

  Kapi returns to offer his leadership skills to the CW U17 program following a brief hiatus to complete his teaching degree at U.Vic. The current BC U14 coach is a real student of the game and translates his message with the clarity required for young athletes. Kapi is a typical...
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Mike Finnemore

Assistant Coach - U17 Boys

Don’t let the rough exterior fool you “Finny” is really a big teddy bear…just like the one in The Revenant! Not to be outdone by fellow coach and multi-linguist Dobravsky, Mike insists on speaking two languages (English and Lancastrian). Finny brings a...
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Spencer Robinson

Head Coach Boys U19 and U15

Spence began coaching (women's rugby), in 1986. He has coached at all levels either in men's or women's programs. Club (Ajax Wanderers, U.Vic, UBC, Burnaby Lake, CW); Regionals (Crimson Tide, Fraser Valley); Provincial (BC Women, U15 Boys); National (Canada 7's - Men's and Women's,...
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James Pitblado

Assistant Coach U19 Boys

Pitsy joined CW along with a number of his UVic mates, following graduation.  He has embraced his new club "full-on" and is now 'giving back' with coaching expertise.  Over the past two seasons James Pitblado has used his skills as a secondary school teacher and his...
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Noah Molia

Assistant Coach - Men's Premier Reserves

Noah learned his rugby as a boy in his native Fiji and to this day he brings that certain elan to the game.  Not only does he provide inspiration and technical experience to the forward play, he quietly seeks out young players to guide them and enhance their game. He has probably...
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Roger Robinson

Head Coach - Senior Men Premier Reserves & U19 Boys

Roger has served the club well in many coaching capacities as long as we can remember.  He has worked with U16 and U18 Boy's teams winning V.I. and B.C. Championships.  He has served in a cameo role for the past three seasons as co-coach/assistant for the 1sts but that role has...
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Doug Woolridge

Assistant Coach - Premier Senior Men

Doug is a former NSMT player with 23 caps.  He hung his hat with CW following his graduation from UVic some years back and has been true blue ever since, believng in what the club stands for.  He has played in France with Clermont and thus knows all of the dark arts of French FRF...
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Ken Goodland

Assistant Coach - Premier Senior Men

Ken's outstandng playing career, coupled with his Technical Certification and experience at the National Youth level make him a most valuable commodity to CW.  He is in his second season in this particular role but has served our club in many coaching and inspirational...
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Scott Manning

Head Coach - Premier Senior Men

Scott Manning will lead a team of club coaches, still a work in progress, for the coming season. Coaching in the VIRU League and the B.C. CDI Premiership League is a definite challenge and time consuming task when success is the goal and Scott’s first challenge will be for the boys to...
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Matt Gordon

Club President

Matt has rolled up his sleeves since joining our club some twelve years ago as he has had considerable experience coaching young players and attacks that task with gusto. He then championed the Third Division cause in his role as Chaplain, mustering the Sunday Wonders as the club sought...
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Anne Jones

Vice President

Anne started as a volunteer with Mini’s Program in 2009 and in addition to her role as VP she is the club’s Registrar. Anne works as a Purchasing Project Leader for a global engineering firm and in her free time enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.


David Crossley

Director at Large

David Crossley, "Bing" is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and VIRU Crimson Tide. He has been a leader in female development at CW and in the local region and high school system. As the principal driver for a female pathway development in the...
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Brent Johnston

Senior Men's General Manager

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Brent really is the "backbone" of our club in many ways.  He is the main contact person for any inquiries about senior men's rugby or any general inquiries that cannot...
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Riley Ilnicki

Senior Men’s Representative

Riley has been an active player with CW since 2010, and an executive member since 2014. Riley works as a Chartered Professional Accountant at local Victoria firm Field & Company LLP. Riley originally hails from Williams Lake in the Interior of BC home to the "Williams Lake Rustlers...
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Don Swainson

Club Past President

Don comes to us from Ontario where he coached age grade Provincial teams, being Level II NCCP certified and he was extremely active in his club, Highland RFC. He is a certified referee to boot. He first played for the club in the "year of the merger", 1989 under the wand of King Billy Rees and...
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