Our People

Jess Dovanne

Assistant 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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Spencer Robinson

Assistant Senior Women/Head Coach Boys U18

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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Kim Donaldson

Assistant coach - Senior Womens Program

Kim Donaldson is a former NSW15s player who has represented Canada at 2 World Cups at hooker. She joins us in the second half after completing a coaching assignment with the  Canada West champion UVIC Vikes.   Kim is another Burnaby Lake alumnus who has recently moved to the...
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Mandy Marchak

Coach - Girls Youth Program

Mandy Marchak, one of Canada’s premier 7s and 15s players of the last decade and true trailblazer in the sport of women’s rugby, has been part of our youth coaching team.  Just recently retired from the NSW7s program, she will be the perfect complement to Megan as she...
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Olly Winser

Assistant coach - Girls Youth team

Olly Winser, native of Montreal, came to our program from UVIC a couple of years ago.   A backline player and Education student, he has quickly become integral and...
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Luticia (Tish) Hill & Brian Huse

Co-managers U16-U18

Tish is originally from Hudson, Quebec and moved out west in the early ‘80s. Brian originates from Boston, but was raised in Seattle. They met at a sailing regatta in the States and lived in Seattle until a move to Victoria in 2006. For Tish it was a return to Victoria, after...
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Erin Vipond

Coach - Minis U10

A former East Coast player and mother of rugby playing daughters, Erin Vipond, will continue to be involved with our growing U10 to U14 coaching team of Ed Knaggs, Aaron Cook and Olly Winser.  Erin is a former player who played her rugby on the East coast and is an active member of the...
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Scott Manning

Head Coach 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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Nanyak Dala

Assistant Coach - Men's Premier


Andrew Tiedeman

Senior Men - Forwards Coach

We are very fortunate this year in adding Tieds in an official capacity.  Hubert 'The Moose' and Raymondo served with Andrew last season and our pack was certainly tougher for their knowledge.  This year, we will have many leaders to follow the wise words and experience of...
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Roger Robinson

Head Coach - Senior Men Premier Reserves

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 Hepp

Assistant Coach - Men's Premier Reserves

We have no idea if Heppy will be able to really hang them up long enough to do the coaching job justice!  With a Coaching PhD. from The School of Hard Knocks, Dougie has worked his apprenticeship through age grade rugby, U16's, U18's with Rogie and Spenny and in the distant past,...
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Riley Ilnicki

Head Coach - Senior Men's VIRU First Division

A real iron man of Ceedub rugby, last year's Premier Captain, Riley Ilnicki, will bring fire and inspiration to this group who will be proud to learn from him.


Noah Molia

Assistant Coach - Senior Men First Division

Noah is another veritable pillar of the club.  Not only does he bring his years of playing experience, he couples that with his life experience to ensure players are not only on becoming better players but better people. He takes pride in looking after his "Divvies" even though a...
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Gord Kehoe

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Senior Men

It has been a couple of seasons since we have seen Gord in action, having finally succumbed to what seemed a very unfair break with continued knee injuries.  He has had a passion for strength training for many moons via the Crossfit Program and has sought to bring his skill and...
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Matt Gordon

Chaplain/Club Presidente

Matt is probably better known as The Chaplain of the Thurds, a group that is mustered from near and far for action on the Sabbath.  He can be seen here, laying down the law, a customary posture. His Thurds will becom First Divvies this year and as such will need to be more accountable to...
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Kapai Vataiki

Head Coach - Boy's U16

Kapi joins CW this year, as a player with a definite interest and experience in coaching. He has coached the Jr Crimson Tide, U14, U15 and U16 teams for the past three summers.  He is currently studying high school Education at UVic.  Kapi hails from Vancouver where he played...
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Dustin Dobravsky

Assistant Coach - Boy's U16


Doug Fraser

Assistant Coach - Boys U16


Shane Muldrew

Head Coach U14 Boys

Shane is returning for his third season with Ceedub.  2015/16 Shane coached the U14 Boys to Provincial Champs.


Ed Knaggs

Coach - Minis, U12-U14 Girls

Ed Knaggs has had a long association with CW as both a player and now stalwart coach in the mini 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 bridging...
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David Crossley

Executive Director - Female Rugby

"Bing" is a well known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, OB Wanderers and VIRU Crimson Tide. He has become very involved with CW's recent initiative with girls rugby,...
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Megan Gibbs

Assistant and Forwards Coach - U18 girls

Megan has been with the CW Girls program for the last 3 years and came onboard when our original coach, Marley Riordan, took time off to be a mother.   Megan is a both a NSW7s and NSW15s capped player (total of 38 caps) and has a wealth of playing and coaching experience.  She...
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Aaron Cook

Coach - Minis, U14 girls

Aaron joins us from a land down under (NZ) and has true Kiwi rugby credentials.    He has been coaching minis (including both of his daugthers) for the last number of years including stints in coaching Tide U16 Boys and assistant coach for the BCRU High Performance...
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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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John Sheridan

Assistant and Team Manager

Born in Nanaimo, early years on mainland, Belmont Sec., UVic Bsc.Started playing rugby at UVic, 2nd row and primarily prop. Invited to one Crimson Tide trial to make up front row numbers.Coached gridiron football from pewee to junior (U22) level, lapsed level3 certification and...
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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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Tony Watson

Secretary

Tony is a relative newcomer to CW. He brings both and interest and skill set that is valuable to us. Tony serves not only in a capacity that covers all duties associated with his title but will assist with registration this coming season and serves as CW's rep on the VIRU. Further, he has...
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Brett Jackson, (C.A.)

Treasurer

Brett has just joined the Board replacing Stefan Alexander who served in this capacity for two years. Brett played rugby at OBHS and has taken up a new financial initiative that Stefan installed. We are lucky to have acquired the skills that Brett provides, not to mention the enthusiasm...
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Chris Spicer

Chris is one of the club's Past Presidents.  He served a term of office of five years and serves on the Board for another year to ensure transition and to provide sage advice.  Chris's area of interest relates to long term finacial stability of the club and to this end he has...
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Diane Turner

Diane Turner is a Victoria lawyer, called to the Bar in May 1983, after having obtained a Masters of law at King’s College, London. Her university education was partially funded through a basketball scholarship at University of California, Irvine and she also played two years at...
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Ian MacLean.

Website Management

"Macca" has been around for many moons, being the initiator of the long standing Mini Rugby program, taking his turn at the helm and now taking on the task of improving communication. He claims "it oils the neural traces".