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, Guyana 7's and West Indies 7's). Spence is a NCCP Level 3, certified and IRB World Rugby Staff Coach. He is a modest man so we include, he has also played for Canada 7's in Hong Kong. A man born to coach!
Spence has worked with CW Juniors for many years at all age grade levels as well as assisted with the Senior Men's team. He has taken our current U18's from U14 to their current level. Spence talks of his enjoyment watching his brother, Roger, running on the field for his first Canadian cap, the pride when his son told him he had been named as Captain of the B.C. U14 team and the joy of sharing in the utter exhaustion with his wife/scrum half, Jane, after winning the Women's National Championship. Truly a rennaisance man and we are very lucky to have Spenny coaching at CW - "I enjoy helping players get better!"
Full circle - thirty years later, Spenny will be cameo-ing with the Senior Womens' cadre of coaches 2107-18 season.