CW Board of Directors
CLUB PRESIDENT - Don Swainson. 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 he brings an excellent skill set and rugby experience to this role. Welcome back, Don.
SECRETARY - Tony Watson. 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 and he serves as CW's rep on the VIRU. Further, he has served two terms of office on the BCRU Board, working specifically with the portfolio involving insurance.
TREASURER - Brett Jackson, (C.A.). Brett played rugby at OBHS and has taken up a new financial initiative that predecessor installed. We are lucky to have acquired the skills that Brett provides, not to mention the enthusiasm he displays for the task. Welcome, Brett. (Brett has served a three year stint and with his busy professional life, needs to withdraw from this role. ) The Club is looking for a person to serve in a book-keeping capacity.
SENIOR TEAMS MANAGERS - Craig Thornber has taken over this role from his mate, Kevin Poole although Kevin will continue to lend a hand. Craig has a wonderful history with the Victoria rugby scene, having played with JBAA and being a founding father of the Agrarians RFC. Craig provides a firm old school hand to the boys, inculcating club values, as well a solid nouce at the Board table. We (and the players) thank him for his attention to detail.
DIRECTOR OF MINI RUGBY- Matt Gordon has taken over the role of Mr Mini Rugby. Matt has rolled up his sleeves since joining our club six years ago as he also serves as Chaplain of the Mighty Thurds. Matt has had considerable experience coaching young players and attacks the task with gusto. CW is lucky to have Matt on Board! (P.S. Matt is also the contact for Boys Junior Rugby, a position we are seeking to fill. Thank you, Matt!)
DIRECTOR OF FEMALE RUGBY - Dave Crossley. "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, being the predominant driver. Dave is also a “do-er” and his word is his work. His p.o.v. has been helpful with other club matters. CW is excited about the future of women’s rugby both locally and nationally and we believe its advent with us helps "complete" our club.
PURCHASING AGENT/ CO-REGISTRAR - Karl, "Klash" Klashinsky. Klash has performed a number of roles since his involvement at the Executive level about five years back. He is a busy camper and has had to back off from what his real involvement level might be. He handles some "swampy stuff" and is appreciated for it.
WEBSITE & PAST PRESIDENT - Ian "Macca" MacLean. Macca has been around for many moons, being the initiator of the long standing Mini Rugby program and now taking on the task of improving communication. He claims "it oils the neural traces
The Executive meets monthly, either at a Director's or full Board level. We are always open to ideas, not just ideas but some volunteer time to back them up. CW is a members' club, from eights to eighties.