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UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

  KERRI COOK Kerri has been a familiar face at CW for several years. She has been involved in various roles within the rugby community by managing numerous club teams, managing regional, provincial and national teams, involved with Jr Tide Rugby and Team Liaison Officer with Rugby...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUST ADDED TO THE AUCTION BLOCK Smelt Bay Beach House, Cortes Island. Up to eight people for a four night stay. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms FIVE STAR vacay.  This is a deluxe auction item and a great one for a “team bid”.  CW has 339 youth and mini players registered; this would be an ideal...


ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

TICKET PURCHASE TODAY & TOMORROW GIVES ENTRY FOR SEVENS TICKET DRAW GET YOUR TICKET HERE CW ANNUAL DINNER & FUNDRAISER ANGLER’S DREAM TRIP FOR TWO - Langara Fishing Lodge 4-day trip to Langara for two with airfare, accommodations, meals, private guided 20’ boat every day and care...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


NEXT ON THE DOCKET

NEXT ON THE DOCKET

CW's Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction    When: Saturday, Mar 9th. Bar opens at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm.   Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St.    Who: CW Community (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people....


 Sale Schellshot!

Sale Schellshot!

  Canadian Women continue to stay in the news in the UK club rugby scene. This week it was Julia Schell and Sophie de Goede. Sophie continues to be a “T(ry) – A – G(ame)” player, scoring another tally and setting one up with a skillful offload. Soph was again in the team-of-the-week All...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


RECYCLE YOUR TREE

RECYCLE YOUR TREE

Posted in Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

RECYCLE YOUR TREE – SUPPORT YOUR CLUB   Saturday, Sunday, December 30,31.                         10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Monday, January 1.                                                                     12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.   Saturday, Sunday, January...


MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

  SUPPORT VICTORIA CHARITIES BOXING DAY CHIPPING Should you be off in search of snow, we will have our shredding service available for you! Drop it off at Windsor Park Rose Garden, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. LAST MINUTE GIFT - VANCOUVER SEVENS DEAL TICKETS HERE MLR...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CHRISTMAS SEASON - A TIME FOR THANKS While we move into the Christmas seasons it is a time for gratitude and reflection.  Castaway Wanderers Rugby club would like to take this time to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who have pitched in to make CW the premier rugby club in Canada. ...


'tis the Season

'tis the Season

Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon was on the docket last weekend, capably served and prepared, once again by Guido, Ed Knaggs and Jonesy.  This is a very generous gesture from Guido as he covers the costs and gives the club the proceeds. It is a rare and unusual time when traditionally,...


MLR IMPLODING?

MLR IMPLODING?

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / NSMT

How ironic after posting concerns about the dissolution of the Arrows, that yesterday it was announced that last year’s League Champs, the New York Ironworkers, cannot continue in the League.  Further, evidently talk about a new franchise in Los Angeles is also very dubious. All of this is sad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

     YOUR PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER - VANCOUVER SEVENS* Watch with like-minded friends (CW in Section 221)* Support your club (15% of sales)* Cheer our men and women at a fun-filled event.* Buy your tickets now.                                                                    Simply...


WIND - UP WEEKEND

WIND - UP WEEKEND

Caps, McKinnon, a wily veteran! CW Men’s Divvies take on Capilanos at the House of Windsor at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  Neither team has posted a “W” to date, so the contest has the makings of a good battle. The Premier encounter will follow when two grizzled old foes grace the pitch. Caps...


Triple Header At The House

Triple Header At The House

                                                   (Photo - John Richardson.)CW Men’s Premier take on the Pacific Pride in their return contest tomorrow at 2:30 at Windsor.  Last time round, the Pride schooled the Tricolours and have continued their winning ways since that encounter. Despite...


Weekend Upcoming

Weekend Upcoming

In a another highly anticipated match at home, the Castaway Wanderers Premier Women's rugby team is gearing up to face off against South Surrey's Bayside, at Windsor Park this Saturday at 11am. Fresh off an impressive and electric victory against Westshore last weekend, the team is riding that...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW CONNECTS WITH COMMUNITY One of yesterday’s Hallowe’en Highlights took place in the Oak Bay village when the Ave was shut down, Police and Fire took over with a Funday and all businesses handed out treats to the kids in the hood. CW took the opportunity to link with our Platinum sponsor,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Man/Woman-In-The -Middle With the RWC being front and centre in the eyes and mind of every rugby fan world-wide, at the present time, so too is the man (in this case) who carries the whistle. Officiating the game of rugby has become increasingly challenging since the advent of professionalism...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                      AROUND CEEDUBCOACHING SUMMIT A very successful weekend saw some twenty plus club coaches work with Dave Hill, through a curriculum of rugby skills and safe sport. The weekend also saw a successful Introduction to Refereeing Clinic.  Good...


Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

Apologies to our 'regulars' for absence of blogs this week. This old luddite has been unravelling the variences of Windows 11 Vs my former, much more familiar, Windows 10 and some updates with a new hard drive!   CW's Islanders - a collection of young, old and restless took to the pitch...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Senior Coaching Changes for 2023-24 Season. With the proclamation of the activation of registration, the time is ripe for today’s release from the Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland.  “Castaway Wanderers rugby would like to thank and congratulate Ollie Winser as he takes the next step in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be Envious Of It has always been an interesting issue to discuss, that being Seattle RFC’s inclusion in the BC Premier league!  Coming up is the Annual Can Am 7’s Tournament on July 8th.  This year’s host is Chuckanut Bay RFC on their amazing facility – the 17.5 acre, deWilde Fields, the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

James Bay Minis protect the ball. Today we are full of Juniors news. CW Minis hosted the Island Spring Jamboree last Sunday. It was a great turnout and there were many smiles all around. Thank you to the volunteers who stepped up to make this morning a success. These club events can’t...