Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Hit The Tour Trail

Akin to summer tours planned by Scotland to the Americas, starting off Vs Canada; Wales, next weekend Vs South Africa, before going to Australia; and England next weekend Vs Japan, before going on to NZ; CW U12 Minis recently travelled to Vancouver to play Mulgrave School on a Saturday, stay overnight at their West Van school campus, then continue to a Capilano RFC Jamboree, joined by the Meralomas, on Sunday.  This outstanding experience can be credited mainly to Minis Director, Rod Fraser, supported by  a core of hard-working parents.  The CW kids were exposed to the "total tour" experience, raising funds at a car wash and bottle drive; travelling as a team on the ferry, and being hosted by Mulgrave School. 

Despite the inclement weather, the kids and accompanying parents had a terrific weekend.  Saturday saw a practise session, followed by games.

The post game meal was a hot dog and burger feast, concluding with marshmellows around the fire pit! Overnight accomodation was at the school.  Sunday kicked off with breakfast and then on the road to Capilano RFC.  Caps hosted Lomas and CW for a Jamboree Day. This continued a long-lasting junior and senior rugby relationship between our two clubs. A massive thanks goes out to our weekend hosts for this ultimate rugby experience.

Erratum - The party was housed overnight at the Squamish Outdoor Leadership Center, a satellite of the Mulgrave campus.  This correction notes a HUGE thanks to Head of Mulgrave, Craig Davis.

Rugby at CW is a family affair in many ways.  This writer observed former Premier player, Clayton Daume, amongst the weekend's photos.  Daumer now coaches his son and his U12 teammates, sharing his love of the game and his teaching expertise. 'onya, Daumer!

Pictures from the weekend can be viewed HERE, Password is CW2024 (case sensitive). Enjoy!


CW congratulates, Julia Schell and Emily Belchos, members of Canada Selects women's team that swept a brace of "Internationals" from host couintry, Spain, further reinforcing the success of Canada's womens program.

Further to this , we add crongratulations to Jesse Knaggs and Adia Pye who have been selected to the National U20 team to play in a Quad Tourney in Wales next month.  Canada will face England, the US and the hosts.  Go, you good things!

Finally, to Jack Carson, Ethan Hagar and Josiah 'Mercury' Morra, selected to the NSMT 7's for a 'last chance' shot at Olympic qualification.  It will not be an easy task for a program that has found the going tough of late. Canada is in a pool with China, Uganda and Great Britain. Matches in the Repecharge take place in Monaco next weekend.  We note that Jack's try against Argentina was selected as 'Try-of-the-Year' in the HSBC Series.  Congratulations Jacko, and good luck to all.