This site apologizes for the incorrect match venue posted yesterday for Women’s Premier Vs Westshore on Saturday. Both women’s games will be at Windsor Park. The Div 1 Women's team will be taking on Abbotsford RFC at 11:30 am, with the Premier Women facing off against Westshore at 12:45 pm.
The Women's program has been working hard these past two weeks, with several guest coaches making appearances and lending their expertise - including Kevin Rouet, Kim Donaldson, and Jack Hanratty.
CW Div. 1 will be eager to put their new skills into action against Abbotsford. CW has not played Abbotsford in competition before, so both teams will be eager to push the envelope to see what kind of game will play out. The Divvies show a couple of new selections from last time out, with Taylor Cartwright coming in to the back row and Jayne Alexander on the wing. Sara Einarson will see action off the bench. Ella Gallant and Sheridan Davies will lead the troops.
The Premier Women take on rivals Westshore. The last time these two teams met was last spring. The results were split. As mentioned yesterday, Westshore currently sits at 2 – 0 on the League table. CW Prems remain almost the same side that started against Burnaby, being led by Louise Eriksson and Emily Samek. A new selection in the lock position is Quinn Murphy and it will be with interest to see the very talented, Chanelle Challenger-Edwards enter the fray from the bench.
Saturday is sure to be a good show of rugby!
FOOTNOTE: Congrats to Kelsey McKinnon, Emily Samek and Caitie McNally on their appointed roles to coach Jr Tide Rugby, also, to Ed Knaggs who will be a specialty coach.
The CW men will be in action in both grades at Juan de Fuca, kickoffs at 12:45 and 2:30 p.m. Kyle Hohert will lead the Divvies with Dring, Corbin and Gerhardt in solid support in the pack. The selection in the backs has some consistency. It is crazy good to see some Islanders rewarded for their hard work and finding their name amongst the 23. This game will be an opportunity for everyone to make an impression.
Speaking of 23, those selected for the Premier game are a sole group with no overlapping names – 46 separate names with others knocking on the door. A CW first! The Prems are light a couple of injuries and Ng in LA with the Maple Leaf 7’s – congratulations, Jordan. All eyes will be on the debut of loosie, Michael Smith – a player big in the eyes of this pundit and many others. Evergreen, Riley Ilnicki will lead the side in the absence of Finnie. The Pines look Grade ‘A’ with then likes of Braddock, Sponarski, Sandison, Peters, Nott and Pilgrim.