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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A GRAND CELEBRATION Friday last saw an amazing celebration of rugby in Victoria.  It was the Golden Anniversary of Elementary School rugby.  A small beginning back in 1972 has seen the event grow to 34 teams playing 52 games on nine fields last Friday.  During this fifty years...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WESTSHORE CAPITALIZE   Last Saturday, Westshore Valkyries defeated CW in Premier League, semi-final action.  CW women opened the scoring when Rookie-of-the-Year, Bronwyn Zodichi drove hard for the line after a good build-up.  Westshore was quick to respond to a CW error and later scored a...


ITEMS OF INTEREST

ITEMS OF INTEREST

In the Women's Premier League, one of the semi-finals will see #3 Castaway Wanderers take on #2 Westshore RFC at Juan De Fuca recreation center this Saturday, April 27th at 12:45pm.  CW won against Seattle last weekend and will be looking to carry that momentum against Westshore. Westshore and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Jacob Bossi, running rampant! (Photo credit - John Richardson) Monday’s Musings are not exactly amusing for the writer however, in grasping for objectivity, it was a fair result to an intense and intriguing battle and if one has to end one’s campaign, it was honest effort and desire. A...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                    Chips Down!UBC and CW men will replay this Saturday in a game which is for all the marbles.  The outcome will see a “go on, or golf!  Last week, UBC, led by Takoda McMullin, blasted out of the blocks and certainly appeared to...


SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

JOHNNY SHEPHERD AWARD WINNERS - Frankie & Mike ROAD WARRIORS CW Premier Women have not announced their starters but the squad incudes some solid ammunition!  The likes of Zodichi (Rookie of the Year), Chanelle Challenger, Hill-Huse, Belchos, Samek, King, Fry, Beck, Beauchemin, Reed and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  PREMS PUSH FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONS Both teams are on the road this Saturday, the women facing Capilanos who have a five-point lead in the league over the visitors; however, CW has a game in hand.  Caps are an old nemesis for Ceedub.  CW has a superior defensive record going into this...


UNUSUAL FUNDRAISER

UNUSUAL FUNDRAISER

  Today we appeal for support for CW Girls & Boys Tour Fund.  The players have already commenced their efforts with a spring plant sale.  This Thursday an evening of Music Bingo will be hosted by the Fernwood Inn. 6:00 p.m. for a 7:00 beginning.  This event promises to be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Bring it on! Saturday’s games will see the Women’s Divvies at Nanaimo and the men at home Vs Burnaby Lake RFC. The Divvies play at 1:00 and the Prems at 2:30. It will be a critical contest for CW, with Burnaby at 8 – 3, with 40 points and CW at 5 – 6 with 29 points and Westshore (28), UBC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Castaway Wanderers Youth Rugby Tour London, England, March 2025   CWRFC is excited to announce that the club’s Juniors will be touring London next March, targeting the U16 age group for both boys and girls teams.  While CW has completed tours in the past, this tour will forge the way for...


Victoria Mini Rugby - Golden Anniversary

Victoria Mini Rugby - Golden Anniversary

Posted in Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby / Community / Mini Rugby U12 / Boys Rugby

Today is an opportunity to announce a landmark achievement! Upcoming, on May 10th is a celebration of fifty years of mini rugby in GVSD #61 schools, (1972 – 2024.) The program has catered for Victoria girls and boys, being a co-gender initiative for some thirty years! The program is primarily...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                       More excellent photos, compliments, John Richardson and more can be viewed HERE REFLECTIONS Watched Saturday’s game with an old friend, former Athletic Director, and member of UVic’s, Walk of Fame (Rugby), and former Oak Bay Wanderer teammate, Mike Elcock....


Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

                          CW Matches Upcoming, Saturday.                               Women Premier Vs UBC, Windsor Park, 12:45.                Men Premier Reserve Vs UVic Norsemen, Wallace Field, UVic, 1:00.                               Men Premier Vs UVic Vikes, Wallace Field,...


UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

GAVIN KRATZ Meet Gavin Kratz, the consummate ‘Hard Hat’. Gavin is a man who has spent 15+ years on the fields of Windsor Park. He is the epitome of “CW Family”. He also epitomizes the club’s commitment to players, facilitating a pathway for their rugby development and joy of the game. He...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CARSON CLAN RETURN TO ROOTS A QUARTET OF GAMES This coming Saturday will be the highlight of the year for home games. Come early and enjoy the forecast of a sunny day. Our Premier women will be mine host as they continue to build their Tour Fund, serving both beer & burgers. The Women’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day For the Most Part Today’s blog comes from the information from others as The Ruggernut was under the weather! To kick off the day, we had women’s Divvies at United RFC where they took one on the chin, 26 – 0. Despite the loss, the team felt this was a huge improvement compared to...


Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

CW Vs WESTSHORE THIS SATURDAY The women’s teams will face off at Windsor Park at 12:45 this Saturday. Westshore, annually arise from the ashes of pre-Christmas sparse going, every February.  This year is no exception, noting their 73 – 12 win over Seattle at home last weekend. The Valkyries...


CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

Coach Denver & his U16 Boys - 1st Place ONE WEEK AGO Last weekend the Vancouver Sevens was preceded by Sevens competition for U15, U16 and U18 boys and girls on Thursday & Friday. Thirty teams from as far afield as Edmonton, Washington and Nova Scotia participated! South Island – VI Tide...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

SAVE  OR   $ELL? This night last week saw a midweek Think Tank take place, offering thoughts regarding the future of Discovery Sports Club, our rugby club’s adorned, never to be replicated and shared, ‘Spiritual Home’. The physical configuration centers around its iconic bar, compliments of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT

  An astute follower of our site made reference to the fact that Lockie Kratz's name had been omitted to follow at the Sevens this weekend.  Unfortunately, for Lockie and a couple of other teammates, they suffered serious injuries at the last tournament in Perth.  Lockie's knee was...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WINNER OF LUCKY DRAW FOR SEVENS TIX Congratulations to Fay Vintcent who won tickets to the Vancouver Sevens this weekend after purchasing a table of ten for our upcoming Fun(d)raiser on May 10th. If you missed the lucky draw, don't miss the event! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE The event will have...


MIDTOWN VICTORIA - OFFICE SPACE IN HERITAGE BUILDING

MIDTOWN VICTORIA - OFFICE SPACE IN HERITAGE BUILDING

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Commercial space for rent on the second floor of a heritage house, minutes from the heart of downtown. The second floor consists of four private commercial spaces, a shared two-piece bathroom and a shared common area which is used as a waiting room/lunchroom. The second floor is only accessible...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...