Our People

Brian Huse

Club President

  Suffice to say, his recent volunteering for and election to this position did not come about naively! His ten years of involvement since registering his daughter in Age Grade rugby has covered everything from soup to nuts, ensuring he knew what he was volunteering for and...
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Erin Vipond

Vice President

Erin joined with CWRFC about five years back when she became involved, coaching her daughters at the U10 – U14 age grade level. At that time, she worked with Ed Knaggs, Aaron Cook and Olly Winser. Erin is a former player who played her rugby on the East coast and is an active member of...
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Jon Donald

Corporate Secretary

Jon Donald (“JD”) has an affiliation with the Club dating back to the pre-merger Oak Bay Wanderers days when he played with a few of the Carson brothers, Gareth Rees, and many other long-termers, including the still-active Don Swainson. He is also the proud father of a...
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Club Treasurer

Vacant

A massive shout-out to Jason Lewis who held this position for three terms of office, ensuring the club was on stable footing.  


Ken Goodland

CW Director of Rugby

Ken started his coaching journey with CW and now, some twenty years later, he is honoured for this opportunity to come "full circle".  Ken notes; "I look forward to supporting all of our players and coaches in pursuit of their goals and dreams and to continue to build the program to be...
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Jessica Hardy

Director - Senior Women's Representative

Jess began her rugby career in Manitoba. She has played for multiple clubs across Western Canada and has finally settled in Victoria with the Castaway Wanderers. As a Junior player she participated in the U-19 Rugby Canada development program and has played provincially for Manitoba...
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Brandon Gerhardt

Director - Men's Player Representative & U19 Boys Head Coach

As one of the few Victoria-born members of CW, Brandon began his "career" in the Junior program under the tutelage of a cadre of notable coaches, including Ken Goodland, and Seamus Gay. Graduating to the senior men's side in 2008, Brandon "The Queen" experienced many highs and lows with...
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Olly Winser

Director - Girls Youth Program & U19 Girls Head Coach

Olly will not only be on point for all of our Girl's Age Grade programs, he will once again, specifically serve as Head Coach for the Girl's U19 team. Olly, a native of Montreal, came to our program from UVIC over seven years ago.  As an education student, he began working with our...
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Byron Mcallister

Director - Junior Boys

In 2020 Byron moves into the role of Junior Boys Co-Ordinator overseeing the development of the U15, U17 & U19 programs. Byron currently has two sons moving through the minis and junior programs. After 7 years of watching from the sidelines, he has decided to get more involved. In his...
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Dave Hill

Director - Mini Rugby Program

David is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute BC, holds a Master of Science from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of PE from the University of Calgary. He brings over 20 years of coaching experience in alpine skiing and rugby, where he coached...
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Caitlin McNally

Head Coach - Premier Senior Women

Caitie first discovered rugby in high school in Guelph, Ontario, where she quickly fell in love with the community and competition that comes with the sport. She continued on to play for the University of Guelph where she was fortunate to Captain her varsity team and win a National CIS...
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Christine Shepherd

Manager - Senior Women's teams

Originally from Creston, B.C., Christine grew up playing as many sports as she had time for. Though her enthusiasm sometimes made up for a lack of natural skill, two exceptions were cross country running and curling, and she competed in both at the provincial level before becoming a...
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Ken Goodland

Head Coach - Premier Senior Men

Ken's outstanding playing career, coupled with his technical certification and experience at the National Youth level, make him a most valuable comodity to CW.  His recent appointment to the club's new role of Director of Rugby is worthy credit to his many skills and...
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Doug Hepp

Assistant Coach - Premier Men; Forwards and Set Piece

'Heppy' has been a long-time member of the club, going back to 1995.  He has represented the Prairie Fire and the VIRU Crimson Tide in the days of the BC Super League.  He had a stint in the UK and was a member of the Dorking RFC when that club won a Second Tier Championship. ...
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Doug Wooldridge

Men's Program - Scrum Mentor

Doug is a former NSMT player with 23 caps.  He hung his hat with CW following his graduation from UVic some years back and has been true blue ever since, believng in what the club stands for.  He has played in France with Clermont and thus knows all of the dark arts of French FRF...
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Brent Johnston

Manager; Senior Men's Teams

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Brent really is the "backbone" of our club in many ways.  He is the main contact person for any inquiries about senior men's rugby or any general inquiries that cannot...
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Bill Hutchinson

Manager; Senior Men's Teams

Bill Hutchinson has quietly slipped under the radar around CW. For many a year, Bill was involved with the Ebb Tide, taking his turn there with the Presidency. Some six years back, Bill was seen on the sidelines and he was soon co-opted into a role! It started with giving senior men’s...
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Clayton Daum

Head Coach Mini Rugby

Clayton Daum has returned to CW Rugby after a short hiatus to focus on his young family to coach with the mini-rugby program and play 3rd Division rugby. A former CW Premier player, he has coached high school rugby for almost 15 years and was involved with several representative age grade...
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David Hume

U9 Minis

  David Hume is co-coach of the U9 girls and boys team. Having learned coaching under the tutelage of the great Tom Brown, David is always inspired helping our club’s youngest players connect with the fun of rugby. David has been a player in clubs in Ontario and New Zealand, and...
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Ian Hickman

U11 Minis

Ian will work with Dave Hill at this age level for the season.  The long and short of this duo is that they offer a balanced approach to ‘rugby instruction’ and ‘rugby play’ which is vital to engaging youth of this age. Hickman’s credentials come...
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Chris May

Girls Program Head Coach

Chris "Mayzer" May has a long history with CW.   Chris's career came to an untimely end when he served as Captain of the original Pacific Pride players under the tutelage of Canadian NSMT's Coach,  Dave Clarke.  This SMU grad was a U23 Canada representative player...
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Ed Knaggs

Girls Program Head Coach

Ed Knaggs has had a long association with CW as both a player and now stalwart coach in the mini and girl's program.  He was born in Trinidad, grew up in Nova Scotia and made his way out to BC when he graduated from Dalhousie Engineering. Ed has played a special role in the girls program as...
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Emily Samek

U14 Girls Head Coach

National Team member entering her 2nd year as coach of our U14 team.  More detailed bio forthcoming.


Renee Cook

U14 Girls Assistant Coach

The newest addition to our coaching staff, Renee is a graduate of our Junior Girls Program. Having represented the club at the junior regional, provincial and national levels, Renee will be playing senior rugby this coming fall. She will be juggling her school, playing and coaching...
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Shane Muldrew

U16 Girls Head Coach

  Shane is a Victoria local and started playing rugby in Grade 6. He still laces up his cleats occasionally for Ebb Tide RFC’s Over 40’s, however coaching is where he prioritizes most of his rugby time. Shane is a stalwart of both the boys and girls coaching groups at the...
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Kolji Zolbrod

U16 Girls Assistant Coach

Another dedicated rugby dad, Koji has been involved in rugby for the past 35 years. Having played for the Vikes in the 90's and having his career cut short by an injury, he turned to coaching instead. He had been involved as a coach for the Vikes for over ten years; put in a five-year stint at...
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Olly Winser

U19 Girls Head Coach

Olly is a teacher by profession, working in the Sooke District with an impressive coaching resume. He has made significant contributions at the club, school, regional (Tide) and provincial (BC) teams. This will be Olly's fourth year with the U19's and he will be paired with our stalwart...
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Aaron Cook

U19 Girls Assistant Coach

Aaron joins us from a land down under (NZ) and has true Kiwi rugby credentials.   Aaron began playing rugby at age 4 and played school, and regional representative rugby in the Hamilton area of New Zealand.   He is a current player with the Ebb Tide and plays in touch...
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Morgan Tate

U15 Boys Head Coach

Morgan has been an outstandng player and a product of the CW s "system".  He captained a CW BC Championship team at the U19 level before graduating to the University Vikes program, coached by his dad, Doug.  Morgan played on a Canada University Championship side whilst at...
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Darren Johnson

U17 Boys Head Coach

Darren Johnston was introduced to rugby while attending high school in New Zealand in the 1980’s. He played rugby for the Navy and also represented the Forces in soccer and sailing and eventually coached Rugby 7’s and 15’s teams during various overseas...
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Duanne Adsett

U17 Boys Team Manager


Brandon Gerhardt

U19 Boys Head Coach

Brandon has been with CW for as long as most can remember.  He had a stint on the Priaries where he played Rep rugby and has now returned and settled here with family, work and allegiance to his old club. Whilst in Red Deer he assisted coaching club rugby and is now transferring his...
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Alistair Howes

U19 Boys Assistant Coach

Despite being a 'rookie' coach, Alistair's degree in Philosophy will stand him in good stead.  Since joining CW this young man's attitude, enthusiasm and work ethic have impressed.  DoR, Ken, will be working to mentor the U19 coaches as the club realizes the importance of...
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Crystal Stove

U19 Boys Team Manager