CW Senior Women's program
Castaway Wanderers Women’s program is entering its seventh year since it’s inaugural season (2015/2016). At the outset of the girls and women’s program development, the goal has always been to develop a female pathway from minis rugby through the senior division. Pre-COVID, the program boasted 2 women's teams (Premier, Div 1) and we will be striving to meet that level again. For the upcoming season, we will begin with 1 senior team and will align with the development league for the fall. This team reflects the club’s commitment to the continued growth of the female game at Castaway Wanderers.
Catie McNally – Catie will head up the coaching staff this year. She has taken on this role, following a very successful tenure that the club had with Jess Dovanne for many seasons. Catie is a player of outstanding level of ability and achievement. She was a member of the club's inaugural Provincial championship team, Catie was a standout at USPORT (formerly CIS) with the Guelph Gryphons and National 15's player with a number of caps at the Senior and Maple Leaf levels. Upon her return to Victoria, three seasons back, she joined the Tricolors and has now attained the top coaching spot. All returning and new players will be recipients of Catie's attention and considerable skills. Catie reminds, that all abilities will be given equal attention.
In addition, we are very happy to see the return of our Super Manager, Chris Shepherd (Super Fan and mum of Adrienne). We can again count on stalwart game-day support from John Sheridan. Big thanks to this management team that looks after all of the details and makes the coaches jobs so much easier !
The women's Rep on the CW Board will be Jess Nixon a respected representative by her peers. Thank you, Jess.
All of our coaches in our Women's program are Level 1 or higher, certified NCCP level coaches and have a broad variety of experience in both youth and senior coaching levels.
Coaching philosophy and approach
While we are proud of the program’s achievements (Rugby Canada awards, representation at regional, provincial and national levels), the club is focused on growth of the female game. Our focus is to develop athletes of all levels and experience and to continue to have the program grow and thrive at the youth and senior levels.
The female program within CW has come a long way in the last 10 years and the continued growth of the female game continues drive our program to innovate and support this growth effectively.
Details on our training times/location. If you have any questions about our program, please contact us at the e-mail below.
Training times and locations:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7:30 to 9:00pm @ Windsor Park, commencing September 7th.
- Women’s games – Saturdays, normal game time of 11:15am (sometimes scheduled at 11:00/11:30am)
Any inquiries can be made at
CW players and coaches involved in the last Western Championship for both BC and Wolfpack teams
Practice Times/Locations & TeamSnap link
|Practice / Games||Location||Time|
|Tuesday||Windsor Park||7:15pm - 8:45pm|
|Thursday||Windsor Park||7:15pm - 8:45pm|
|Games - Saturday||Windsor Park or Opposing team field||11:15am - 12:45pm|