Monday, October 31, 2005

Castaways Club

Mark Wyatt will be honoured and inducted into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday November 22 at the Victoria Conference Centre. This gala event will include a Champagne Reception at 6:00pm followed by Dinner & Award Presentations at 7:00pm. Tickets are $135.00 (charitable tax receipt available for portion of ticket price) and can be purchased by calling 721-7445 or Mark Wyatt will be honoured and inducted into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday November 22 at the Victoria Conference Centre. This gala event will include a Champagne Reception at 6:00pm followed by Dinner & Award Presentations at 7:00pm. Tickets are $135.00 (charitable tax receipt available for portion of ticket price) and can be purchased by calling721-7445 or email: . Please indicate you are attending insupport of Mark Wyatt to assist with seating arrangements. Mark Wyatt, Rugby Bachelor of Education 1989 Master of Education (Physical Education) 1996 Mark Wyatt played for Vikes Rugby from 1982-87, helping to set the stage for his skills to truly emerge against the world's toughest competition. A highly skilled, prolific kicker, Mark played for Team Canada in the 1987 and 1991 World Cup competitions. He was the captain of the 1991 team, leading Canada to its best-ever performance at the World Cup with a quarter-final 26-0 victory over Scotland. He set a Canadian record in 1987 against Ireland when he scored 21 points, including a 6-for-6 penalty kick performance. In his university career, Mark earned UVic's Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year honours in 1986. He is also a two-time winner of the Victoria Male Athlete of the Year, a member of the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame and was selected one of Victoria's top 100 athletes of the 20th century. Tickets are moving fast and seating is limited.....if you are interested in attending please make contact right away.
For all your CW Rugby News link via http://www.cwrugby.com/. Please indicate you are attending insupport of Mark Wyatt to assist with seating arrangements.Mark Wyatt, Rugby Bachelor of Education 1989 Master of Education (Physical Education) 1996 Mark Wyatt played for Vikes Rugby from 1982-87, helping to set the stage for his skills to truly emerge against the world's toughest competition. A highly skilled, prolific kicker, Mark played for Team Canada in the 1987 and1991 World Cup competitions. He was the captain of the 1991 team, leadingCanada to its best-ever performance at the World Cup with a quarter-final 26-0 victory over Scotland. He set a Canadian record in 1987 against Ireland when he scored 21 points, including a 6-for-6 penalty kick performance. In his university career, Mark earned UVic's Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year honours in 1986. He is also a two-time winner of the Victoria Male Athlete of the Year, a member of the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame and was selected one of Victoria's top 100 athletes of the 20th century. Tickets are moving fast and seating is limited.....if you are interested in attending please make contact right away.


For all your CW Rugby News link via http://www.cwrugby.com/

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Castaways Club

Under sunny skies...yes, no rain, just sun today....the Firsts had a grand day vs Comox RFC who were great lads, driving many hours to get in a game at Windsor Park.
The Comox team is to be commended for their combination of junior and senior players; for their exciting neversaydie play; and for their rugby sportsmanship.....may their Club program flourish for many seasons to come.
CW 29 Comox 7

The CW stepped up again in the front row...with several lads away or unavailable for other reasons.....Josh Handysides proved his ''rugby flexibility'' once again and took a few stitches to boot! (although no ''boot'' was involved) Guido showed up to prop if and when needed for CW...and he was needed, well done Guido. Even Dean Parchumchuk go into the front row act...and at 6' 5" he was a sight to see squeezed in up front.
Chris Horsely, working on his skills pre Bermuda trip, put in a few good minutes....as did a couple of young CW's Riis and Johnny.
5 good tries were scored by the home team, one of which featured Jason Callioux who we will see more of in the second half of the season! Other tries were scored by Johnny Inoke, Omar Thomas, John Langdon and The Commissioner.
Well done to all the lads for their success....esp those who took in all the Halloween Friday evening festivities and then showed up on time to play a full 80!

Two games coming up this Saturday Nov 5th......Firsts will play Port Alberni 1pm Ko at Velox field as the game opener for the Elite CW vs V V also Velox field. Watch the CW web site for possible field changes due to weather.
Catch all your CW rugby news, player bios, photos, and mini rugby stuff at cwrugby.com

Till next Saturday, keep your stick on the ice.

Brent Johnston

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Castaways Club

Comdined CW/VV U18's play visiting Sandbach School from England on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Windsor.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Castaways Club

Josh Dunning is looking for a bed and/or mattress as well as a chest of drawers for a room he is moving to.

email brent.johnston@shaw.ca if you can help out. Include your phone number. I or Josh will call you back.

Josh is a tall lad...about 6' 3".

Thanks, Brent.

Monday, October 24, 2005

James Bay Athletic Association 36 Castaway Wanderers 32

Nobody needed a manicure after this hard fought struggle at MacDonald Park! All nails were nibbled to the quick by nearly one thousand enthusiastic supporters of both sides. Scott Franklin burst through the JBAA defence following a lineout to score early in the game giving thoughts of victory to CW fans. He made it look easy, but tougher times were ahead. The boys in blue bounced back with two – if not attractive – well-worked pushover tries. The James Bay forwards were the difference in this encounter. After each phase of attractive running and passing rugby, the JBAA pack were able to slow the game down and gather themselves for a further engagement of ‘trench warfare’. Another break by Franklin sent Nathan Buckley over for a try which was converted by Chuck Baumberg. Sipili Molia split the JBAA defence with a sparkling run that put Tony LaCarte into the endzone for five points. The opposition replied with a kick ahead that was mishandled and resulted in a try for James Bay. It was 19 – 20 at the half for CW.
The second half had the upperhand being constantly exchanged. The hosts tried an unfortunate tap penalty in front of their own posts from which they lost possession through bad-handling and CW scored and converted. From near the CW line, JBAA wound around the front of a lineout and touched down in the corner. Shortly after this the most exciting spell of dexterous passing spun the ball with great speed across the field for Derek Daypuck to score. Someone in the crowd was thinking that this might seal the final result. Was I the only one? A scything run by the rangy JBAA centre threequarter, Geoff Warden, who was blessed by a nifty break and pass by Jared Barker, took the dark blues to their opponents goal line. The move was crowned with a try. To round out their dour and gutsy performance, the Bay Boys of Bear Mountain elbowed the Penny Farthing sponsored team from the Castaway Wanderers out of the running with a final try from Pat Dunkley. It was converted from the sideline to add the final word to a great afternoon’s rugby football.
The next meeting of these two well-coached teams which is on November 26th is eagerly awaited!

Thanks, Clarkey. ........and so, JBA retains bragging rights for now, as spectators did not see the hoped for upset however, there will be other days.
A special note of thanks to fans. It was very gratifying to see so many CW supporters at the game......lots of new faces. All local clubs ask for a "gate donation" of $5 to view the games. We ask CW supporters to please honor this as it is another part of keeping clubs financially solvent.

James Bay Athletic Association 36 Castaway Wanderers 32

Nobody needed a manicure after this hard fought struggle at MacDonald Park! All nails were nibbled to the quick by nearly one thousand enthusiastic supporters of both sides. Scott Franklin burst through the JBAA defence following a lineout to score early in the game giving thoughts of victory to CW fans. He made it look easy, but tougher times were ahead. The boys in blue bounced back with two – if not attractive – well-worked pushover tries. The James Bay forwards were the difference in this encounter. After each phase of attractive running and passing rugby, the JBAA pack were able to slow the game down and gather themselves for a further engagement of ‘trench warfare’. Another break by Franklin sent Nathan Buckley over for a try which was converted by Chuck Baumberg. Sipili Molia split the JBAA defence with a sparkling run that put Tony LaCarte into the endzone for five points. The opposition replied with a kick ahead that was mishandled and resulted in a try for James Bay. It was 19 – 20 at the half for CW.
The second half had the upperhand being constantly exchanged. The hosts tried an unfortunate tap penalty in front of their own posts from which they lost possession through bad-handling and CW scored and converted. From near the CW line, JBAA wound around the front of a lineout and touched down in the corner. Shortly after this the most exciting spell of dexterous passing spun the ball with great speed across the field for Derek Daypuck to score. Someone in the crowd was thinking that this might seal the final result. Was I the only one? A scything run by the rangy JBAA centre threequarter, Geoff Warden, who was blessed by a nifty break and pass by Jared Barker, took the dark blues to their opponents goal line. The move was crowned with a try. To round out their dour and gutsy performance, the Bay Boys of Bear Mountain elbowed the Penny Farthing sponsored team from the Castaway Wanderers out of the running with a final try from Pat Dunkley. It was converted from the sideline to add the final word to a great afternoon’s rugby football.
The next meeting of these two well-coached teams which is on November 26th is eagerly awaited!

Thanks, Clarkey. ........and so, JBA retains bragging rights for now, as spectators did not see the hoped for upset however, there will be other days.
A special note of thanks to fans. It was very gratifying to see so many CW supporters at the game......lots of new faces. All local clubs ask for a "gate donation" of $5 to view the games. We ask CW supporters to please honor this as it is another part of keeping clubs financially solvent.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Castaways Club

Fans, friends, CW Rugby;
Firstly welcome to a number of new names that we have been able to add to our e-communication this week. Many of you are alumni of either Castaways or Wanderers, we welcome you to the CW family with apologies that we have not communicated before. We also welcome the CW Minis Family - parents of the 116 girls and boys we have registered between the ages of seven and fourteen in our weekly program at Windsor.

This Saturday at McDonald Park in James Bay the CW Sr First Division and Ellite teams do battle against James Bay at 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. James Bay lead the League in both Divisions although CW Ellites are also undefeated. Many of the Provincial pundits have suggested that the Bays will fight out the title with Capilano this season, an on-line poll seems to give little credit to CW having any say in this matter as well. CW will be fielding four National team players who will be doing battle against France and Rumania in two week's time and they, along with their team mates in both grades, will most definitely have something to say about these predictions.

We ask you to come out and support both teams if you are able. Certainly the main game, if you can only make one. This local Derby between these two clubs has seen some classic matches over many years. We encourage parents to bring out the kids. We are pretty confident that they will see a great exhibition of how the game can be played. See you on the sidelines.
Macca

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Castaways Club on Discovery

Halloween at the Club, always a big night of fun.
Friday October 28th has been set as the date....8pm till closing hour.
Tickets are available now at the Club for $5. DJ on site to ensure the best music!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Castaway Wanderers v. Cowichan Saturday 15th October at Windsor Park.
After a two week lay-off it was most important that CW would quickly get down to the business of preparing for the upcoming local derby fixture against James Bay next Saturday. This was probably unfortunate for Cowichan who may have hoped to enjoy the glorious condition of the sun- drenched turf of Windsor Park with a competitive afternoon of ‘Elite Division’ rugby.

In fact Cowichan did not ever flinch from the task of defending bravely against what became a tsunami of fifteen tries from the well-drilled CW team. Their number eight, Barrie was conspicuous in defence with an exciting touchline tackle on Ken Goodland. Every tackle made by the ‘Green Piggies’ (as they are known in the Valley of the Sun) was thwarted by deft handling of the ball from man to man by their opposition. However any meaningful attack by the visitors was absent.

Scott Franklin led the CW scorers with four tries and was clearly hard to bring down when close to the line. It was a true team effort with eleven players on the scoring honour roll. For Cowichan, their flyhalf Patterson kicked a lone penalty goal.
Although Cowichan defended tigerishly, James Bay will offer a different form of animal next Saturday.

Scorers; Tries - Franklin 4; La Carte 2; Molia 2; Osbourne 2; Nadeau, Dodds, Goodland, Witkowski, Daypuck singles
Goals - Baumberg 6; Molia 4. COWICHAN: Pen goal, Neil Patterson.
Sincerely, David N. Clarke,
Public Relations at The Butchart Gardens

Thanks to Dave for this report. As President of CW, I must report that I was very disappointed that we could only muster twelve supporters to the Penny for pre-game luncheon last Saturday. It is frustrating to work so hard and encounter such little response! The Elite team for the day was there to a man to meet and briefly fraternise. This year CW has a very good rugby product that we are putting out in both grades but it is vital that supporters get off their collective duffs and be at the games. 'Noddy' Gallagher has taken it on himself to get thirty different people to games and that's the style we need. There is a great opportunity for redemption this Saturday when the clash of the Titans will take place at McDonald. Come early and support the firsts as well.
Macca

Friday, October 14, 2005

Club Dues

CLUB "DUES."Many people have been asking about annual "dues". These memberships are for the Discovery Sports Club, not CWRFC and cost $80. The funds go the the upkeep of the Clubhouse (the social heart of any rugby side), events for members, etc.. Ian Jones will be at the game on Saturday collecting Social dues. He will be located in the pavilion during the half-time of both Firsts and Premiers. Cash, cheque or Credit card accepted.>Clubhouse hours are posted on the DSC website at www.discoverysportsclub.com. There is usually a fire in the hearth and a cold pint after the games. We would love to see you there.

Lou Webster,
President DSC

Monday, October 10, 2005

Friends and fans of CW Rugby;

Make a note on your calendar NOW!!! Saturday 15th our first Alumni Booster Luncheon. We've organised for 10% off baron of beef at The Penny. So beer and baron it is. Arrive around 11:30 for pre-game Guiness and we'll have some of our new players to drop in to meet you on their way to the Park. Meander down to support The Firsts in their efforts to conquer the Valleymen from Cowichan. The Premiers will be out to set the record straight about what it is they can really do when they are at full strength. Cowichan has certainly been creating some waves in their resurgence and full credit to them. We will also be making a special presentation to our major sponsor, Matt McNeill around 12:30. Matt has been marvellous in his support of CW rugby. Spread the word amongst your old mates.....although we think that we have most of you on the e-list, better yet, bring along a non-rugby friend. The train is on a roll but we need your support. Happy Thanksgiving.

Macca

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