Showing posts from October, 2006


Dear Castaway-Wanderer,
As many of you know the club has lately undertaken an initiative called “Stand up for
Sean Corner”. This has been done to support a young man in Hamilton, Ontario, who
recently broke his back playing the sport that we all love. Sean has had much of his
capacity taken from him, and now faces the prospects of life in a wheelchair, and both the
emotional and lifestyle changes that come with such a significant injury.
Our congratulations comes to you as a result of the club members; through the silent
auction, live player auction, personal and corporate contributions, raising a considerable
amount of money for this young man and his family. The money will go to assisting
Sean and his family with his rehabilitation and adjustment to his new life. Well done to
everyone, this is a tremendous accomplishment, and we think that we can all walk tall
knowing that we have banded together to help a friend in need.
Our sincere thanks go to everyone on this initiative. We are thankful for…



Despite giving up two golden opportunities with the tryline wide open in the first half, CW found themselves relatively close on the score board. Although only trailing 5-9, a significant number of penalties at the breakdown had been committed. Early in the second half CW received a yellow card for yet another infraction and this was truly the turning point. With big Ben Peterson showing his class, James Bay very quickly turned their forays into points with hard running, good support and they raced to a 21-5 lead. The sword had been driven and skewered!!! CW succumbed to the pace and power and found themselves ambling in the closing ten minutes. Quite a rugby clinic from the James Bay Ones with a final score of 36-5 to the visitors.

The game was only five minutes old when a classic Graf dummy and solid burst by Molia resulted in slow ruck ball and a good pattern was produced by CW which saw Goodland at the bottom of the he…


Fall Rugby at the Strath
The Strathcona is ready (YES), willing (DEFINITELY) and able (OF COURSE) to screen the iRB Fall Test Rugby matches. If the rugby community would be willing to support such a venture, we need fifty (50) patrons to pay fifty ($50) dollars each for a series pass. This will cover the cost of the cable feed. "Walk-ins" on the day will be charged $20. If there were any profits, these $’s will go to the VIRU Junior Rugby Development program. We ask for your support and immediate replies to Nick Fairhurst, We have to reach fifty (50) committed patrons by Friday October 27th. for this venture to be a “go”. If we don’t get fifty (50) committed patrons then we cannot go ahead and show these games. Ask your friends - spread the word.

Schedule of Games at Strath

SUN 5 NOV ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND 12 noon Doors @ 11:45am




Still have a couple of players looking for a room...a place to stay.
Let me know if you can help...have any ideas...any connections.



Just a brief update of club news and a reminder of upcoming events...........

We dip the lid to our team of the week - U 19's under the guidance of Roggie and the safe hands of Kevin Poole, these guys mustered 25 for their roadie to Port Alberni last Sunday. This was in spite of losing their two opening competition matches by a considerable margin, to boot, the majority of the players are still eligible for U 17!! Through dense fog over the Hat, the parade arrived and kicked off against the burly opposition. Cut to the chase - CW 47 - Port 0. Parent of the week - Pat Trelawney....the same man who played #10 for Canada many moons ago. Pat had his twin towers playing soccer in Duncan and as their team mates ran off after the game (a victory), the boys ran off to dad's to Port Alberni. Connor describes their arrival as co-inciding with a swerving run by 'Captain Crowe' ending in a tally! That's the CW Spirit. Way to go, guys.

The reminder is for…


CW vs COWICHAN - CW Report

In his pre-game, program welcome, Cowichan President, John James reminded the faithful that the last time CW visited Piggie Park, it resulted in a Home victory and that no doubt, this year would present considerable challenge for the Home team/s. His words proved prophetic but it was not without challenge from the new generation of Moss, Garside, Hale, James and Goodmundseth aided by the customary Valley spirit!

FIRST GRADE: Cowichan appeared to be cautiously confident and enthusiastically involved, Battie at #10, testing with the boot, pace on the wings and good defensive work were the basis of them seeking their first win after three close losses in the competition. It was no fluke that they led 5 - 3 at the half.

After resumption, an early penalty, followed by a pushover scrum and the visitors started to take control. When a Cowichan clearing kick was blocked, for a converted try, it added to CW's confidence. On this day, extremely dissapointing hand…
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A great opportunity for ALL FORMER PLAYERS AND FANS OF CW, of any era or loyalty, to meet this year's team of CW players is upcoming. A special night is being held at Discovery Street Sports Club (aka, 'The Temple') on Thursday, 19th October. This is a special pre-James Bay event. Think about car-pooling (all of our Central Saanich and Oak Bay alumni), arrive at 8:00 p.m., re-live your own personal war stories vs The Bays and our players usually get to the club around 8:30 after training.

Thanks to the generosity of Ed Bryans, (he has donated considerable amounts of brand new stock from Erinmark days), we will be hosting a Silent Auction. Items include; jerseys, body armour, shoulder pads, balls etc. As well, Alan Rees will be conducting a live auction for a 50/50 Pool on the player who scores the first try in the Premier game on Saturday. ( A similar Velox auction last week, saw the winner walk away with $1200!) All proceeds from these events …



The CW Firsts faced the challenge of newly-promoted, Comox at Velox Field yesterday. The Valhallians had kindly changed a venue for their Firsts to accomodate CW's long awaited occupation of Windsor Park. In the early going, Captain Hodgey and "Loosie" Langdon were very prominent. Matt James added two tallies (Club leading try-scorer with five), Corey Richards, Josh Handysides and James Carson adding extras, saw the scoreline at 26 - 0 at the Interval.

The Firsts well and truly "set the table", after an early "Commish" (Way To Go, Kit!) Comox tally, when the Ones added another 22 points before Comox, never giving up, added their second try in the late going. Man-of-the-Match for CW - Welshy Jenkins for his Phil Bennett impersonation.
Scorers; James 2, Handysides, Richards, 'Seagull' Beaulac, Moser, Le May, Hodge (tries) James Carson - four converts.

The BIG GAME was abuzz with promise. It was Home Opener for the VV's, a…