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CW Rugby

CW Rugby held the Year End Player Awards Banquet last night. The well attended evening was filled with humour and tradition as player awards were given out, coaches trainers and managers recognized, concluding with a special thank you to our President Ian Macca McLean who is finishing his long term as CW Rugby President.
Ian Jones was MC and did his usual hilarious job, cutting up all in attendance without mercy...this was especially the case as he presented the annually anticipated Cruddy Awards which saw no indiscretion from the preceding season go unnoticed...some may suggest unpunished!

Award recipients:
Benknucle Award...Wes Aylward
Kiwi Cup Most Conscientious Trainer....Seamus Gay
John Morely Award for outstanding effort, without whining or complaining....Jacob Lamb
Pigs Trotter, Black Pig, Award to a forward for courageous wallowing.....Jason Hodge
Outstanding Contribution to Club Development...Spencer Robinson
Outstanding Contribution to Junior Development....Luke Kratz
MVP Juniors..…
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CW Rugby

Friends of CW;
Missing my weekly rugby fix however, am looking forward to tomorrow's game up at Herd Rd when CW's U16's take on the Cowichan lads. Cowichan, bolstered by some lads from Shawnigan, they have a very strong team this season, having given us the slip on two previous occasions. Despite this, a less than full-strength team provided a powerful second half performance last Sunday to get the black, blue and red past James Bay and I expect if Ceedub is at full strength will provide the home team with quite a surprise, as our kids have improved in leaps and bounds over the past three weeks. The team warmed up with a great night at The Temple on Wednesday when they "hoovered" some pizza, strolled the archives and viewed a slide show of their season. Worth a Sunday drive to see these boys in action.

I have attached info for the upcoming RWC in France. I have heard that there are some of you out there that may be looking for organised packages to this event. …

Easter Seals Regatta

The 11th Annual Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2007!
This unique fundraising event hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club supports children with disabilities on Vancouver Island.

CW Rugby

Another (rare - this season), great day for rugby was the backdrop to the closure of a season probably best forgotten for the Castaway Wanderers. The table was set when The Firsts ended up ahead 21 - 7 at the final whistle. Worthy of mention - the Man of the Match for CW, Matt James and the Move of the Match - a deft diagonal from the ageless, Lou Webster, taken on the fly by Rich Moser and subsequent scamper for forty under the sticks - voila!

Although not at full strength, CW started the Main Game with sustained pressure but deflated noticeably after coming away from a number of good possessions with no points. Lomas took an early chance - described in more detail by Ben, when Pat Fleck sliced in for a good try, converted by Hall. The battle between the halves and their chemistry was most interesting all day long. Graf, the warhorse, capably fed by Hall (Evan) looked like they had a Mexican standoff with their opposition until Hall sliced the defence in the late going.

CW responded wi…
Friends of CW;
Just a short note to remind you of tomorrow's fixtures. The cause of childhood cancer will be the recipient of a major portion of our gate donations and further to this, last night the generosity of the players and a few alumni, raised an amount of $660 at the players' auction (50% will go to the drive). Our opposition for the day - the Meralomas have written a cheque for $500 as well. Should you wish to donate any private sum, if the cheque is made payable to; BC Childrens Hospital Foundation, then you will be elligible for a receipt for Rev. Canada purposes. We will be presenting a cheque to the Foundation at the end of the game.

As for the games, we continue to fight the injury bug but it will be an opportunity to recognise the work of a number of players who have stepped up their personal play and goals a notch this year, to perform at the Premier level. They will not disappoint and also, an opportunity to recognise the play of carded players, Stu Ault and Cie…
Just another reminder that tomorrow evening at Discovery Sports Club at 9:00 p.m., there will be an auction to bid on the first player to score a try against Lomas on Saturday. The prize will be 50/50 of the intake. The cause is for B.C. Childrens Hospital, specifically to help youngsters diagnosed with cancer. This amount will be matched with a majority percentage from our gate-take on Saturday and a cheque will be presented after the game. last time we had a similar event to raise money for injured player Sean Corner, Jimmy Grier won in excess of $200! You have to be in it to win it!!

1. Josh Handysides; 2. Adam Hill; 3. Scott Franklin; 4. Stu Ault; 5. Andrew Mooney; 6. Jason Hodge;
7. Seamus Gay; 8. Mike Webb; 9. Evan Hall; 10. John Graf; 11. T.B.A. 12. Roger Robinson;
13. Brennan Marcoux; 14. Johnny Inoke; 15. Ciaran Hearn

Kick offs on Saturday, Firsts 1:00 p.m.; Premiers 2:30 p.m. Plan to be there to support the lads on this last game of th…
It would be great if you could show up at Windsor today, Monday, at 5pm to support Coaches Roger Robinson, Corey Richards and their lads in a U16 game tonight at Windsor 5pm.
They have done exceedingly well this season and put together impressive runs of play....check out the CW future, it is very bright.

See you there.

CW Rugby

CW 25 UBC 22....Sat April 7,2007...last game April 14th home
Friends of CW;
Tomorrow the boys are off to UBC to play a makeup game against The Birds in Premiers. We had been slated to play a catchup vs Burnaby in the Ones but had to forfeit this one for many reasons. Boys are on the 9:00 a.m. ferry and for $25 the bus will take you to their game and get you a ticket into the NA 4 game following @ TBird Stadium. The bus will depart 7:30 for 9:00 p.m. return ferry. Just show up at Schwartz Bay around 8:20 and make a day of it.

It being Easter, I suspect very few will avail themselves of the above opportunity!! So, save it until next Saturday when we play Lomas in both grades @ Windsor. We are hoping our Rep players are able to avoid injury this w/end and we can put a little hurt on Lomas! As a pre-cursor, this Thursday @ The Temple at 9:00 there will be an auction/fundraiser for the first try-scorer in the match. We have decided to dedicate gate takings for this game to Child Cancer Fund as a small token of thought for the many of Friends of CW who…
With the sun finally making an appearance for the first time in recent weeks, CW was anticipating another all out battle with the fellas from White Rock. Buoyed by the return of front row star Jon Thiel this year, Bayside were looking to improve its lot in the Premier standings and head into the playoffs on a high note. CW had other plans however and also had a few returning players looking to show their recent fitness regime had indeed been taken advantage of and that they are ready to be considered for full international duties.

The game started well for CW, securing the kick-off and immediately asking questions of the Bayside defence. Putting together about nine phases of rugby, this was perhaps CW’s best start to a game in recent memory. Unable to relieve the pressure, Bayside cracked early and couldn’t keep CW from driving over the line, only five minutes in. Seamus Gay was the scorer and it was an early indication of how involved this open side flanker was going to be on thi…

CW Rugby

Firstly, thank you for such a great show of support for the chaps on Saturday last. They certainly rewarded us with a very solid game of rugby and all and sundry left with the thought of what if....? Attached is another comprehensive report on the battle from Kenny.

Our final game of the season is back at Windsor on the 14th when the Firsts and Prems welcome another Mainland rival, the Lomas. We will be giving all of the funds donated at the gate on that day to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. The boys travel to Vancouver this Saturday to play make-up games against Burnaby (Firsts) and UBC (Prems). Both games will take place at UBC.

Last Sunday our Juniors saw action at Shawnigan, where U10's to U14's competed with Island and Mainland teams. All of our kids showed that our program is matching or leading the way with talent development at these age groups. Our U16's had a good win over JBAA by a score of 33 to 7. The U16's will now take on JBAA again in the semis. …