Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rugby


FYI....recently received this note re referee training.....each Club strives to id supporters and players who would like to be involved. It is key to running our games, particularly at junior levels. If you're looking for a way to ''give back'' to your sport.....looking for a motivation to stay fit....here is one opportunity. Please consider. Let me know via email if interested or want to discuss.

Brent Johnston
Director Rugby Operations, CWRFC

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3. VIRU/VIRRS Level 1 Referee Training.

Last year, our VIRU clubs were very successful in covering all our Div. 3 games (and some others) through our "Club Refs Program"! You will recall that we started this program with a Saturday training session at MacDonald Park in September that was attended by 12 potential referees.

This year, at least initially, we are going to be tight on refs - and it is important that we do this program again - and even expand it!

Andrew and I have had talks with new BCRRS President John de Goede - and with our Island's VIRRS. As a result, we are jointly offering a "Friday Night - Saturday morning Level 1 referee training session on August 24 and 25 at SMUS. (BC Rugby News got it wrong. This is Level 1 training - not Level 2.)

Level 1 certification will give you more knowledge than only the Saturday field session we had next year - and will reduce liability for all in the event of a catastrophic accident on the field.

Persons who take the course are not required to join the VIRRS, and can simply choose to continue refing when their club needs them - although with refs at upper levels in short supply, we hope some will join the VIRRS.

It is planned to repeat the course in Nanaimo - probably on September 7/8.

We are asking each club in the VIRU to send at least three folks to either the Victoria or Nanaimo session - and to pay the $20 per person fee for these aspiring refs!

Please get back to me on this with names by August 10th - and we will pass them to our referee brethren who are facilitating the course.

I will also be contacting clubs re. fast tracking several persons who have been identified as potential referees.

Phil Meyer
VIRU

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Easter Seal 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

Hello all. I am writing to inform you that the VIRRS are planning on holding
a Rugby Canada Level 2 referee certification course in Victoria at St.
Michaels University School on Friday evening August 24th 6-9pm and Saturday
August 25th morning 9am- 1pm.
The cost for this course will be $20 in order to pay for the course
materials and course expenses. Cheques are payable in to the BCRRS.
If you wish to attend the course, please contact prior to Monday August 20th
to VIRRS President Bruce Kuklinski (bkuklins@smus.ca).
It is hoped that all clubs will forward this message to all interested
members. We are in a crisis in terms of refereeing numbers on the Island and
it is hoped that this course will help alleviate the problem.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friends of CW:

It is with pleasure and a sense of excitement, that CW announces its new Head Coach for the coming season - Lee Lindwall. Lee comes to Victoria via way of Sakatchewan and Australia and last season he was part of the CW program, stepping up significantly in support of Mayzer, when HC Spence began his health battle.

Lee played both codes in Oz - League and Union. He taught and coached at Sydney Boys High School, earning his coaching paper work with the NSWRU, and coaching the school's First XV in the prestigious GPS competition. Recently, he has spent four years in Saskatchewan prior to his now permanent residency in Victoria. He coached the Wild Oats RFC to Provincial Championships, was the Assistant Coach with the Prairie Fire for two seasons in the RCSL and Head Coach of Saskatchewan's U 21 team. He also served as YDO and Technical Director for the SRU.

CW looks to Lee to pick up where Spence left off, in adding strength and support to its 8 to 18 program, as well as his leadership for our Senior Mens Teams. Lee will now join Brent in work to put the pieces of the puzzle together for the coming season.

In the words of the Moody Blues, (the what???)
"Keep the faith" and have a GREAT summer.

Macca, (Past Prez.)

Friday, July 06, 2007





Classy Caddys Car Show at the Fort


Fort Rodd Heritage Park,


Victoria, British Columbia.


July 8, 2007 at 10:00am.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Victoria Cricket

Mumbai, July 3
The Indian cricket fraternity today expressed grief at the passing away of former Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai and paid glowing tributes to the "courageous batsman" who was largely responsible for India's historic 1971 series triumph in the West Indies.
Cricket Board president Sharad Pawar said Sardesai's death was an irreparable loss to Mumbai and Indian cricket.
ICC new President

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman David Morgan has been confirmed as president elect of the game's world governing body.Welshman Morgan will take over as head of the International Cricket Council next May and serve until 2010. The 69-year-old's appointment was approved at the ICC executive board's annual conference at Lord's.

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