The Seattle Saracens are proud to have been an elite rugby club in Seattle since 1966 – over 50 years of providing opportunities, both on and off the field. In addition to our Men’s and Women’s rugby program, our community mission is to enrich the lives of young people through our inclusive rugby and community outreach programs.
The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Football Club (N.H.R.F.C.) has a history of over 125 years.
It has been operating at its current location at Pioneer Park on Dover Road since 1968.
NHFRC IS THE SECOND OLDEST RUGBY CLUB IN WESTERN CANADA SECOND ONLY TO
James Bay Athletic Association Established: 1886 IN: Victoria, BC
THE NHRFC IS A PART OF THE British Columbia Rugby Union (BCRU), the provincial administrative body for rugby union in British Columbia. The BCRU consists of nine sub-unions (Hornets play in the Vancouver Island Rugby Union) and 65 clubs ACROSS BC. Each is responsible for the organization and operation of their club. Originally organized in New Westminster in 1889 where Alfred St. George Hamersley, the former England rugby union captain and recent immigrant to Vancouver, and member of Vancouver Football (Rugby) Club, became the first President. The same man is credited with founding the first Amateur Athletic Club in British Columbia.
- Established: 1888 Originally the Nanaimo Rovers (1 year before the BCRU started)
- City: Nanaimo, BC
- Home: Pioneer Park
- Divisions: First’s, Third’s, Senior women’s, Over 40’s, Junior’s (13-19), and mini’s (5-12)
- Total membership is on average 250 each year
- Colours: Black and Yellow
Located in the heart of Kitsilano in Vancouver BC, the Meralomas have a team for you, whether it be competitive or social, mens or womens, juniors, minis or even older.
JBAA welcomes young men and women who enjoy team athletics, as well as social members who enjoy association with sport. We emphasize athletic excellence, integrity, playing for each other, and development of friendships within our JBAA family that, in many cases, last for a lifetime.
CW Rugby has a long, storied history in British Columbia Canada. Our journey dates back over 100 years. The club is the amalgamation of the Oak Bay Wanderers (founded 1912) and the Castaway (founded 1965) Rugby organizations in 1989. The Club proudly displays BC Championship banners from 1999 to 2002, three consecutive seasons of interlock play involving Vancouver Island and Mainland clubs- a feat accomplished by only one other BC Club – and another BC Championship in 2011. Whether it is via Club tours of visiting teams of all ages, the National Senior Men’s Team members, players from coast to coast and internationally, or CW players currently on professional contracts, the Castaway Wanderers name and brand is known across Canada and around the world. It is a respected Club of choice for local players, national team players and international players looking to play on the West Coast of Canada.
The Capilano Rugby Football Club was formed in 1969 after the amalgamation of the North Shore All-Blacks and the West Vancouver Barbarians, two teams that had been playing locally since the 1930s.
From its humble beginnings playing on “borrowed” fields and using a small second-floor warehouse space at the bottom of Lonsdale as a clubhouse, the Capilano club took steps to move forward and secure permanent grounds with an adjoining clubhouse. In 1982 a deal was struck with West Vancouver District to designate Klahanie Park the home of North Shore Rugby. “Klahanie” in the local First Nations dialect means “Welcome”.
After ongoing numerous renovations and improvements, the clubhouse and field facilities have become the park of choice for hosting major games in British Columbia. In the past few years Klahanie has been used for a variety of B.C. representative, Canada Junior and other feature matches. Test sides from Canada, Japan, Georgia, the United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong and England have all used its grounds and clubhouse for training.
In the 1990s the Capilano club focused its attention on growing the player development base from within. Unlike other clubs in B.C. that rely on recruiting players from other clubs or regions, our players help coach students at almost every rugby-playing high school on the North Shore and encourage them to come down to the club and play in what has now become the strongest junior program in Canada. As a direct result of this investment in local youth rugby, the 2003-’04, 2004-’05 and 2011-’12 seasons saw the Capilano Premier Men’s side claim provincial championship titles, while the Capilano Premier Women’s squad also claimed West Coast Women’s Rugby Association championship crowns in 2003-’04 and 2009-’10.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of rugby on the North Shore, the Club has undertaken the steps to improve the facilities — doubling the size of the clubhouse, adding a new bar and kitchen, change rooms and showers and upstairs washrooms.
Capilano Rugby – Club Presidents
1969 – 1971 Bill Ewing
1971 – 1975 Bucky Ellison
1975 – 1977 Jeremy Dalton
1977 – 1979 Kevin Davies
1979 – 1983 Robin Dyke
1983 – 1984 Eric Cable
1984 – 1987 Iain Sellers
1987 – 1991 Tony Scott
1991 – 1994 John Olmstead
1994 – 1996 Eric Carlson
1996 – 1999 Mark Slay
1999 – 2002 Tony Scott
2002 – 2006 Alan Snowden
2006 – 2009 Steve Cook
2009 – 2014 Ken Robinson
2014 – 2016 Kes Kasha
2016 – Present Nick Belmar
THE BURNABY LAKE RUGBY CLUB (BLRC) IS ONE OF THE TOP PREMIER RUGBY CLUBS IN GREATER VANCOUVER AND CANADA
Players of all abilities from all over the world have enjoyed the spirited play and camaraderie available at BLRC. In addition to offering a first rate Canadian rugby program, BLRC is a friendly and welcoming club, with a vibrant social atmosphere open to all players, regardless of skill level.
We field competitive teams at all skill levels while maintaining a vibrant and collegial club atmosphere. Located just 15 minutes from the heart of beautiful Vancouver, BLRC is home to players of all abilities from all over the world.
Anyone thinking of playing with the Club is welcome to come out to practice and meet the coaches and players. If you’re not sure who to talk to, ask around for Simon Smoldon, Mike Devlin or any one on the executive, any of them would be happy to talk to you.
The bcrugbynews.com site is back up in it’s original form, on a new server but all the stories are there. If you don’t see it right away your internet provider DNS server may not be updated yet, it may take a few hours to update.
It has been a tough couple of days with our server going down Wednesday and the techs promising to fix it within the day, then it was the next day, then the next day… etc. It’s still not fixed. So the work around was to resurrect a project I had started last year, nationalrugbynews.com using WordPress. I started it in February 2018 with the idea of perhaps expanding coverage nationally with contributors from various provinces. It was put on the back shelf but there are a few old articles you’ll see from 2018 that were used to seed the project.Continue reading
At 10:30am it will the U23 men’s game, Vancouver Island vs Fraser Valley. BC U19 coach Curry Hitchborn says he’ll be watching the U19 players closely in these matches for his team selection.
Then at noon it will be the senior women with Vancouver Island vs Vancouver, followed by senior men South Island Tide vs North Island Tsunami
We’ll add rosters as we get them but these are the
WHEN – Friday May 17 starting at 5:00 pm
WHERE – James Bay Athletic Association club house , 205 Simcoe Street, Victoria BC
Come join the Canadian National 7’s Team and have a farewell / thank you drink with Damian and Deb who have made such a significant contribution to Canadian rugby !!
If you can’t make it but would like to send Damian and or Deb a message please forward it to – firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be passed on to them that evening .