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Calgary Saracens Senior Women's Head Coach

Introduction

The Calgary Saracens has been in existence since 1958. Our vision is to be a top level club within Alberta attracting new and experienced players from around the world while preserving the Saracen family attitude. We are dedicated to the pursuit of competitive rugby in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

We provide both men's and women's rugby programs for all ages and have over 200 registered members. We have 2 senior men's, 1 women's team, and 7 junior teams.

Saracens Womens Coach – Responsibilities

As the Saracens Women's Coach you will be responsible for the following:

  • Head coach of Women's team(s)
  • Attending all of the Women’s clubs training sessions and attending all games except when game times and/or locations do not make if possible.
  • Plan and run Women’s training session for all women registered club players
  • Attend all rugby committee meetings
  • Provide individual player development profiles and player feedback as required
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications Required

  • IRB/NCCP Level 2
  • Minimum of 3 year of coaching experience
  • Competency of playing or coaching at high level of senior rugby
  • Experience in working in the development of players

All interested parties are asked to send their resume and cover letter to the President of the Calgary Saracens Rugby Club Dmetri Berko president.saracens@gmail.com by January 30, 2014.


Director of Rugby - Red Deer Titans Rugby Club

Job Description

Red Deer Titans Rugby Club - Introduction

The Red Deer Titans are coming off of a successful year for both men's teams and the women's team. The Red Deer Titans RFC was established in 1972 and is the only rugby club in Central Alberta. The Red Deer Titans RFC possesses 15 acres of land with a 1500 square foot club house and two immaculate fields. This is one of the top rugby facilities in Alberta. We provide rugby programs to the region with over 200 registered members. Our athletes range from 8 to 55 years of age. We have two senior men's and a women's team, along with 8 junior teams. Every year we send junior and senior players to take part in the Provincial programs and have had some go on to represent Canada at the International level.

Director of Rugby - Responsibilities

As the Director of Rugby you will be responsible for the follow:

  • Attending all of the clubs training sessions, Tuesday and Thursdays, and attending all games when possible
  • Plan and run training sessions for all senior men registered club players on Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Responsible for acting as the co-coach or resource for all club coaches including senior women, senior men and junior programs
  • Attend all rugby committee meetings and help develop a long term development plan for the club
  • Assist with improving the youth and junior off-season academies
  • Commitment to the club no train no play philosophy and select only players which are registered and in good standing with the club
  • Provide individual player development profiles
  • Commitment to the Club Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications Required

  • IRB/NCCP Level 2
  • Coaching experience strongly recommended
  • A strong background in rugby
  • Recommended a background with all levels of players

All interested parties are asked to send their resume and cover letter to the Men's Representative for the Red Deer Titan Rugby Club, Neil Hagerty at neil_hagerty@hotmail.com.


Club Coach - Calgary Hornets Rugby Club

Job Description

Calgary Hornets Rugby Club - Introduction

The Calgary Hornets has been in existence since 1967 and prides itself on its culture and programs excellence. In recent years, our Men's, Womens' and Junior programs have captured multiple City and Provincial titles. Leading the way is our Men's and Womens premiere teams which have both captured three consecutive Provincial titles. We provide both men's and women's rugby programs to for all ages and have over 300 registered members. We have 3 senior men's, 2 women's teams and 8 junior teams. In 2013 the Calgary Hornets have over 30 players and coaches represent us at the Provincial and National level.

Hornets Club Coach - Responsibilities

As the Hornets Club Coach you will be responsible for the following:

    • Head coach of premiere mens team
      Attending all of the Men's clubs training sessions and attending all games except when game times and/or locations do not make if possible
      Plan and run Men's training session for all registered club players on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings
      Responsible for acting as resource for all club coaches including senior women, senior men and junior programs
      Attend all rugby committee meetings
      Be available to all club coaches and provide them with the most up to date technical expertise and ensure a consistent style of play
      Provide individual player development profiles and player feedback as required
      Other duties as required

Qualifications Required

  • IRB/NCCP Level 2
  • Minimum of 5 year of coaching experience
  • Competency of playing or coaching at high level of senior rugby
  • Experience in working in the development of players

All interested parties are asked to send their resume and cover letter to the President of the Calgary Hornets Rugby Club Peter Rowe prowe58@hotmail.com by February 20th, 2014.

Compensation shall be competitive with in the amateur environment and will be based on experience.


Position Title: Calgary Hornets Head Womens Coach

Job Description

Calgary Hornets Rugby Club - Introduction

The Calgary Hornets has been in existence since 1967 and prides itself on its culture and programs excellence. In recent years, our Men's, Womens' and Junior programs have captured multiple City and Provincial titles. Leading the way is our Men's and Womens premiere teams which have both captured three consecutive Provincial titles. We provide both men's and women's rugby programs to for all ages and have over 300 registered members. We have 3 senior men's, 2 women's teams and 8 junior teams. In 2013 the Calgary Hornets have over 30 players and coaches represent us at the Provincial and National level.

Hornets Head Womens Coach - Responsibilities

As the Hornets Womens Coach you will be responsible for the following:

  • Head coach of premiere Womens team
  • Attending all of the Women's clubs training sessions and attending all games except when game times and/or locations do not make if possible.
  • Plan and run Women's training session for all women registered club players
  • Attend all rugby committee meetings
  • Provide individual player development profiles and player feedback as required
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications Required

  • IRB/NCCP Level 2
  • Minimum of 3 year of coaching experience
  • Competency of playing or coaching at high level of senior rugby
  • Experience in working in the development of players

All interested parties are asked to send their resume and cover letter to the President of the Calgary Hornets Rugby Club Peter Rowe prowe58@hotmail.com by February 20th, 2014.

Compensation shall be competitive with in the amateur environment and will be based on experience.


FOUR CRU MEMBERS NAMED TO CANADIAN WOMEN�S NOVEMBER TOUR ROSTER

Adam Powell, Rugby Canada Communications

LANGFORD, BC � Canada�s Women�s Fifteens Head Coach Francois Ratier has announced his 27-player roster for the upcoming November tour to France and England.

Departing in late October, Canada will play two matches against France, on November 2nd in Pontarlier and on November 5th in Amneville. The third and final match of the tour is on November 13 against their Nations Cup rivals, England at The Twickenham Stoop in London.

Ratier�s first tournament as head coach proved successful, as his side went 3-1 to capture their first ever Nations Cup title in Denver, Colorado this past August.

In preparation for the 2014 World Cup in France, the women are focused on every opportunity to play against elite international competition for further development.

"This tour is an opportunity for our staff to watch the players under pressure, to continue our selection and to keep building our team culture," explained Ratier.

Canada�s Women�s program has made tremendous progress over the past couple years and credit is due to the culture that has been constructed and sustained within the program.

"The strength of this group is its unity. The players know that when they are a part of this squad they have to work as one and support each other," said Ratier.

"Only the players with the right spirit and attitude will be apart of the final selection for the World Cup in August 2014; we want energetic individuals and positive attitudes," explained Ratier.

In order to build a culture of success, the entire organization needs to be on the same page, from top to bottom, and that seems to be the case.

"�Connected� is our word and as a coach one of my roles is to promote that spirit. Gary Dukelow, Colette McAuley, Steve McKinnon, Meg Howat and Adrienne Stinson are also doing a great job at keeping the team in that state of mind and are really enforcing the culture we want throughout the program and with our athletes," added Ratier.

To ensure that Canada�s athletes reach their full potential at the Rugby World Cup in 2014, Rugby Canada is doing everything possible to provide developmental and international opportunities for the women�s program. Next year, Canada is looking to compete against the United States, Australia and New Zealand in the build up to August.

While this is a great opportunity for the Southern Alberta women to wear the national jersey, the honour comes at a cost and donation pages have been set up to allow the players to focus on on-field success. To donate to their campaigns, visit the links next to the player's name:

Canada�s Women�s Fifteens November Tour Roster:

Elissa Alarie � (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club) Trois-Rivieres, QC
Brittany Benn � (Guelph Redcoats) � Napanee, ON
Stephanie Bernier � (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec
Tyson Beukeboom � (Aurora Barbarians) Uxbridge, Ontario
Latoya Blackwood � (St. Anne de Bellevue) Montreal, QC
Andrea Burk � (Capilano RFC) North Vancouver, BC
Sammy Crandell � (Calgary Hornets RFC) Calgary, AB DONATION PAGE
Olivia DeMerchant � (Woodstock Wildmen) Mapledale, NB
Kim Donaldson � (Burnaby Lake Rugby Club) Toronto, ON
Jessica Dovanne � (Velox RFC) Victoria, BC
Bianca Farella � (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC
Megan Gibbs � (Markham Irish RFC) Barrie, ON
Magali Harvey � (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Mary Jane Kirby � (Highland RFC) Brampton, ON
Ghislaine Landry � (Toronto Scottish RFC) Toronto, ON
Hilary Leith � (Saracens/Capilano RFC) British Columbia
Kayla Mack � (Calgary Hornets RFC/Wild Oats RFC) Saskatoon, SK DONATION PAGE
Kayla Moleschi � (Williams Lake Rustlers) Williams Lake, BC
Jacey Murphy � (Aurora Barbarians) Alliston, ON
Karen Paquin � (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Marie-Pier Pinault-Ried � (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Kelly Russell � (Capt) (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
Laura Russell � (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
Maria Samson � (Calgary Hornets RFC) Calgary, AB DONATION PAGE
Amanda Thornborough - (Calgary Hornets/Brandon Barbarians RFC) Brandon, MB DONATION PAGE
Jackie Titley � Montreal, QC
Brittany Waters � (Meraloma Athletic Club) Vancouver, BC

Non-Travelling Reserves:

Asya Bartley � (Barrhaven Scottish RFC) Ottawa, ON
Caitlin Beaton � (Fergus Highland RFC) Clavering, ON
Katie McNally � (Guelph Redcoats) � Guelph, ON
Claragh Pegg � (Kingston Panthers RFC) Barrie, ON
Julia Sugawara � (Burnaby Lake) Surrey, BC
Julianne Zussman � (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC

Unavailable for Selections:

Arielle Dubissette-Borrice � (Toronto Scottish) Toronto, ON
Cheryl Phillips � (Toronto Scottish RFC) Scarborough, ON
Ashley Steacy � (Lethbridge Rugby Club) Lethbridge, AB

Staff:

Francois Ratier, Head Coach
Gary Dukelow, Forwards Coach
Colette McAuley, Backs Coach
John Tait, Technical Advisor
Adrienne Stinson, Physiotherapist
Steve MacKinnon, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Manager, Meg Howat

Women�s November Tour Schedule:

Canada vs. France
November 2nd
Pontarlier, France
KO TBD

Canada vs. France
November 5th
Amn�ville, France
KO TBD

Canada vs. England
November 13th
Twickenham, England
The Twickenham Stoop
7pm local time (2pm ET/11am ET)

 


Men's Playoff Results

Date Division  Home   Visitor 
05-Oct-13 AC St. Albert 10 Hornets 47
05-Oct-13 E2/SA2 Nor'Westers 36 Hornets 26
05-Oct-13 E3/SA3 Grande Prairie 14 Canucks 17
05-Oct-13 U17 EX-7 Gold 12 Mavericks 24
           
28-Sep-13 SA3 Canucks 25 Bow Valley 9
28-Sep-13 E3 Nor'Westers 10 Grande Prairie 29
28-Sep-13 SA2 Hornets 21 CCIAC 13
28-Sep-13 E2 Nor'Westers 43 Lep-Tigers 21
28-Sep-13 AC South Hornets 25 Saints 13
28-Sep-13 AC North St. Albert 32 Clansmen 5
           
21-Sep-13 SA3 Titans 13 Bow Valley 29
21-Sep-13 SA2 Hornets 53 Titans 10
21-Sep-13 SA2 Saracens 12 CCIAC 22
           
14-Sep-13 SA3 Saracens 27 Lions 17
14-Sep-13 SA3 Bow Valley 20 Knights 0
14-Sep-13 SA2 CCIAC 78 Banff 14
14-Sep-13 SA2 Titans 91 LIons 8
14-Sep-13 AC Saints 50 Canucks 13
14-Sep-13 AC Clansmen 23 Druids 18

Pneumonia Bowl 2013

The Calgary Saracens RFC is excited to present Pneumonia Bowl 2013! This is the last chance to get some rugby in before packing in your boots for the winter! Only the toughest men and women compete in this 7's tournament, where they must battle not only each other but the elements as well!

When: Saturday October 19th 2013
Where: Calgary Rugby Park - 9025 Shepard Roard SE, Calgary, AB (MAP)

Cost:

  • Teams (up to 10 people): $225 before Sept 22nd. $275 until registration deadline (October 12th)
  • Individuals: $30 to join the 'rejects' team

 

What you get:

  • A minimum of 3 games for the men's side and 2 games for the women's side
  • Meal tickets for supper following the tournament
  • Tickets to the after party (location TBD)
  • Transportation from the CRU to the after party
  • Prizes for top men's team, top women's team, and most social team

 

How to register:

  • Get a team together, come up with a clever team name, and e-transfer your registration fee to pneumoniabowl@hotmail.com
  • Please include contact info for team manager and first and last names of all team members

 

Be sure to recruit other teams to get in on the action! We look forward to seeing you all on the pitch on October 19th!

Please email pneumoniabowl@hotmail.com with any questions regarding the tournament.


Titan's Oktoberfest 10-Aside Tournament

Red Deer Titans Rugb Club Presents The First Annual Titans 10�s Rugby Tourney (Harlot Style!)

When: October 18th/19th
Where: Titans Rugby Park Red Deer
Who: Whoever Wants?
Registration Deadline: Sunday October 7th
Details: $50 per person

Teams drafted Friday night
Games on Saturday
Guaranteed 4 games, food and a cabaret
Prizes for 1st place, most social side, and best costumes
Only 52 spots available!

Contact asewards@shaw.ca for details


2013 Playoff Results

Provincial Final Results
Division  Home   Visitor 
AWP  Druids  10 Hornets  24
AW1 Rams 81 Hornets 7
SW2/EW2  Crude/West 15 Saracens 39
U19 Boys  Clansmen 22 Canucks 17
U19 Girls  Clanswomen 15 Rams 59
U15 Boys  Nor'Westers 0 Canucks 31
         
Southern Alberta Final Results
Division  Home   Visitor 
U13 Boys  Hornets W Lions L
U15 Boys  Canucks 29 Lions 12
U18 Boys  Canucks 38 Hornets 29
U19 Girls  CCIAC L Rams W
SW2 Saracens 38 Titans 5

CRU Players Named to Canadian National Teams

The Calgary Rugby Union is proud to announce that the following players have been named to the follwing Canadian National Teams:

Senior Men 15 A-Side
Nick Blevins (Calgary Hornets)

Senior Women 15 A-Side
Sammy Crandell (Calgary Hornets)
Kayla Mack (Calgary Hornets)
Maria Samson (Calgary Hornets)
Amanda Thornborough (Calgary Hornets)

Senior Men 7 A-Side
Jeff Hassler (Foothills Lions)

Senior Women 7 A-Side
Ashley Steacy (Lethbridge Rugby Club)
Amanda Thornbrough (Calgary Hornets)

U20 Men
Peter Van Buren (Calgary Canucks)
Adam McQueen (Banff Bears)

Assistant Coach
Graeme Moffat (Calgary Hornets)

U20 Women
Paige Farries (Red Deer Titans/Strathcona Druids)
DaLeaka Menin (Calgary Hornets)
Ashley Delaney (Calgary Rams)
Sasha Elliott (Calgary Rams)


CRU Player Named Top National Team XV Player of the Year

The Calgary Rugby Union would like like to congratulate Maria Samson (nee: Jaworski a.k.a. MJ) on her being awarded the the Rugby Canada National Team Player of the Year award at the inagural awards dinner held in Langford BC this past April.


Rugby Alberta Technical Coordinator Position

Application Deadline: September 3, 2013
Position: Technical Coordinator

The Rugby Alberta Technical Coordinator position will be responsible for coordinating various portfolios and supporting a minimum of two Program Coordinators in Alberta. The Technical Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, other staff and the volunteer Board of Directors in implementing the 2013 - 2016 Strategic Plan.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of relevant experience and knowledge of rugby in Alberta
  • Be confident with the IRB laws and Rugby Alberta Rules and Regulations
  • Strong Communication skills and a proven team player
  • Experience in Program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work independently and strong time management skills
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Social media skills (Website, Facebook and Twitter)

 

Areas of Responsibility:

Coaching Education

  • coordinate coaching and officiating clinics by booking facilitators and venues, record keeping of attendees and communication of clinics in newsletters, website etc.
  • work closely with Master Learning Facilitators, Learning Facilitators and Referee Educators
  • work closely with the Program Coordinators in all eight zones in planning, implementing and evaluating the Annual Coaches Conference and other coach education opportunities
  • act as primary contact for CAC and Rugby Canada for the NCCP/CBET Programs

 

Competitions and High Performance

  • work closely with the Zone Program Coordinators to ensure successful Representative Team Programs including hiring of coaches, team schedules, promotion etc.
  • work with the Zone Program Coordinators to ensure a successful High Performance Academy for both men and women is implemented. This will include the hiring of Academy Managers/Coaches, facility bookings and coordinating the reporting to Rugby Canadawork closely with the Zone Program Coordinators to implement a 7's Program in Alberta for young males and females
  • work with all staff to ensure all Alberta hosted events are successful
  • coordinate the technical aspects of all Provincial Championships including Rugby Alberta, AJRA and Senior Rugby events
  • be a member of the Rules and Regulations Committee
  • be a member of the High Performance Committee

 

Administration

  • assist the Zone Program Coordinators as needed with facility bookings, schedules, season plans and reporting information to various agencies
  • assist the Membership Services Coordinator with all kit ordersfor representative teams
  • assist with Rugby Alberta communication including newsletter, social media and website articles as well as program and special event communications through other avenues
  • be responsible for player or team press releases
  • prepare manuals for team managers, assistant coaches and head coaches
  • assist with an evaluation protocol for all programs and services
  • coordinate and attend meetings with the Zone Program Coordinators, Academy Managers, Event Hosting Committees, etc.
  • attend the Rugby Alberta Annual General Meeting and be available for conference calls on an as needed basis - usually monthly calls

 

Type of Position: Full Time
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000 (dependant on experience)
Office is located: 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, Alberta

Please forward resume and cover letter to the attention of Debby Ashmore, Executive Director (d.ashmore@rugbyalberta.com) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sepember 3, 2013.

We appreciate all applications and resumes. Only those that are successful will be contacted for an interview.


Women's Head Coach - Lethbridge Rugby Club

The Lethbridge Rugby Club Women's Premier team competes in the Alberta Women's Premier League and have athletes ranging from the beginner level to the national level.

Candidates should have the following skill set:

  • Possess an in-depth technical knowledge of rugby and use it to further develop the skill set of the team
  • Be able to work with the Director of Rugby to develop training sessions
  • Prepare and run training sessions, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May 2013 through to August 2013
  • Available for matches on Saturdays, May 2013 to August 2013 (travel with team to away matches)
  • Support and challenge all players in developing their skill set
  • Select team in accordance with club policy
  • Able to constructively give and receive feedback
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Maintain a culture of respect and professionalism

 

Preference will be given to those with:

  • Experience coaching multiple skill levels within the same practice
  • The ability to think creatively and adapt to changing situations

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level 2 NCCP coaching certification and/or IRB coaching certification.

 

***Please note that this is a part-time position that is paid an honorarium***

For more information or to discuss the position, please contact:

Rory McKeown - President, Lethbridege Rugby Club at mckeown_rory@hotmail.com or (403) 593-1981

Website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/lethbridgerugbyclub/


2013 RUGBY ALBERTA COACHES CONFERENCE CANCELED

Rugby Alberta has cancelled 2013 Rugby Alberta Coaching Conference scheduled to place on Saturday April 6th & Sunday April 7th.


Playoff Results

Provincial Final Results
Division  Home   Visitor 
AC Hornets  25 Clansmen  10
SA2/E2 Saracens 10 Grande Prairie 50
SA3/E3 Canucks 15 Nor'Westers 0
AWP  Hornets  29 Lethbrdge  25
SW2/EW2  Rams 14 Druids  17
U19 Boys  Hornets  37 Clansmen  26
U19 Girls  Rams 31 Druids  17
U17 Boys  Hornets  15 Nor'Westers 41
U15 Boys  Canucks 85 Druids  17
         
Southern Alberta Final Results
Division  Home   Visitor 
U13 Boys  Saracens  W Lions L
U15 Boys  Canucks 29 Lions 12
U18 Boys  Canucks 10 Hornets 17
U19 Boys  Saracens  18 Hornets 25
U19 Girls  Saracens  10 Rams 36
SW2 Rams 29 Titans 25
SA3 Saints 3 Canucks 28
SA2 Saracens  26 Hornets 21
AC Hornets 32 Canucks 0

 


Available Coaching Postions - Calgary Hornets

The Calgary Hornets arelooking to fill the following coaching positions:

Assitant Coach for the Mens Programs

Women's Premier Head Coach

Women's SW1 Head Coach

Please click the links above to view the detailed job description for each position. Your resume and cover letter should be sent via email to: graeme.moffat@hotmail.co.uk


Prairie Wolf Pack announce regional structure and coaching teams

For Immediate Release

As the prairie winter settles in, the Wolf Pack program directors are hard at work putting in place the regional structure required to manage and thrive in their massive geographical region. With 2012 coming to a close the coaching staff - led by Graeme Moffat - are building the structure for the winter programs in their respective regions.

In an effort to develop coaches and allow the athletes in each region to train throughout the winter close to home, the Wolf Pack has formalized their regional setup.

There will be 6 effective regions based out of the following cities - Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary. Each region will be guided by local coaches who will be training their U19 and senior athletes in the fundamentals required for CRC level competition.

The coaching teams will be broken down as follows:

Manitoba - Brian Yon, Sandy Donald, Shawn Sarkonak, Guy McKim and Glen Hawker

Saskatchewan - Dean Murten, Nathan Perkins and Brennan Marcoux

Alberta North (Edmonton and surrounding area) - Aaron Takel, Jo Hull, Warren DeBruin, Darren Cunningham

Alberta South (Calgary and surrounding area) - Richard Smith, Stuart Rose, Jonathon Long, Simon Chi and Dan Meikle (development coach)

The Wolf Pack Director of Rugby will monitor and visit each region to keep up to date on the progress of the athletes and to work with the coaches on development.

Each region will also work towards selection matches in their respective provinces and inter-provincial as they build towards selection for the U19 and senior squads. Dates and venues for those matches will be released throughout the winter.

Interested parties are asked to contact Jim Kazakoff at manager@wolfpackrugby.com for further details.


CRU Players Named to Canadian National Teams

The Calgary Rugby Union is proud to announce that the following players have been named to the follwing Canadian National Teams:

Senior Men 15 A-Side
Jeff Hassler (Foothills Lions)
Nick Blevins (Calgary Hornets)

Senior Men 7 A-Side
Jeff Hassler (Foothills Lions)

Senior Women 7 A-Side
Ashley Steacy (Lethbridge Rugby Club)
Kelsey Willoughby (Lethbridge Rugby Club)

U20 Men
Gradyn Bowd (Red Deer Titans)

Assistant Coach
Graeme Moffat - Calgary Hornets

U19 Men
Darcy Ralph (CCIAC)

Assistant Coach
Graeme Moffat - Calgary Hornets

U17 Men
Brandon Waeyen (Calgary Hornets)


2012 Wolf Pack Rugby

The Prairie Wolf Pack is excited to announce a number of changes and developments leading into the 2012 Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) season.

Organizational Structure and Vision

Kevin Blanchette, the long-time supporter of representative rugby in Calgary and the Prairies has stepped away from the Wolf Pack to pursue other endeavours both on and off the field. We would like to thank Kevin for his commitment, passion and support for the programs he has assisted with.

The new leadership group will be comprised of Ryan Smith, Sean Hofstetter, Wally Marcolin and Jim Kazakoff. Sean, Wally and Ryan will hold down the executive positions, while Jim will be the program manager. Jim will be assisted by Jo Reinbold of Edmonton.

Our # 1 goal for this season is to reengage the provincial unions, the sub unions, the clubs and the supporters. We want the Wolf Pack program to assist in growing the sport of rugby throughout the prairie provinces. To do this, we must work together with the clubs and unions to create as much synergy as possible with our programs. By working hand in hand to develop players, coaches and referees, we feel that everyone can benefit from a successful Wolf Pack program. Not only can we aim to win the CRC, we can aim to grow the pool of talent throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Coaching and Winter Training

The Wolf Pack is pleased to announce that we have secured the services of Col Jeffs as head coach for a second season with the Pack. Col came to us at the last minute in 2011 and did an excellent job of creating team unity, cohesiveness and a brilliant style of rugby. He will be arriving in Alberta from Australia in early July, but will be planning with our group throughout the spring and summer. Prior to the CRC season, Col will be visiting the clubs throughout the regions to watch players, liaise with coaches and assist in development.

In the meantime, the players have already begun winter training sessions. Under the direction of volunteer coaches Graeme Moffat, Dean Murten and Jeremy Kyne, we have started sessions in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan. These sessions will be open to coaches and referees in each region who wish to be involved. Club coaches and presidents are encouraged to contact Wolf Pack representatives with recommendations of players who they see as future Wolf Pack hopefuls. Players who are interested are asked to contact us as well. The dates for the sessions will be delivered to those who are put forward and those who get in touch.

2012 Schedule and buildup

The 2012 Wolf Pack CRC season will be as follows:

Date
Away
Home
Venue
Kickoff Time
Saturday, August 18th BC Bears Prairie Wolf Pack Calgary Rugby Park TBC
Saturday, August 25th Prairie Wolf Pack BC Bears TBC TBC
Saturday, September 1st Prairie Wolf Pack The Rock Swilers Rugby Complex TBC
Tuesday, September 4th Prairie Wolf Pack Ontario Blues TBC TBC
Saturday, September 15th The Rock Prairie Wolf Pack Calgary Rugby Park TBC

This season, we will be playing a trial match between Alberta and Saskatchewan at Rugbyfest in Edmonton on the 20th of May. As we build up throughout the winter, players who would like to be considered for the trials are encouraged to attend the winter training sessions. A wider group of players will be picked for a camp the first weekend in August, and the Wolf Pack team will be selected from there.

With a limited buildup and selection process, The Wolf Pack are encouraging all players to commit to club duties in their region. Players 'on form' for their club will be put forward to the Wolf Pack coaching staff and be invited to the trial and the camps.

Partnership and Sponsorship

The Wolf Pack program will be actively seeking out community businesses and organizations who would like to become partners with our program. We are looking for Prairie based businesses who want to be involved in a growing program and who share our passion and vision for the sport of rugby. Interested parties are asked to contact us at: exec@wolfpackrugby.com

Volunteers

The Wolf Pack are also seeking volunteers for game day duties, planning and execution. Any interested parties are asked to contact Jim Kazakoff at: manager@wolfpackrugby.com

The Wolf Pack are looking forward to an exciting 2012 season and have high hopes for our prairie representative programs.

Thank you,

Wolf Pack Rugby

Regional Coaching Contacts:
Head Coach - Col Jeffs: coljeffs@bigpond.com
Saskatchewan - Dean Murten: deanmurten@saskrugby.com
Edmonton - Jeremy Kyne: kynejeremy@hotmail.com
Calgary - Graeme Moffat: graeme.moffat@hotmail.co.uk


2012 Playoff Results

Provincial Final Results
Division  Home   Visitor 
AWP  Hornets  29 Lethbrdge  25
SW2/EW2  Rams 14 Druids  17
U19 Boys  Hornets  37 Clansmen  26
U19 Girls  Rams 31 Druids  17
U17 Boys  Hornets  15 Nor'Westers 41
U15 Boys  Canucks 85 Druids  17

2011 Playoff Results

Division Home    Visitor  

Provincial Final Results

AWP Hornets 36 Lethbrdge 26
SW1/EW2 Pirates 19 Titans 43
AC St. Albert 13 Hornets 31
SA2/E2 Nor'Westers 12 CCIAC 16
SA3/E3 Grande Prairie 24 Saracens 0
U19 Boys Clansmen 20 Saracens 0
U19 Girls Druids 13 Hornets 48
U17 Boys St. Albert 3 Hornets 66
U15 Boys St. Albert 25 Canucks 26

Southern Alberta Final Results

 
SA3 CCIAC 10 Saracens 30
SA2 Saints 17 CCIAC 56
AC Hornets 50 Saints 12
U13 Boys Saracens 34 Canucks 20
U15 Boys Red Lions 17 Canucks 28
U17 Boys Lions 8 Gold Hornets 47
U19 Boys Saracens 19 Canucks 14
SW1 Titans 20 Rams 19

Twenty Two CRU Players Named to Canadian National Teams

The Calgary Rugby Union is proud to announce that the following players and coaches have been named to the following Canadian National Teams for 2011:

NSMT Rugby World Cup Squad
Ryan Smith - Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Club

NSWT 2011 Nations Cup
Maria Jaworski - Calgary Hornets
Ashley MacDonald - Lethbridge Rugby Club
Brittany Orr - Lethbridge Rugby Club
Danielle Rowlands - Calgary Hornets
Laura Stoughton - Calgary Hornets
Brandi Van Eeuwen - Lethbridge Rugby Club
Kelsey Willoughby - Lethbridge Rugby Club

NSWT 7's
Brittany Orr - Lethbridge RFC (University of Lethbridge)
Ashley Patzer - Lethbridge RFC
Laura Stoughton � Calgary Hornets
Kelsey Willoughby - Lethbridge RFC

U20 Men
Andrew Cho - Calgary Saracens
Jeff Hassler - Foothills Lions

Assistant Coach
Graeme Moffat- Calgary Hornets

 

U20 Women
Jillian Ankutowicz - Lethbridge Rugby Club (University Of Lethbridge)
Bailey Campbell - Lethbridge Rugby Club (University Of Lethbridge)
Samantha Crandell - Calgary Saracens (University Of Calgary)
Ashley Delaney - Calgary Saracens (University Of Lethbridge)
Lindsey Duxbury - Lethbridge Rugby Club (University Of Lethbridge)
Cassandra Orr - Lethbridge Rugby Club (University Of Lethbridge)
Juhee Thompson - Lethbridge Rugby Club (University Of Lethbridge)
Dakota Weir - Lethbridge Rugby Club

Head Coach
Neil Langevin - University of Lethbridge

U17 Men
Brandon Harrison - Cochrane Coyotes
Adam McQueen - Cochrane Coyotes
Reid Watkins - Foothills Lions


Alberta Senior Women's Team Win NWL Tournament

Alberta U20 Women Take Silver in U20 NWL Tournament

Congratulations to our Senior Women who participated in the NWL Championship over the Canada Day long weekend. They have brought Gold home to Alberta. Ricky Coombes and Matt Parrish worked hard with this group of women and their efforts have been rewarded.

Also, our U20 Women who also participated at the U20 championship brought home Silver! Congratulations to all team members including the coaching staff.

Well done Team Alberta!!!!


Hall Bookings

Prime Dates Still Available!

The Calgary Rugby Union Clubhouse is capable of hosting sit-down dinners for up to 120 people or cocktail parties for over 250 people.

  • Excellent onsite catering
  • Fully licensed & staffed bar
  • Ample Parking
  • PA system & Podium
  • State of the audio system, 3 flat panel tv's & DVD player
  • Large deck with pristine view of the mountains
  • Multiple layout options

 

For rental information and availability, please contact the facility manager:

Dan Kazakoff
Work: 403-255-9199 Ext#5
Cell: 403-617-4485

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