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The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
June 2016 – 
Vol 4.4

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It’s time to mark up your calendars: the social season is upon us! Also, promising showings from all senior teams.

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up-to-the-minute information. 

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 Social Calendar

A fabulous slew of events planned for this summer!

  • Italy versus Canada Game – June 26 (details to follow below)
  •  Strawberries & Champagne – July 17 @ The Moore’s
  •  Nomads Touch Night & BBQ #1 – July 28 @ Oakwood
  •  Nomads Day – August 6 @ Fletchers
  • Nomads Touch Night & BBQ #2 – Sept. 1 @ Oakwood
  • Nomads Ben Kippel Classic Golf Tournament – Sept. 18
  • Nomads Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet – Nov. 12

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  Senior Men Update

A promising Season Awaits

Mixed results have masked a very promising pre-season for the Nomads men, but the 1st XV and 3rd XV are coming off wins, while the 2nd XV are showing signs that a win is around the corner. Andrew Prior’s weight-training initiative from January onwards has shown results on the pitch with some strong physical performances. This season has also seen as many as 30 new players joining the club or moving up from juniors.

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Senior Women Update

A new coach, a new approach, a new team
 

The Senior Women set the tone for the 2016 season in the first two minutes of their game against Barrie. After scoring a try off the kick-off, the ladies went on to win 44-0. The game boasted four first time tries, two of which came from rookie players. Our batch of new recruits have bolstered the team’s performance on the pitch, and have become true Nomads off the pitch, as well.  Coach Campbell continues to impress upon the girls the values of focus and commitment.

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Growing the Junior Girls Team

Know a girl that’s keen to play rugby? Send her our way!
 

The Junior Girls have launched their summer season. Please spread the word!
  • Experienced athletes and those who have never played before are welcome!
  • We are recruiting girls born between 1998 and 2001.
  • Games are played Wednesday evenings (starting in July) plus practices two times a week.
Contact Lauren Wolman for more information: laurenyve@hotmail.com.

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Italy vs. Canada Game

Nomads to take over the BMO stands 

The block of 150 tickets we bought has sold out, and so The Club bought a second batch! This means that there’s bound to be a Nomads party in the stands on Sunday, June 26! Here’s the day’s itinerary:
  • 11:00 a.m.: Ticket Pick-Up @ Natalie & Prior’s (104-B Northcote Ave.)
  •  11:45 a.m.: Arrive at BMO Field
  • 12:00 p.m. Canada vs Italy Game Kick Off
  • 2:00–6:00 p.m.: Post-Game BBQ & beers @ Natalie & Prior’s
Should you want to try your luck and see if anyone has bailed on their tickets last minute, you can reach out to our social director, Meghan Iley (meghan.iley@gmail.com).

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Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Piper’s Pub and Grill

Greenwin Properties

 

In Memoriam: John Izod

On April 7, Nomads stalwart John Izod passed away in Rye, Kent, where he lived and served as a town councillor. In John’s earlier years he gave a lot to Ontario rugby, and to the Nomads specifically. He was also an accomplished artist, an actor and a raconteur with great wit. After moving to England three decades ago, he remained in touch, hosting many travelling ruggers in his Kent home. John is missed by all who knew him.

 

Scuttlebutt: Gossip for the watercooler

○ Our congrats to the NAGs who celebrated their 40th anniversary recently! In support of the longstanding relationship between this acting troupe and The Nomads, The Club donated $500 to sponsor their celebrations. 

○ Our very own Nomad Kelly Russell was named player of the final at Clermont 7s after the Canadians defeated the Aussies 29-19. Huge congrats, and some serious Red Nation pride from The Nomads.

○ Magnificent 7s is coming to Fletchers this July and we’re planning to register a few teams.

 


Treasurer Election

SGM to take place June 23 at Oakwood

The Club is having an election on Thursday, June 23 at Oakwood after training to elect a new treasurer. Please plan to stay for an extra 10 minutes, as we require quorum to elect a new member of the executive committee. The role of treasurer is a two-year term. Currently Dylan Biggs and Mike Bridge are running as a tag-team duo, but The Club is open to any other nominees who want to put their hats in the ring for the role of official club bean counter.

For more information on what this role entails, click here.

 

Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Ross Pinkerton.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

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Our thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Nailor Industries, Penalta, The Carpenters Union, Sirco-Haas, Hemingway’s, Greenwin Property Management, Piper’s Pub and Greenland Resources for making it all possible. For more information about sponsorship and charitable donation opportunities please contact Ross

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The 2016 Rugby Season is Going to be Fantastic, Here’s a Look at What’s to Come

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
April 2016 – 
Vol 4.3
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Kicking off the 2016 season with great numbers, positive attitudes and founding new programs to grow the game!

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up-to-the-minute information. 

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Registration is Open

Registration for the 2016 Rugby Season is Now Open

You can pay online here. These registration fees cover field rentals, referees, athletic therapists and insurance through Rugby Canada. If you don’t pay your dues, you are not insured, and therefore we cannot field you, even if we really wanted to. You can pay online via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Paypal or Interac. If you have issues paying online, speak with your club director (Natalie Rosecky for the senior women, Mark Magill for the senior men, and Mark Johnson for the juniors) and they will help sort you out. We look forward to seeing you on the pitch this summer for what is sure to be a memorable season!

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Pre-season Games & Training

Getting prepped to kick some butt 

The season is warming up as the senior teams move outside to get their tackle on. Both teams are practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Women at Sir Winston Churchill, the Men at Christie Pitts. Practice for both teams starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and the captains ask that players be dressed and ready to go at that time. When Oakwood and Eglinton Flats are open, we will send out an announcement via Facebook and the website.

The men have only one pre-season game on April 30 against Burlington in Burlington. The women have two pre-season games scheduled, both are away games: April 30 (Oshawa tournament) and May 7 (vs. Oakville).

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  Rookie Rugby Fundraiser

Building the Nomads of tomorrow, today

The Nomads Rookie Rugby initiative fundraising drive has raised almost half of the $9,000 needed to fully fund the program. If you are unfamiliar with our fundraiser, click here for more info on this initiative. The program is definitely going ahead thanks to generous donations, which included the use of a car for the season. However, we require another $4,000. If you wish to contribute by way of a charitable donation or sponsorship, please contact Ross.

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Players’ Dinner

Mark your calendars on May 28 for Bites & Pints!
 

Come help us celebrate the opening of the Senior Rugby Season by joining your teammates at our sponsor pub, the Rose & Crown, for some pints and bites. This is the only event all year that is held exclusively for players, so leave your significant other at home! There will be appetizers, beer and boat races with Nomads new and old. Don’t miss out! Ticket details to follow in the next few weeks.

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Italy vs. Canada Game

Canada takes on Italy & we have tickets!
 

Come cheer on Team Canada as they take on Italy, Sunday, June 26 at noon. The Nomads have bought out a section of the stands at a sweet discount that we’re passing on to The Club! We’ll be selling tickets at the flat rate of $35/ticket (which includes TicketMaster fees and taxes) until May 31; after that, prices will go up to $40/ticket. To purchase tickets, you can either send an e-transfer to our social director, Meghan Iley (meghan.iley@gmail.com), or pay her in cash at practice.

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!Welcome Coach Campbell

The Senior Women are excited to welcome their new  coach
 

We’re thrilled to welcome our new Senior Women’s coach. Campbell MacNeill and his wife Franni come to the Nomads from New Zealand, by way of a Black Ferns connection and recommendation. Campbell and Franni are looking forward to a new adventure in Canada. Campbell’s impressive CV isn’t limited to his rugby expertise, he also has service industry experience as well a degree in “sport and exercise” with a major in sport management. If you know of anyone hiring, Campbell and Franni are seeking employment.

Attention Nomad landlords: The duo is seeking an affordable, TTC-accessible rental.

If you have any leads on jobs or rentals, please email info@torontonomads.com.

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Scuttlebutt

Gossip for the water cooler 

 

  • Our very own Nomad Kelly Russell scored two tries (and set up a number of tries, too!) at the Canada 7s tournament this past weekend. We wish you the best on your road to Rio, Kelly!
  • In more Russell news, Nomad Laura Russell was awarded best senior women’s 15s player in Canada at the Rugby Canada awards banquet. Our congrats to her!
  • Thanks to everyone who came out and cheered on our amazing fighters at Rugby Rumble VII. The event was a massive success, raising over $25,000 this year to fund youth rugby development in Toronto. If you missed the event this year, we’ve got you covered! Here’s the recap.

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Our thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Nailor Industries, Penalta, The Carpenters Union, Sirco-Haas, Hemingway’s, Greenwin Property Management, and Greenland Resources for making it all possible. For more information about sponsorship and charitable donation opportunities please contact Ross.

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Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Ross Pinkerton.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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The 2016 Rugby Season is Off to a Roaring Start

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
February 2016 – 
Vol 4.2
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February is Heating up with Touch Rugby and Junior Sessions in Full Swing at our New Winter Home: Lamport Stadium

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Six Nations Final at The Rose

Book off March 19 for some beers and rugby

Whether you’re cheering for England, Scotland, Italy, France or Wales come and join us at The Rose for the final Six Nations game. Ok, fine, Irish fans are welcome, too. 😉 Come for the early kick off and enjoy a bite of brunch/lunch. 
When: Saturday, March 19
Where: The Rose and Crown
What: Six Nations Final
Bring your friends, bring your mum, bring your face paint! Make sure to tell the staff you’re with the Nomads! 

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Rugby Rumble 2016

What has boxing, an open bar and is a fundraiser for junior rugby and the club?

It’s time for the Toronto rugby community’s biggest bash of the spring: the Rugby Rumble. This fundraiser for junior rugby is always a blast, and $10 of every ticket sold goes back to The Nomads to boot!

This year, we have three epic Nomads smack downs on the docket. Ms. Krista Carroll will be fighting her identical twin sister, Jennifer! Also on the women’s side: the peppery Jessica Wong will be squaring off against the ever-feisty Sydney Corcoran. Finally, on the men’s side, no stranger to the ring: Greg “Yabba” Yafalian versus Eric Lefebvre. Two years ago Yabba just about knocked EJ Ruth out of the ring, how will he fair this year against Eric

What: Boxing Fundraiser with Open Bar
When: Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Church At Berkeley ·
Cost: Early bird tickets are $80 ($130 for VIP)
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rugby-rumble-vii-tickets-21555908302 *make sure to buy Nomads tickets, $10 of each ticket goes back to the club*

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Indoor Training 

Indoor sessions run from March to April

Regular indoor training will run from March 9 to April 19 at St. Mary Catholic School (located at Queen and Bathurst). Saturday touch sessions are on-going at Lamport Stadium and we’d love to see a few more alumni out there! We had a cracker turn out at the first touch Saturday and would love to see some of you out on the pitch! See the Fixtures page on the website for times.

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Update from the Juniors

Two Nomads selected for the Rugby Canada U17 Development Squad

Nomads Juniors’ weekly winter training is in full swing. Girls and boys from minis to U18s are honing their rugby skills under the guidance of Nomads’ qualified junior coaches. Come high school and club season in the spring, this group is going to shine on the pitch. See the website for practice specifics.  In addition to Saturday training,  we have also introduced the 15s Winter Academy, an elite program limited to 25 players (ages 13+). The 11-week program focuses on developing 15s-focused skills and strength.The Nomads would also like to say congratulations and best wishes to Nomads Kevin Vertkas and Tyler Rowland, who have both been selected to join the Rugby Canada Under 17 development squad.

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Kinder-Rugby

It’s never too early to start learning the fundamentals of rugby
 

We’re very proud to announce that The Nomads are introducing Kinder-Rugby for girls and boys ages six and under. Sarah Piercy, a rugby enthusiast and parent is the driving force behind this new program. We will get the ball rolling with two “Introductory” sessions from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Feb 27 and March 5 at Lamport Stadium.

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Scuttlebutt 

Gossip for the water cooler 

  • Our new alumni rep is Cynthia Moore! Although Cynthia doesn’t play rugby, she comes from a Nomads family. Her husband, David Moore, is a Nomad alumn, and her son Dylan currently plays for us. If you don’t know Cynthia by name, we bet you know her house! For the past handful of years, the Moores have charitably lent us their garden for Strawberries and Champagne. Cynthia, who was a wine rep in her previous incarnation, loves to throw a good party and she can’t wait to get our alumni more involved with Nomads affairs.
  • Our very own Nomad, Laura Russell has been nominated by Rugby Canada as one of our nation’s best 15s players. We’ll find out if she takes home the prize on April 15!
  • The senior women have an amazingly qualified coach who’s coming from the land of the hakka to teach us proper Kiwi 15s form. More details on the new senior women’s coach coming soon.

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Our thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Nailor Industries, Penalta, The Carpenters Union, Sirco-Haas, Hemingway’s, Greenwin Property Management, and Greenland Resources for making it all possible. For more information about sponsorship and charitable donation opportunities please contact Ross.

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Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Ross Pinkerton.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Revving up for the 2016 Rugby Season

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
January 2016 – 
Vol 4.1
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Revving up for the 2016 Season with Touch Rugby in The Dome, a New Junior 15s Academy and a Rebooted Junior Girls Program

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up-to-the-minute information. 

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Touch & Junior Practice at the St. Mike’s Dome

The rugby season presses reset in January

 

In January, Saturdays will once again become Rugby Days. Junior training, followed by Touch Rugby (4-6 p.m.), will take place on Saturday afternoons at the St. Mike’s Dome (near St. Clair and Bathurst). Visit the website for more details. Touch sessions cost $10; please bring exact change.

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Junior Girls Program Reboot

Calling all volunteers! Alumni, this is a great chance to reconnect!

We are very excited to be launching a new Junior Girls Program this summer! Help is needed for the following initiatives: 
  •  Volunteers for Junior Winter Sessions Saturdays

  • We are expecting all women’s players to volunteer at the junior winter sessions. We would appreciate if alumni would volunteer, too! To sign up, please add your name to this form or contact our women’s club captain Jess Wong.
  • Coaching High School or the Nomads Junior Girls Team

  • We are looking to recruit female coaches. If you are interested in getting involved in coaching, full-time or part-time, please contact Lauren, our new Junior Girls Director. We can provide assistance with coaching certification, training plans and police checks! This is another great way for alumni to get involved!It is imperative we get a girls program up and running, please consider volunteering so that a new generation of female rugby players doesn’t miss out!

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Senior Men’s Team Update

Weight Training Sessions

The indoor group weights session is fully booked. Spots may open up. If you are interested, please contact Andrew Prior. These sessions run Mondays and Thursdays, from January 14 to March. Payment is required before attending sessions and drop-ins will not be accepted, unless approved by Prior.

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15s Winter Academy

A new elite 15s program to supplement Saturdays at The Dome
 

The Nomads Junior Program is introducing a 15s Winter Academy. The new elite program, which is limited to 25 players (ages 13+), will begin January 5 and will run until the end of March. The 11-week program will work on skills and strength. For more information visit the website.

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Indoor Training 

Indoor sessions run from March to April

Regular indoor pre-season fitness sessions will run from March 9 to April 6 at St. Mary Catholic School (located at Queen and Bathurst).

Times will be posted on the website and Facebook page as soon as they are finalized. As per usual, the venue will be used by both the men and women with times alternating.

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2015 AGM Recap

 

If you missed the 2015 AGM, say hello to your 2016 executive body! 

President: Steve Darley 
Vice President: Ashley Rycroft 
Club Secretary: Megan Watcher 
Communications Director: Caroline Aksich 
Director of Men’s Rugby: Mark Magill
Director of Women’s Rugby: Natalie Roseky
Director of Junior Rugby:
Mark Johnson
Social Director: Megan Iley
Alumni Director: Cynthia Moore
Treasurer: Position Open, Apply Now!

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Nomad's Women's Side 2011 S&C

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Job Posting: Senior Women’s Coach

Do you know any passionate rugby coaches?

 

The Nomads Senior Women’s team is currently searching for a head coach for the 2016 season. The ideal candidate is looking for a project that extends beyond a single season and understands the value of longer term coach-player relationships. For more information on the position visit the Toronto Nomads Website Posting.
 

Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Ross Pinkerton.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Happy Holidays from the Nomads!

 

 

 


The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
December 2015 – 
Vol 3.4
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The Nomads wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
We can’t wait to see you in January refreshed and ready for the 2016 season.

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up to the minute information. 

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Thank you to our major sponsors!

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

 Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Have your Voice Heard at the AGM! (And other December Updates)

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
December 2015 – 
Vol 3.3
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Have your voice heard at the AGM!
The Senior Women are looking for a new coach, and the rugby season restarts in January with touch and Junior practice in The Dome.

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up to the minute information. 

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Let your voice be heard Sunday, December 6 @ 4:00 p.m. (sharp!)

This year’s AGM will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and will be held at The Rose and Crown and is open to all dues-paying Nomads, including social members. Please arrive early so that you can order a drink and settle in.This is your chance to discuss the previous season, and to help shape the year to come. There will also be an election to appoint the 2016 executive committee. If you are interested in joining the executive, we recommend going over the responsibilities associated with each position. Click here to learn more.

If you don’t get involved, you can’t kvetch! So give back a little to the club that gives you so much.

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Nomad's Women's Side 2011 S&C

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Job Posting: Senior Women’s Coach

 

Do you know any passionate rugby coaches?

 

The Nomads Senior Women’s team is currently searching for a head coach for the 2016 season. The ideal candidate is looking for a project that extends beyond a single season and understands the value of longer term coach-player relationships. For more information on the position visit the Toronto Nomads Website Posting.
 

Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Ross Pinkerton.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Touch & Junior Practice @ the St. Mike’s Dome

The Rugby Season Presses reset in January

 

In January, Saturdays will once again become Rugby Days. Junior training followed by Touch Rugby will take place on Saturday afternoons at the St. Mike’s Dome (near St. Clair and Bathurst). More details to come in the New Year.

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Fitness Break

A few tips from the Senior Men’s Team Athletic Chris Bingley 

It’s that time of year when many of us are looking for ways to stay in shape for the upcoming rugby season. Here’s a short overview of what to focus on to help you with that process.
  1. Aerobic fitness: Working on, or maintaining, your base of aerobic fitness is the foundation of all other athletic ability. Steady state runs around 65-75% of your max heart rate is an appropriate range to aim for. Once you have a base, you can add some intervals, hill runs, trail runs, etc., to challenge yourself.
  2. Strength: A basic strength training circuit is adequate during the off season. As we move closer to the start of season (late February), you’ll want to consider looking to start to shift your focus to improving your strength. A stronger athlete can be more tolerant of the forces of contact during tackling and can help prevent injuries as well as improve sport performance. Stronger is better. (Flexibility is also important, I suggest taking a yoga class. Usually the hardest positions are the ones you need to work on!)
  3. Previous Injuries: Now is the time to do all those rehab exercises for your rotator cuff, for your ankle muscles, and especially for the trunk muscles. For anyone who has sustained an injury during match play or training and hasn’t had it looked at by a health profession, please do and ask for specific advice and recommendations for your workouts where appropriate. If you need help with developing a personalized program or would like some help addressing current or previous injuries, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance is Fast Approaching

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
November 2015 – 
Vol 3.2
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It’s Time to Cap Off the Year with the Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance, Followed Three Weeks Later by the AGM to Officially Close the 2015 Season

Be sure to check the Nomads’ websiteFacebook or Twitter for up to the minute information. 

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Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance

 

The glitziest evening of the year is upon us, and you have three days left to get your early bird tickets

There are only three days before early bird tickets for the awards banquet are no longer available! Those who buy their tickets before November 7th get $5 off and a complimentary drink ticket.* Last Minute lads and lasses will be assigned their meal choice, so buy your ticket today through Eventbite

The three-course meal, followed by awards and dancing is one of the most fun evenings of the year!

This year’s event will be kicking off on Saturday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Whistler’s (upstairs in the McNeil Room). Click here to view the map.

**Registered juniors do not need to pay for the tickets, but must still RSVP through Eventbite in order to select their meal choice. 

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Nomad's Women's Side 2011 S&C

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

Let your voice be heard on Sunday Dec 6th

This year’s AGM will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and will be held at The Rose and Crown and is open to all dues-paying Nomads, including social members. Please arrive early so that you can order a drink and settle in.This is your chance to discuss the previous season, and to help shape the year to come. There will also be an election to appoint the 2016 executive committee. If you are interested in joining the executive, we recommend going over the responsibilities associated with each position. Click here to learn more.

 

Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

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Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Alumni spotlight: Bob Hill

 

Year joined: 1967
Last Game Played: Golden Oldies 2003
Position: Back row or eight
Fondest Nomads Memory: “The camaraderie that comes from rugby provides many fond memories, but highlights were rugby tours to Barbados, the Golden Oldies tour to South Africa and a visit with Nomad mate Max McConnell.”
Fun Fact: Through the ’70s and into the ’80s, Bob was the junior development officer and many of the now–Old Boys are juniors from his time (Greg Lavigne and Tyrone Banavage to name a few).
Outside of rugby how does he spend his free time? Bob plays golf in summer and escapes to the Cayman Islands come winter (lucky fellow!).

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The Nomads invite you to the McCormick Cup Luncheon

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads Newsletter
October 2015 – 
Vol 3.1
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The Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance is Fast Approaching! But before that there’s the McCormick Cup Luncheon!

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McCormick Cup Luncheon

Join us at Fletchers for a Rugby-Filled Day

On Saturday, October 24th, the McCormick Cup will be played at Fletchers. The Nomads will be sponsoring a club table for the event. If you’re an alumni or sponsor and would like to join us for a complimentary, two-course lunch, please get in touch with Ashley Rycroft. Spots are limited and it’s first come first served.*

Come for the free lunch, stay for the rugby. Games from minis to the McCormick Cup will be played throughout the day, while the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals will be broadcast in the bar. Schedule:

  •       9:30 a.m. mini’s tournament

  •       10:30 a.m. first senior game

  •       11:00 a.m. Rugby World Cup Semi Final will be shown in the bar

  •       12:00 p.m. drinks in the south room for those attending the lunch

  •       1:00 p.m. Lunch      

  •       2:30 p.m. McCormick Cup 

* RSVP with Ashley Rycroft, if you’re keen to join in for the complimentary lunch. 

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Awards Gala and Dinner Dance

Get your tickets now!

To celebrate the end of the 65th season of Nomads rugby, you are invited to join the whole club for the annual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, which will take place on Saturday, November 14th at Whistlers.

Buy your ticket now, through Eventbrite.

Those who register before November 7th are entitled to a complimentary drink ticket. Tickets are $60 for adults, $40 for children and non-registered juniors. Registered juniors are free, but need to RSVP regardless through the Eventbrite website, where there is even more information about the event and the meal choices. 

 

Become a Sponsor

We have an awesome sponsorship package!

If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Greg Lavigne.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenland Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

Beckett Construction

Greenwin Properties

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM is coming up after the banquet and will take place on a yet-to-be-determined Sunday towards the end of the year at the Rose and Crown. This is your chance to become engaged with the club and help direct its future. Keep your eyes on the site for the official date, to be released soon.

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Nomads 65th Anniversary Gala Dinner

 

 

 

 

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Nomads 65th Anniversary Gala Dinner

 

The RSVP Deadline is Fast Approaching

We happily invite you to join us in celebrating 65 years of Nomads rugby with an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and nostalgia at the Armoury Officers Mess on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

Tickets are $100.00 per person and include a three-course meal with wine, live music and dancing.

Come and raise a glass to the club we all love so dearly!

The RSVP deadline is September 4th, 2015, so be sure to be accounted for.

Email Tim or Krista to RSVP and order tickets.

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Beckett Construction

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Ben Kippel Classic Golf Tournament, Rose Nights, the 65th Gala and more!

 

 

 

The Official Toronto Nomads News Letter
August 2015 – 
Vol 2.9
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Nomads Day 2015 

July Recap

What a fabulous month it has been for Nomads rugby. Over a hundred Nomads converged onto BMO Field to watch both Kelly Russell and Lucas Hammond taking home gold medals at the Pan Am games. On top of that, Laura Russell was named as Canada’s captain for the Women’s Rugby Super Series in Alberta. On the home front, Nomads Day 2015 was a rousing success with Nomads young and old enjoying the day. This weekend will be a big game for the women who have made the playoffs. They will faceoff against Oshawa (at Oshawa) this Saturday. As for the men, they’re half way through the season and truckin’ along. Considering it’s their first year playing up a division, we couldn’t be prouder of their performance. All three senior men’s teams will be playing in Ajax.

Nomad's Women's Side 2011 S&C

Ben Kippel Classic Golf Tournament

It’s coming faster than you can shake a golf club at: The annual golf tourney, and it’s not too late to sign up! Registration closes next Thursday, so get your foursome organized. The cost is $125 per person (players are required to bring a bottle of wine for the prize table).

Your day includes: 18-hole round with golf cart, prizes & contests, bus to and from the course from The Rose & Crown, and a three course meal

Schedule for the day:
• 8:30 am – Registration @ The Rose & Crown
• 9:30 am – Bus departs from The Rose & Crown
• 10:30 am – Tee-off @ Westview Golf and Country Club
• 4:30 pm – Return bus to The Rose & Crown
•5:30 pm – Dinner @ The Rose & Crown

Rose Night!

After practice this coming Thursday (August 13th) we’re all heading over to the Rose for some beers and nosh. Social players and alumni are encouraged to join us around 8:30 p.m. at our favourite sponsor pub!

65th Gala Dinner

We invite you to attend the 65th Nomads Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Armoury Officers Mess. Tickets are $100 per person and include a three-course dinner (with wine) to be followed by dancing with live entertainment. Contact Erin Leaman or Gregory LaVigne to purchase tickets.

Alumni Profile: Michelle Baker
Retired as a Nomad player in 2012.
Position: Spent her entire time with the Nomads in the front row as prop. 
Favourite Nomad moment:  It’s a blur of the many phenomenal tours, with Quebec City being one of the most memorable.  Climbing fences, sneaking into concerts, not playing rugby, but getting to wear a sumo suit… 
Her best memory on the pitch: Every single scrum with my favourite front row partners, Erin Leaman and Michelle Walker.
Post-rugby pastime: Spending time chasing around her 18-month-old daughter, who Michelle claims has better ball handling skills than she ever did! 
Who’s she going to support during world cup: Canada!
Become a Sponsor

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If you’d like to see your name on our gear contact Greg Lavigne.

Imagine, your company’s name on shirts, shorts, hats and more!
 

Major Sponsors

Nailor Industries

Penalta

Hemingways

Carpenter’s Union

Rose & Crown

Sirco-Haas

Greenlenad Resources

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Davies Spina Falquez

BeckettConstruction

Greenwin Properties

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