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Strawberry Nomads Day Details

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

This year we’ve taken everyone’s two favourite Nomads events, Nomads Day and Strawberries & Champagne Backyard BBQ and combined them into one awesome event!  TICKET LINK!

Nomads Day – all of our teams are playing at home! Come out early to cheer on the Juniors, and stay all day to watch the Seniors!

Strawberries & Champagne – everyone’s favourite backyard bbq is back and better than ever! Come celebrate all of our teams inevitable wins with burgers and beer!

Schedule for the Day:
9:30 AM – Bus #1 from the Rose & Crown to Fletchers
10:00 AM – Nomads U15 Boys vs. Kings in Grantham (travelling UK side)
11:00 AM – Bus #2 from the Rose & Crown to Fletchers
11:00 AM – Nomads U17 Boys vs. Kings in Grantham (travelling UK side)
12:00 PM – Nomads Senior Women vs The Beach
12:00 PM – Nomads Senior Men’s 3rd vs TBD
1:30 PM – Nomads Senior Men’s 2nd vs Brampton Beavers
3:00 PM – Nomads Senior Men’s 1st vs Brampton Beavers
4:30 PM – Bus #1 from Fletchers to Strawberries & Champagne
5:00 PM – Strawberries & Champagne Backyard BBQ starts!
5:30 PM – Bus #2 from Fletchers to Strawberries & Champagne
10:00 PM (aprox) – Strawberries & Champagne ends

As we are offering buses to and from the fields for all senior players and spectators, there is a new price structure in effect this year – and early bird tickets can be purchased HERE.

*juniors and spectators under the age of 19 are welcome to take the bus as well – but please note that the bus will not arrive at Fletchers in time for playing U15s to get warmed up and hit the field on time.

Ticket Prices:
EARLY BIRD – Adult (BBQ + bus) – $45
EARLY BIRD – Adult (BBQ only) – $35
EARLY BIRD – Junior (BBQ + bus) – $35
EARLY BIRD – Junior (BBQ only) – $25
*all early bird tickets can be purchased online through the Nomads shop

DAY OF – Adult (BBQ + bus) – $50
DAY OF – Adult (BBQ only) – $40
DAY OF – Junior (BBQ + bus) – $40
DAY OF – Junior (BBQ only) – $30

ADDITIONAL – Drink Ticket – $5 each or 5 tickets for $20
ADDITIONAL – Food Ticket – $4 each
*All day of and additional tickets must be purchased in cash or cheque as we will not have access to a credit card machine

*All tickets with bus ride include 2 way bus transportation + entrance fee to Fletchers + beer on the bus ride to Strawberries
*All adult tickets include entrance to Strawberries & Champagne + 2 drink tickets + 1 food ticket
*All junior tickets include entrance to Strawberries & Champagne + 1 food ticket + unlimited non-alcoholic drinks

We can’t wait to celebrate being a Nomad with all of you!! Blue is the colour!!


Thank You Patrons!

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Wow! We’re only $250 from reaching our goal of raising $10,000 for The Club. This lets us keep fees low, hire amazing coaches and develop new programs to grow the game. Thank you to the following AMAZING Nomads who have become our very first class of Club Patrons!

The Russell Family
Matt Penney
The Lorimer Family
Joseph Wray
Peter’s No frills

Charlie Harte
Greg Lavigne
Terrance Fitz Patrick
Fred Ball
Bob Hill

Graeme Mew

Anna Della Rocca
Antony Bouquillon
Trevor Bass
John Pearce
John McCloskey
Allison Elgie
Perry Essig
Tyronne Bannavage
Mike Murphy
Bryan Dougherty
Michael Boadway
Huw Davies
Kenny Yip

If you’d like to join them, check out the amazing thank-you packages here.

2017 Nomads Social Membership Support Roster Packages

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Please help us reach our goal of raising $10,000!

Bronze $200

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt

 Silver $350

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Ticket to a Toronto Wolf Pack game
  • Nomads Day drink ticket

Gold $500

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Two tickets to the club event of your choice OR two tickets to a Toronto Wolf Pack game

Platinum $1,000

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Tickets to all 2017 club events
  • A pair of Toronto Wolfpack tickets
  • First Nomad to become a platinum supporter to receive a special edition 7s jersey signed by Lucas Hammond!

N.B. Please only use this page to donate, and not the button on the side of the website. To donate please choose the level you would like in the drop down menu below, and then click “Buy Now,” which will redirect you to PayPal. Alternatively, please send a cheque to Bill Brown. 

2017 Alumni/Social Membership Package Options
Sponsorship Package options

Our rugby club isn’t great just because of the boots on the field. The cheering in the stands and the volunteers who keep things running are equally important to the health and vibrancy of the Nomads. Whether you’re an alumnus, a parent or simply a friend of the Nomads: We want you to know how important you are to our club.

To read Bill Brown’s e-mail with more details on this fundraising campaign, click here.

Fundraiser ends July 10, 2017 to allow us to prep the thank-you packages in time for the season.

Registration for the 2017 Season Now Open!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Ruby Season.

Register here.


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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Registration for Nomads 2017 Summer Camps is now open at 2017 Summer Camps Registration!


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A Summer Rugby Camp is a perfect opportunity to introduce new players to rugby and for new players to improve their skills so please spread the word far and wide. The camps are open to all! Neither Nomads Juniors membership nor previous experience is required to participate. Please pass the word to all friends and family who could be interested. If you have any questions, please refer them to


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As the Sevens season is finally over for another year, its worth reflecting on what a year it has been for Sevens at Nomads.


Our U16 and U18 boys, and our U18 girls all competed in the new fall circuit with distinction. Never have so many Nomads played sevens every week. The culmination of this serious was the first ever Junior Provincial championships. Our U16 boys finished 3rd, and our U18 boys were crowned the first ever U18 Boys Provincial champions.


A combination squad comprised of these two teams travelled to New York to play in the prestigious sevens tournament there over US Thanksgiving weekend. After a long hard day in which some great sevens was played, Nomads fell at the final hurdle, finishing second in the club competition. (I should point out that 2 Nomads were also there representing the TRU and one was representing Upright Rugby – the eventual winners – in the elite tournament that ran back-to-back.)


Following this event, Rugby Ontario announced its 24 player roster for the National Championships in Burnaby, played just last week. Three Nomads made the final roster, and 2 made the 4 player injured reserve list. Five out of 28 – not too shabby. Those 3 Nomads (Henry, Kevin and Mikkel) all made the Ontario A team and subsequently won the National Championship.


Also of note were Nomads Ben, Jamie and Asia that travelled to Las Vegas to play with our friends at Upright Rugby in the world renowned Sevens Invitational there in February. Asia, playing with the U18 girls, came home a winner.


On a final individual note, Kevin Vertkas had the distinction of being selected for the Canadian Maple Leafs (u23) team to travel to Chile and Uruguay at just 17 years old.


Incredible participation and achievement at both a team and individual level.


Our thanks to all the coaches that gave their time in helping these players succeed. You know who you are.


This upcoming fall will see Nomads expand the sevens program further, with the introduction of a dedicated Head of Nomads Sevens, an extension of the training schedule and an upgrade of the training facilities. Better Never Stops at Nomads.


So we put a tremendous sevens season to bed for 2016/2017 and look forward with excitement to the spring and summer 15s season. Nomads have the talent in both players and coaches to be just as successful at 15s this summer as we were this winter in the shortened game. The summer starts now – Lamport is wrapping up and outdoor training at the fantastic facility at De La Salle is about to commence.


Lets get out there -and bring your friends. Rugby is the sport to play in 2017 and Nomads is the place to play it. Let Go Nomads !!!


Better Never Stops