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Nomads Women Promoted to OWL

Monday, December 4th, 2017


AGM Results

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Thank you all for coming to the AGM, and congratulations to our newly elected president, Ashley Rycroft. The future looks cheery for the Nomads!

We also welcome Andrew Stephens and Sophie Flitt to the executive committee.

Thank you Steve Darley for your many years of service to the Nomads Rugby Club. We’d say you’ll be missed, but we all know you’ll be around. Or at least, at The Rose.

Here is your 2018 Executive Committee:

President: Ashley Rycroft
Vice-President: Bill Brown
Director of Men’s Rugby: Andrew Stephensons
Director of Women’s Rugby: Natalie Rosecky
Director of Junior Rugby: Mark Johnson
Social Director: Sophie Flitt
Secretary: Megan Watcher
Communications Director: Caroline Aksich
Treasurers: Mike Bridge & Dylan Biggs


Nomads’ Own Kelly Russell Announces Retirement from International Rugby

Friday, December 1st, 2017

This week, one of Canada’s greatest-ever test rugby players officially retired from both the national 15s and sevens programs. Longtime Toronto Nomad Kelly Russell leaves the national side following an unprecedented career in which she helped lead women’s rugby in Canada to never-before-seen heights.

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“Right now, it feels right for me. I’m thankful I’m doing it on my own terms and I’m just so grateful for all the people who helped me throughout my career,” said Russell in her official statement through Rugby Canada.

Kelly, Judy and Laura Russell

Kelly Russell, with mother Judy and sister Laura.

“The Toronto Nomads and the Ontario club rugby system and the entire Ontario rugby union were big parts of my career and then, obviously, Rugby Canada. My family, my teammates and my friends have all been so supportive over the years and I can’t thank them enough. As for my coaches, I feel that I’ve learned something from every single one of them along the way. They instilled values in me within rugby but also within life.

“Yes, I love the game and love playing the game, but I’m happy where I’m at right now and what I’ve done.”

Where to Catch the Big Rugby Games!

Monday, November 6th, 2017
Whether you’re in Yorkville or at Yonge & Eg, there’s a Nomads sponsor pub where you can catch this autumns big rugby games. Both Hemmingways and the Rose and Crown (our two sponsor pubs, whose support we appreciate, tremendously) will be showing the games throughout the fall. So head to either one, order a pint, and get ready to cheer on your favourite team with a gaggle of your mates.
Schedule is below, check the websites of your fave pub to see their schedules and any applicable entrance fees.

Fri Nov 3

10pm Canada v Maori All Blacks (TSN)

Sat Nov 11
10am England v Argentina
12:30pm Ireland v South Africa
2:30pm (delayed), Wales v Australia
2:30pm  France v All Blacks  


Sat Nov 18
10am England v Australia
12:30pm Ireland v Fiji
2:30pm (delayed) Scotland v All Blacks
2:30pm  France v South Africa

Sat Nov 25
10am England v Samoa
12:30pm Ireland v Argentina
2:30pm (delayed) Wales v All Blacks
2:30pm  France v Japan

Sat Dec 2

9:30am Wales v South Africa

2017 AGM: Sunday, December 3 @ The Rose

Friday, October 20th, 2017
This year’s AGM will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017. The meeting will begin promptly at 3:30 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 2018 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.
Vacant positions include:

  • President
  • Alumni Director
  • Social Director
  • Director of Men’s Rugby
  • Director of Women’s Rugby

You are also more than welcome to run for a position that is filled. The Club is, after all, a democracy!


We need people to step up and help lead the club into the  future. Being on the exec takes a monthly meeting and some organizational skills. Old exec members are also happy to help you get the swing of things.

To run you just need to show up at the AGM on December 3!

Nomads Awards Banquet: November 11

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Join us for the Nomads’ swankiest event of the season, where we wash off the mud and celebrate a season of awesome effort on the pitch, with awards, dinner and dancing! Purchase your tickets, here.

The Saturday, November 11 event will be hosted at Whistler’s. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for cocktail hour, with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.

Adult ticket includes:
• Caesar Salad
• Choice of: NY Strip Steak, Ricotta Spinach–Stuffed Chicken or Mediterranean Pasta (veg)
• Lindt Chocolate Tartufo
• Wine on the table
• 1 Drink ticket for cocktail hour

Junior ticket includes:
• Caesar Salad
• Choice of: NY Strip Steak, Roasted Chicken or Mediterranean Pasta (veg)
• Tartufo
• Pop

Early Bird Adult Tickets are $70 and are on sale now and will be available until midnight, October 31.

Regular Adult Tickets are $80 and will go on sale on November 1, and remain available until November 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for registered Juniors are half priced ($20), any additional Child Tickets are $40.00. Everyone MUST purchase tickets online in order to reserve your seat, and choose your meal. Sale of Junior/Child tickets ends November 10.