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Guest Coach Steve Piatek Leading Feb 16 Session at Lamport

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

This Saturday (Feb 16 @ 5pm) we have a special guest coach session at Lamport! Steve Piatek will be leading the clinic and we invite all senior players (women and men) to come out for what will undoubtedly be an excellent training session. Bring cleats, mouthguard and water.

Get to know Steve Piatek:
A philosophy that is based on smart rugby, all skills for all players and “hard work beats talent” guides me as a player and coach. My passion for the game that has stretched for 20 years; most of which has been in the rugby mad town of Brantford. Specializing in kick, pass and attack; career highlights include multiple McCormick Cups, multiple age grade National Championship Gold medals, Canada age grade, Canada A caps and a semi professional stint in the south of France. My coaching experience also includes the last 3 years as Assistant Coach with the Brantford Harlequins, 5 years with Upright Rugby Academy and 10+ years coaching Brantford high schools St. John’s College and Assumption College.

Nomads Winter Training to Begin January 5 for Young Ruggers Age 4–18

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

The Nomads are one of the only clubs in Ontario with year-round training. We begin next Saturday, January 5, 2018. Please let all your friends with kids age 4–18 know about our amazing winter programming. Email playrugby@nomadsjuniorrugby.com for more details.

Touch Rugby Saturdays Start January 5!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Join us for Touch Rugby Every Saturday Jan–April at Lamport Stadium

Our outdoor season begins in early May, but we keep those skills sharp all year round starting with indoor touch rugby on Saturdays at Lamport Stadium at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to join! $10 a session, new players and friends always welcome.

Starting Feb 2, 2019, we will also begin with contract training and special rugby clinics at Lamport Stadium (still at 5:00 p.m.) where we will have two fields dedicated to senior rugby training sessions. 

AGM

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The Annual General Meeting is Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m., and will begin promptly at that time at The Fountain bar located 1261 Dundas St. West (at Dovercourt Rd.). The AGM will be followed by the 12 Pints of Xmas Pub Crawl to be planned by Andrew Prior (so you know it’s going to be awesome). 

All positions on the executive are open–so if you think you’re an epic party planner, run for social! If you think you’re a social media savant, kick Caroline to the curb. Or, if you think you have what it takes to be president, we’re looking for a new president, as well.

The Nomads are a democracy, run by volunteers who work hard to make our club a success. Many of the executive have been serving for multiple years and are ready to hang up their volunteer spurs. They are all willing to onboard for six months to a year, so joining will not be a baptism by fire.

If you would like to know what’s involved, the job descriptions for all positions no the exec can be found here.

All Nomads who paid dues can vote in the election. Fees for a social membership, which earn you a vote, can be purchased day of. Please bring a cheque addressed to the Toronto Nomads for $200. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! Please join us for the AGM, as there will be beer! But if you can only make it for the pub crawl, that’s expected to kick off at 6pm and will loop around DuWest. Location to be posted in the Facebook event. 

 

Nomads Rugby 2018 Silent Auction – check out the Items already listed + MORE ITEMS WANTED

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Providing quality junior and senior rugby programs is a costly business. With membership fees accounting for less than 50% of Nomads’ annual operating budget, fundraising, sponsorship and donations is vital for Nomads Rugby if it is to maintain and improve its programs.

Nomads Rugby’s 2018 Silent Auction is an important and critical fundraising initiative.Proceeds from the auction will be split 50/50 between the Junior and Senior sections.

The auction opens for online bidding at Noon on Thursday November 15 and closes at 11:00 PM on Saturday November 17 – bidding for an item will be extended by 3 minutes if a bid is received during the final 3 minutes (max cumulative 30-minute extension).

At this time we are seeking more items to add to the auction. Please solicit contributions from any source you know or can think of and email the information together with a photograph or other image of the item to president@nomadsjuniorrugby.com New items will be accepted up until noon on Saturday, November 17.

Check out the amazing items already listed at Nomads Rugby’s 2018 Silent AuctionAs it is an online auction, bidders can bid from anywhere – all they need is access to the internet. So, please spread the word and the link to friends, family, supporters and anyone who may be interested in supporting a great cause by purchasing one or more of the amazing items available.

We strongly recommend registering as a bidder in advance to save time. To register go to Nomads Rugby’s 2018 Silent Auction

IF WE ARE TO REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOALS, WE NEED ALL MEMBERS TO GET BEHIND THE AUCTION. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.

Nomads Awards Banquet: TICKETS AND DETAILS

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

It’s that time of year where the Nomads come together to celebrate the victories of the past season. This year, we’re gathering downtown at The Pint on Saturday, November 17. 

Juniors will host their awards ceremony from 6:00–7:00 p.m., to be followed by a senior cocktail hour from 7:00–8:00 p.m., after which everyone eats together at 8:00 p.m. The event becomes 19+ at 9:30 p.m.

Early bird tickets are $70; prices will jump to $90 on Friday, November 9.  Adult tickets include dinner and three drinks (two drink tickets and wine at the tables).

The first 25 Nomads to purchase tickets will be entered into a draw for a prize! 

Buy your tickets here