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JOIN US FOR TRY RUGBY DAY TMW @ EG FLATS

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Lucas Hammond, former Nomads Junior and hero of Rugby Canada’s recent historic World Rugby Sevens victory in Singapore, will be joining us at Eglinton Flats around nooon on Saturday. Lucas will be available for autographs and photographs. Be sure to bring a sharpie and a smile!

Saturday will also be an opportunity to pick up Nomads apparel and other gear at bargain prices. As we do not have the ability to accept donations electronically please bring cash.

Saturday’s program runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We look forward to celebrating the season opening and being a Nomad with you on Saturday!

Rookie Rugby Program

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
The Toronto Nomads Rugby Club finished off a great week at Rockcliffe Middle School, delivering Rookie Rugby to over 250 children. The week culminated in the Nomads gifting a Rookie Rugby kit to the school which contains rugby balls, cones, flags and pinnies.

If you would like your school to be involved in the program, contact our Rookie Rugby program coordinator, Campbell MacNeil:

 (T) 416.659.9490

(E) rookierugby@nomadsjuniorrugby.com

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Juniors present: Try Rugby Day! Featuring the Women’s Home Opener!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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Nomads Try Rugby Fun Day poster

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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 nomadsjuniors@gmail.com.

More Junior 7s News!

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Ben Logan and Paolo Bizzarri recently hopped over to Las Vegas and played for our friends at Upright Rugby. They not only competed, but they made it all the way to the final, where the team lost a tight game 12-7. Another duo of Nomads excelling as sevens finalists! Well done to Ben and Paolo.

WRAP UP TO AN INCREDIBLE NOMADS 7s SEASON – LETS GO 15s!!

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

 

Mark