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Club Apology to Barrie RFC

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

This morning I had the unfortunate task of issuing an apology on behalf of the Nomads to our friends at Barrie RFC.

On Saturday during the men’s 1st XV game, some of our support unfortunately crossed the line from friendly and supportive to nasty and vindictive.

It should be noted that the reports of the poor behaviour came from fellow Nomads and not the opposition.

In particular, with an opposition player injured, some of our sideline support made inappropriate comments to both that player and the opposition generally. This is absolutely not in the spirit of rugby.

Passion and compassion should characterize all Nomads both on and off the field. We are proudly competitive and highly respectful of the teams we play against. The whole rugby community is a small, tight-knit one, filled with great people who have a love of our sport. Let’s never lose sight of that.

Let us also never lose sight of the fact that all players who wear the Nomad jersey do so with great pride. It is incumbent on all of us as supporters to match that pride and integrity from the sidelines or stands.

I will say that this is the first time in my tenure that I have had to apologize for something such as this, and so I am confident that this was an isolated incident.

The Nomads is a proud rugby club with a fantastic group of people associated with it. I urge all of us to look inwardly and recognize the difference between passionately supporting our club and behaving disrespectfully and rudely to others.

Thank you all for your continued support and dedication.

President Steve Darley

Senior Games! Updates and July 22 Schedule

Friday, July 21st, 2017
After an epic sweep of wins last week, all teams return to Fletchers for July 22. The women face The Blues at noon, while the thirds kick off against Barrie at the same time. Seconds to follow at 1:30 also versus Barrie with the firsts finishing off the day with a 3:00 p.m. game.
Senior Women went up against the also undefeated Beach and left with 41-5 win. For now, the ladies and their junior girls remain at the top of their respective ladders. Seconds clobbered the Beavers with a 55-14 win. Firsts took home a few Brampton pelts, too, with their 43-10 victory.

July 8 Scores: So Many Ws!

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Wow! What an amazing weekend for our club. Nomads 1sts and 2nds beat Waterloo, who had been bogarting the top table position. Although the 3rds, fell, they put up a valiant effort. On the Women’s side, the ladies beat Cru after an epic, unrelenting first half. Even our junior girls have been crushing it, with a commanding win against The Beach earlier in the week.

1s – 31-29 win
2s – 25-22 win
3s – 21-12 loss
Women – 37-20 win
Junior Girls – 36-5 win

Let’s bring this energy into next week’s Nomads Day games on July 15. Hope to see you there for the first NOMADS DAY MEETS STRAWBERRIES EPIC PARTY!

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.

Nomads Wins Across the Board!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
The first real rugby day of the season (May 13) saw Nomads wins were across the board! Our 2nd XV took a big fat W with 30-22 victory over the Vikings. The 1st XV smashed Oshawa with an even tighter margin of 27-24 for a cracker game. On the women’s side, the ladies set the tone for 2017 with a 43-5 win over Barrie. See below for Coach Campbell’s cracker review of the the ladies first season game!
1st XV
Tries: Lucas Paulino, Scott McTavish, Emil Borggren
Conversions: Mikey Cody (3)
Penalties: Mikey (2)
2nd XV
Tries: Kyle Makischuk, Mehdi Mohammadi, David Magaya, The Scottish Play
Conversions: Kurt Barrington (2)
Penalties: Mehdi, Kurt

Women XV
Tries: Jean Baker (2), Desaun McLean Josiah (2), Maddy Biggs, Zuzanna Wandas, Grace R,.
Conversions: Clare Street(2), Jean Baker (2)


The first game of the regular season saw the Nomads Senior Women take on Barrie in perfect conditions. The team was made to work hard before the first whistle was even blown. For what must have been a very good reason, the ground staff painted the lines on the field whilst the teams warmed up, casually moving long lengths of string through warm up drills, much to the delight of the coaches.

The Nomads started the game slowly, allowing Barrie to dictate the pace of the game and créate messy ruck ball, legally of course. Patches of brilliance saw several line breaks which were nipped in the bud by some excellent scrambling defence from Barrie. One moment that typifed the first halve was a 5 metre scrum on Barries line. The Barrie scrum halve fed the ball, a monster scrum turned the ball over and was then promptly kicked forward by the Nomads 8 who was keeping an eye out for the opposing players to take the ball. A moment that will no doubt be brought up again on a particular evening.

A breakout try from debutant Jean Baker took the Nomads into the half with a 7-0 lead, with the message being centred around tidying up the ruck ball in the second half, and turning bear/beer hugs into chop tackles.

The second half performance went up 10 notches from the Nomads, tidy ruck ball and strong tackling saw tries being scored in quick succession. Returning Nomad Desaun Isiah crossed for two tries, and back rower Zuzana Wandas broke the line from 30 metres out before dotting down for her maiden try. Constant pressure from the Nomads paid dividends with Jean crossing for her second, and what could claim to be the try of the season so far as Grace Rivera started and finished a 150 metre passage of catch and pass between what seemed like 20 hands at the time.

With Clare Street knocking the conversions from everywhere, and Jean taking the glory conversions from out in front, the score finished with Nomads on top 43-5.

The ladies have a break this weekend, before taking on Missisauga on Junior Nomads Day. Look forward to seeing all of the supporters there!!!!


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2017 Fixtures

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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