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Under-16 Boys’ Archives

The 2013 Nomads u16s squad won the TRU u15s Premiership Cup and placed 4th in the TRU  u16s Championship Cup.

Philosophy

At U16 greater emphasis is placed on player development. The athletes will step up and take responsibility for their approach to the game and the decisions they make, while maintaining respect for fellow team mates, the referee, and opposing sides. At this level coaches will provide the framework for the players so the athletes can grow in self confidence, awareness, team spirit and accountability.

Rugby is an opportunity to gain skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.

What to Expect

U16 is where the game starts to become coherent and fast. Plays are executed with precision and the ball is won with determination and good communication. Victory is determined by the way in which we unite as a team.

The Nomads approach is designed to turn individual athletes into team players by developing the required skills to build on their confidence and fitness levels. The formula is simple, focusing on these basic components:

1. Knowledge of the laws and rules,
2. Fitness,
3. Core rugby skills, and
4. Teamwork.

In the end, the players who benefit most from a season are those with commitment. This programme enjoys the support of five volunteer coaches, all of whom are returning for another season with the U16s.

Review of the 2009 Season

Losing only one game early in the season, the Nomads won their division by beating the first placed team, Barrie 15 – 10. With this win, the Nomads proceeded to the Provincial semi finals. Of the four teams, Lindsay and the Nomads were favoured, and faced each other in the first round. Both teams exhibited talent, determination, and delivered exhilarating performances; the final score a close 5 – 3 for Lindsay. (Lindsay would ultimately take the provincial final with a convincing win over Oakville). With that close loss, the Nomads demonstrated the character of a winning side by taking the field only 20 minutes later and soundly defeating London.

The Nomads actively promote the Rugby Ontario Provincial (ORU) Junior programme. In addition to a winning record 7 Nomads players were selected to represent their Province. Three for the U16s, and four at the U15 level:

Lucas H

  • Co-captain
  • Fly Half, (Nomads & Ontario U16)
  • Oakwood school
  • Selected for the Canadian Rugby Elite Academy (Ontario division)
  • Canada Under-17 international

Adonis P

  • Co-captain
  • No. 8 (Nomads), Hooker (Ontario U16)
  • Oakwood School
  • Recently invited to Canadian U17 tryouts

Joseph G

  • Full Back, Wing Outside Centre (Nomads), Wing (Ontario U16),
  • Northern School
  • Recently invited to Canadian U17 tryouts

Jonathan L

  • Flanker (Nomads), Hooker, Flanker, 2nd Row (Ontario U15),
  • Upper Canada College
  • Awarded ORU U15 Most Dedicated Player
  • Selected for the Canadian Rugby Elite Academy (Ontario division)
  • Nomads 2009 “Fittest Player” award

Matthew L-D

  • Full Back, Outside Centre (Nomads), Centre (Ontario U15)
  • Lakefield College School

Liam G

  • Flanker, Scrum Half, Centre (Nomads), Flanker (Ontario U15)
  • Forrest Hill Collegiate
  • Nomads Captain’s Choice Award

Christian K

  • Flanker No. 8 (Nomads), Flanker (Ontario U15)
  • St. Michaels College School