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Nomads 70th Anniversary

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Keep the weekend June 11-14, 2019 for Nomads 70th Anniversary celebrations… details to follow in the New yYear.

Nomads 2020 Tour (DEPOSITS DUE NOW)

Monday, September 16th, 2019

We are VERY excited to announce our 2020 tour in celebration of the club’s 70th anniversary!! We will be headed to….Nicaragua!!

5 days, 4 nights, includes playing against the national teams 🏉, volcano 🌋 tours, sunset boat cruise 🚢, beach parties🏖 , and more!

Dates: Feb 13-17, 2020 (family day Monday)
Who: You! Plus the whole club (co-ed tour)!
Cost: approx $1200 (includes flight, accommodation, swag, and activities 🏄‍♀🏝)
-option to extend your flight on your own available

IMPORTANT: show your interest now with a $200 refundable deposit by October 1, 2019 to jess.wong31@gmail.com, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE 😎

Canada–with massive help from Nomad Asia Hogan– Takes Gold at Pan Am Games

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Canada outperformed the rest of the Americas to win Gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games. In a one-sided final, Canada came out with the gold medal after their 24-5 winners victory over the USA.

The Canadian women and men were both Gold Medal winners at the 2015 Pan American Games on home soil in Toronto. Four years on the women successfully defended their Gold Medal, doing so in style. Nomads cheered as Asia Hogan scored a hat trick in the final game versus our southern neighbours.

Canada had a near perfect tournament as they were unbeaten and conceded just two tries in all of their matches.

Nomads at the Top: Women & Men Competing in Top Divisions

Friday, April 19th, 2019

After a successful first season back in the OWL, the Nomads ladies finished last year third in the west. They are returning to play in Ontario’s premier women’s competition with a new coach (imported from New Zealand, of course) and an insatiable hunger for Ws. They plan to run two teams, a high performance squad, as well as a development team.

The men faced a challenging 2018 season, but finished with a series of wins that proved they had what it takes to play with some of the province’s top teams. This year the Nomads men will compete in the Marshall League, the new premier division in Ontario. This will be the first time in many years that the Nomad men have competed at such a high level. In fact, the last time the Nomads won the Carlin Cup (the highest award in Ontario Men’s Rugby at that time) it was 1976! Back then, a try was worth four points, and stores were closed on Sundays.

Try Rugby Fun Day: May 11

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, the Nomads, alongside other Toronto clubs, present Try Rugby Fun Day hosted by the Toronto Wolfpack!

The event is open to boys and girls from ages 5 to 13, and will include games and activities for children of all abilities.

Kids will get to run around with other keen ruggers their own age, catch and pass a rugby ball, learn new skills and have fun. Sign up now as space is limited!  🏉

Places are limited and we recommend booking now to avoid missing out
www.torontowolfpack.com/try-rugby/

Full Story → www.bit.ly/TryRugbyLamport

Lloyd Dobson’s Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

The Toronto Nomads and the wider rugby community in general are together mourning the loss of one of our modern day club greats. Lloyd Dobson tragically passed away at the age of 39 last weekend.
 
A member of the Nomads since his arrival in Toronto in 1997 from BC, Lloyd was well known throughout the sport as a fierce competitor, a committed teammate, a rugby brother and a true cornerstone of the rugby community. His love for the game saw him continuing to represent the Nomads at 1st XV level up to last season and he was looking forward to locking horns with long time opponents and young up and comers in the front row again this season.
 
In addition to his playing prowess, Lloyd was coach, mentor and “big brother” to so many younger Nomads over the years. His influence with the Nomads U18’s as well as with Oakwood Collegiate was instrumental in developing passionate, committed young rugby players who have gone on to achieve so much on the field and in life.
 
Lloyd was the embodiment of the rugby spirit and values that we all hold so dear. A true competitor on the pitch and a man for all off it. He was proud of his club and his sport and we are proud to have had Lloyd as a club man, teammate and rugby brother for the time we did.
 
The Toronto Nomads and the wider rugby community extends our condolences to Lloyd’s mother and family.

The service for Lloyd will be held at the Salvation Army church at 789 Dovercourt Rd., one block north of Bloor Street at 2:00 pm on Friday.  Following the funeral there will be a gathering at The Hogtown Pub and Oysters which is at 633 College St (College & Grace) starting around 3pm onwards. For those who cannot make the event and have a memory that you would like told please message us (info@torontonomads.com) and we will ensure it is shared as we raise a glass to the big man.