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Nomads Reach Out

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Hey Nomads,

We want to give back to the community. Hoping you will join us!

Help a neighbour out by supporting a local food bank. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in a COVID-19 conscious style to be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Here’s how it works:

Choose your donation type:

  1. Food: 
    • Email your address and phone number to
    • Pick up extra non-perishable items on your next grocery trip
    • Leave them in a bag on your porch on Saturday, May 2nd before noon.* Every item counts, even a single can! 
  2. Money: If you are able to, go to our Daily Bread Donation page to make a financial donation. Every $ donated will be matched by the club up to $500, tax receipts available for donations over $10.

*Food pickup and drop off is between 12-3 pm on Saturday, May 2nd. If you are in a condo or don’t have a porch let us know and we will text to arrange a safe distance exchange. We will also have drop-off available at College and Grace. 

If you are a Nomads family in need of food, DM us or drop us a line at with your address, number, and how many people are in your household and we will leave food on your porch on Saturday, May 2nd.

2020 Season Update From Rugby Canada

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The following is a statement from Rugby Canada, regarding the impact of COVID 19 on rugby programming across our country:

As we all navigate this unprecedented situation, we remain first and foremost committed to the health and safety of our members, supporters, players, coaches, officials and staff. In keeping with this commitment, and in conjunction with our Provincial member Unions, Rugby Canada has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned rugby activities nationally effective March 14 until at least April 10. These activities include all inter-Provincial and Club competitions and training sessions, international and domestic tours, and all training & education courses for officials & coaches. National Senior Teams & players may conduct some training preparation under the approval and supervision of Rugby Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, following the advice and guidance of the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee and National and Provincial health agencies. The suspension of activities will be revaluated prior to April 10, and further communication to our membership will be made based on updated advisements from health authorities.

In conjunction with World Rugby, we continue to monitor the evolving situation around the globe, and will provide updates on international events and tours as decisions are made based on the best available information.

Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen stated, “The rugby community in Canada is brought together through the love of the game, which is founded on the principles of integrity, solidarity, and respect. As we navigate our way through this evolving situation, we thank the entire Canadian rugby community for their patience and understanding. We recognize the investment and commitment of our members, and are committed to providing the most updated information possible. While we all look forward to getting back on the pitch as soon as possible, we all have a collective responsibility to follow the recommendations of the appropriate health authorities, and strongly urge the entire community to do the same.”

“The health and well being of all who partake in our game, as well as support it, is paramount to us, ” said Tim Powers, Chair of the Rugby Canada Board of Directors. “For now rugby, like every other sport, rightly takes a break so we can all focus on ensuring the welfare of our fellow Canadians. We hope to soon be back on our pitches playing the game we love.”

For further information and advisement from Health Canada, please visit:

For updated information from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, please see:–3–Advisory-on-COVID-19.html?soid=1108867463200&aid=Xv-992-aw20


Ce qui suit est une déclaration de Rugby Canada concernant l’impact de la COVID 19 sur ses programmes partout au Canada:

Alors que nous continuons tous de naviguer cette situation sans précédent, la santé et la sécurité de nos membres, nos spectateurs, nos joueurs, nos entraîneurs, nos arbitres et nos employés demeurent notre priorité. Dans le cadre de cet engagement, et en collaboration avec nos associations provinciales, Rugby Canada a pris la décision de suspendre toute activité sanctionnée, du 14 mars au 10 avril et ce, à l’échelle nationale. Ces activités comprennent toute épreuve interprovinciale, compétition de club, séance d’entraînement, tournée internationale et nationale, ainsi que toute formation éducative pour arbitres et entraîneurs. Les équipes séniores nationales et leurs joueurs peuvent mener des exercices de préparation d’entraînement avec l’approbation et sous la supervision du médecin chef de Rugby Canada, et en suivant les lignes directrices émises par le Comité consultatif de médecine sportive et par les organismes de santé publique provinciaux et nationaux. La suspension des activités sera réévaluée d’ici le 10 avril et des communications additionnelles seront diffusées à nos membres selon les mises à jour et consignes des autorités de santé.

En collaboration avec World Rugby, nous continuons de surveiller la situation et son évolution à l’échelle mondiale, et communiquerons toute mise à jour sur les épreuves et tournées internationales au fur et à mesure que les décisions sont prises, basé sur les renseignements les plus récents.

« La communauté de rugby au Canada se voit rassemblée par une passion pour le sport, fondée sur les principes d’intégrité, de solidarité et de respect, » a déclaré Allen Vansen, chef de la direction de Rugby Canada. « Nous continuons de naviguer cette situation changeante et tenons à remercier tous les membres de la communauté canadienne de rugby pour leur patience et compréhension. Nous reconnaissons l’investissement et l’engagement de nos membres, et demeurons déterminés à communiquer l’information la plus à jour possible. Bien que nous soyons tous impatients de retourner sur le terrain de jeu dès que possible, nous avons tous une responsabilité collective de suivre les recommandations des autorités de santé publique et encourageons fortement toute la communauté de rugby à faire de même. »

« La santé et le bien-être de tous les individus qui participent à notre sport, ainsi que la santé et le bien-être de tous les gens qui le supportent, sont primordiaux, » a déclaré Tim Powers, président du conseil d’administration de Rugby Canada. « Pour l’instant le rugby, comme tout autre sport, prend une pause à juste titre afin de se concentrer sur le bien-être de nos concitoyens. Nous espérons être de retour sur le terrain bientôt, à pratiquer le sport qui nous passionne. »

Pour plus d’information et consignes de Santé Canada, prière de visiter:

Pour toute mise à jour de la part du Comité consultatif de médecine sportive, prière de consulter:—jour–3—Communiqu–d-information-COVID-19.html?soid=1108867463200&aid=dWugFjMILBI

Registration is now Open!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

If you’re not registered, you cannot play.

For payment options, please discuss with your team manager directly or via

Senior teams can register here:

Junior teams can register here:


  1. Select your team from the list of options
  2. Either login (if you already have an account), or create a new account.
  3. Click Add/Renew.
  4. Ensure that your selection is correct in the list below. You can also use the up/down arrows if you are registering for more than one person. Click Continue.
  5. Fill in the form details and ensure that you check the agreement check boxes at the end. Click Register.
  6. Fill in the payment details. Click Save.

Nomads’ excited to announce new men’s Head Coach

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Toronto Nomads Rugby is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Owen as its Senior Men’s Head Coach for 2020, Nomads 70th anniversary season.

Michael comes to us from Swansea, Wales. His most recent employment was as a rugby development officer for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), specialist skills coach with Elite Pathways and player-coach with Maesteg Harlequins RFC.

As a coach Michael has a strong theoretical foundation including a UK national diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness), World Rugby Level 2 and a level three NVQ in Achieving Excellence in Sport.

Michael’s rugby career began at age five and has featured stops at Ospreys, Saracens and Bristol academies as a young player, semi-professional playing roles in England and Wales and a range of coaching roles.

Ross Pinkerton, Nomads Rugby’s President said “We welcome Michael to Nomads on the occasion of the club‘s 70th  anniversary and look forward to a successful season under Michael’s leadership. We have enjoyed getting to know Michael and have no doubt his enthusiasm, passion for our game and values make him a great fit for Nomads.”

Nomads’ Asia Hogan-Rochester named in Canada 7s Squad

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Asia Hogan-Rochester, a graduate of Nomads Junior Girls’ program, has been named in the Canadian women 7s squad to travel to the fourth and fifth stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton, NZ (Jan 25-26) and Sydney, Aus (Feb 1-2).

Charitable Donation Tax Receipts now available when you donate to Nomads Rugby

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Nomads Rugby is pleased to announce that supporters can donate to the Club and receive Charitable Donation Tax Receipts for qualifying donations of $20 or greater.

Announcing the development Nomads President, Ross Pinkerton commented “As Around 50% of the Club’s operating Expenditure is covered by sponsorships and donations, it is important the Club provides its members and supporters with the options they need to optimize their giving”. 

To enable Nomads’ donors to receive charitable donation tax receipts, Nomads Rugby has partnered with Sport4Ontario, the Ontario branch of The National Sports Trust Fund, a registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA). As a RCAAA the National Sport Trust Fund is able to issue an official tax receipt for all qualifying donations of $20 or greater.

To launch this initiative Nomads has established 2 separate funds: 

  1. The No Player Left Behind Fund, the purpose of which is to enable players who could not otherwise afford it to play Nomads rugby.
  2. The Rugby Operations Fund, the purpose of which is to contribute to the cost of rugby operations including programs, facilities, equipment, coaching and administration costs. 

We appreciate there are many supporters of Nomads Rugby who wish to support the club. Accordingly we have set stretch annual targets for these funds of $30,000 and $25,000 respectively. We look forward with anticipation to the Nomads’ community’s response.

Donors choose which fund to contribute to. If a donor wishes to contribute to both, two separate donations need to be made and two tax receipts will be issued.

Please note Sport4Ontario charges approximately 4% to use its service so the net donation received by the Club will be slightly less than the total donation.

For more information and/or to donate to Nomads’ No Player Left Behind Fund and receive a charitable donation tax receipt click here.

For more information and/or to donate to Nomads’ Rugby Operations Fund and receive a charitable donation tax receipt click here.

Donations direct to the Club – Charitable Donation Tax Receipt not required.Members and supporters who do not require a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt, may donate directly to the Club by cheque (payable to “Toronto Nomads Rugby Club”), etransfer to treasurer@torontonomads.comor wire transfer. (email treasurer@torontonomads.comfor wire transfer instructions). Direct donations avoid the approx. 4% fee charged by Sport4Ontario. Direct to Club donors may specify their donation be applied to a preferred Fund, event or other purpose. 

For more information contact either treasurer@torontonomads.comor

Thank you your support!