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Nomads’ 2018 online Silent Auction is Now Live

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The wait is over – Nomads’ 2018 online Silent Auction is now live at

Visit the site to check out the exciting range of items available for purchase.

We strongly recommend you register as a bidder now to avoid being rushed when you decide to start bidding.

Feel free to bid online any time between now and 11:00 PM on Saturday November 17. Bidders do not have to be at the Banquet to participate in the auction. Please note bidding for an item will be extended by 3 minutes if a bid is received during the final 3 minutes (max cumulative 30-minute extension).

We are still seeking more items to add to the auction. Please contribute, or solicit items from any source you know or can think of, for auction  Please email new item information together with a photograph or other image of the item to New items will be accepted up until noon on Saturday, November 17.

Please spread the word to your friends, family and acquaintances around the World. A successful silent auction will help the junior and senior sections of the club commence the 2019 year in a stronger financial position.


The Friends Of Hal Campaign

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Hal Rowan is an old Nomad who coached the men in the 70s. He’s been part of rugby for many many years. As many of you know, Hal suffered from a stroke and is facing financial difficulties as a result. The Rugby Community is being called upon to rally together and get Hal the necessities he needs and make his life better. Please help in any way you can. This is the GoFund Me campaign set up to help Hal. 

Support William Daniel on his Road to Nationals

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Nomads junior William Daniel is seeking to raise $1,500 through a Go Fund Me Campaign so that he can represent Ontario as they travel to BC. The high school senior is working part time, but needs his community to pull together to help finance the trip expenses.

William says it best, “I love this game with all my heart.” Let’s show him that rugby is more than a sport., it’s a community and the Nomads are his sports family. Let’s give William even more reasons to love this game.

Donate here.



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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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Nomads’ Own Kelly Russell Announces Retirement from International Rugby

Friday, December 1st, 2017

This week, one of Canada’s greatest-ever test rugby players officially retired from both the national 15s and sevens programs. Longtime Toronto Nomad Kelly Russell leaves the national side following an unprecedented career in which she helped lead women’s rugby in Canada to never-before-seen heights.

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“Right now, it feels right for me. I’m thankful I’m doing it on my own terms and I’m just so grateful for all the people who helped me throughout my career,” said Russell in her official statement through Rugby Canada.

Kelly, Judy and Laura Russell

Kelly Russell, with mother Judy and sister Laura.

“The Toronto Nomads and the Ontario club rugby system and the entire Ontario rugby union were big parts of my career and then, obviously, Rugby Canada. My family, my teammates and my friends have all been so supportive over the years and I can’t thank them enough. As for my coaches, I feel that I’ve learned something from every single one of them along the way. They instilled values in me within rugby but also within life.

“Yes, I love the game and love playing the game, but I’m happy where I’m at right now and what I’ve done.”

Kevin Vertkas Making International Rugby Waves

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Our Club is very proud of Kevin Vertkas for his impactful debut on the international stage this winter! Last weekend, the U18s player scored a try while competing in the World Rugby Sevens tournament in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Kevin’s massive effort on the pitch was praise by coach Lee Douglas. Coach Douglas said that a “special mention should go to Kevin Vertkas as it was his first senior tour, he played in every game and made some real impactful contributions, including his first senior try.” Way to go Kev!

Kev and his Maple Leaf teammates were cheered on by Nomads U14s player Santi Palacios, coach Marcelo Palacios and family.


The team is now in Vina Del Mar, Chile for this weekend’s tournament. Once again Kevin will have Nomads on hand for support including Mom Tammy, Dad George and Juniors’ Technical Director Campbell MacNeill and his wife Franny.

This goes to show, Nomads spirit is alive and strong across the globe!