The online system is being used on a National basis by all clubs and players and is part of the Rugby Canada program.
Information & Registration Sessions Sunday April 21st at Club West Island (1.00pm to 3.00pm)
Junior Registration: Rugby gear (socks & sports tops) will be handed out to all players and are included in the junior registration price. Shorts & mouth guards etc. can be purchased separately, questions to coaches & coordinators for families looking for more info on the program, and online registrations will all occur at these two sessions.
Senior Registration: Shorts and socks will be available for sale at CWI. Volvox Sports will also be there with balls, mouth guards, and other rugby related gear for sale.
Winter Senior Turf Training
kick-off our winter camp sessions THIS WEEK January 10th.
Thursdays at 6:30-8:00pm at Le Club, on the turf field. You will need running shoes, cleats, mouth pieces, a towel and dont forget your 5$.
See you all there and be ready for a workout and of course some rugby skills. Dont be late.
Winter Junior Training camp
2012 BRFC Sport Sale
The Sports sale is back !! All new and brand name merchandise will be available for all ages, UP TO 70% OFF, its going to be sick also with proceeds going to the BRFC and the West Island Palliative Care residence.
The organizing staff has been putting in long hours on top of their everyday lives to put this sale together but we need YOUR help to spread the word and get the hype up for this sale.
The days of the sale will be at le Club West Island
Friday, November 30th 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, December 1st 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday, December 2nd 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check it out, BRFC made it to the Rugby Canada website!!!
The Softer Side of Rugby - Beaconsfield Gives Back Written By: Christine Beaton
Beaconsfield Rugby Football Club President Dave Lawrence presented a cheque for $4000 to West Island Palliative Care Residence representatives Rose DeAngelis and Dorothy Lalonde on May 26 before the Beaconsfield Senior Men's home opener game.
“BRFC has always done everything in its power to give back to the community,” says Lawrence. “Contributing to the WIPCR made a lot of sense for us since so many of our members already volunteer and work there, and we have many other members whose lives have been touched by the incredible service they offer our community.”
The Palliative Care Residence is a non-profit organization that helps terminally ill patients spend their final months in comfort. They currently have 23 beds and offer services such as medical care, therapies, and counseling to patients and their families. They have been a staple in the community for close to 10 years and continue to dedicate themselves to the compassion and dignity they supply to their patients.
BRFC raised the money by hosting a soon-to-be annual sports sale last December. Club members put in hours and hours of work, from setting up the large showcase of merchandise to sleeping in the warehouse overnight for security. The club sold everything from kayaks to key chains, including equipment used in a range of different sports and outdoor activities.
Clive Gibson, one of the “Original XV”, says this is what BRFC is all about. “I was ecstatic to see BRFC getting back to its roots of community involvement and giving back to the community.”
This is not the first time Beaconsfield has donated time and money to a cause worth supporting. Last year they held a Right to Play Day at their home field. They donated the proceeds to Right to Play, an organization that hopes to improve the lives of less fortunate children through sports. BRFC has also participated in Movember, raising over $6000 for prostate cancer research.
Lawrence says he hopes to see the club grow financially in the coming years in order to keep giving back to the community surrounding BRFC.
“It’s exciting for us that we have reached a stage in our development that we can actually make these kinds of financial contributions back into the community. And we have no intention of slowing down.”
Outdoor Practices have started!
Both the senior men's and women's programs have started practicing outdoors 2x/week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 6:30pm.
The senior women have their home opener Saturday, May 5 vs. Brome Lake. C'mon out and watch the club kick off the 2012 season!
Upcoming Coaching Courses
Q: What is one of the most critical obstacles to growing the sport of rugby in the province of Quebec?
A: The relatively small number of qualified coaches at all levels of the game.
Q: How can I contribute meaningfully to the development of the club and the sport in general?
A: Get certified and help coach at a local high school or with our youth and junior rugby programs!!!
All new players welcome and no previous experience required
2012 senior men & woman indoor training
Pre-season training for all senior (over 18) players at Club West Island turff. Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 8.00pm with the last one on April 26th 2012
We're into it full swing training with Leah, and Greg to make sure that when we hit the field this summer we have already made progress in our skills and certainly be the fittest team in the league!
Consistently 40+ players from both the women's and men's squads have been coming out for the sessions including several new faces and great new additions from last year's U18 provincial champs.
Women also practice every \sundayt at Beaconsfield Rec Center from noon to 1.30pm
All NEW PLAYERS (men & woman) welcome!
BRFC Sport Sale
2011 BRFC Sport Sale
We need all hands on deck for this one so please free yourself up for as much time as possible for that entire week! Also, tell EVERYONE you know! We'll be creating an event on Facebook so invite all your friends! Also, email your colleagues at work and notify any other sports teams or clubs that you're a member of!
In support of the West Island Palliative Care Unit and aspiring young West Island athletes, the Beaconsfield Rugby Club is hosting a sports equipment sale Dec. 1-4...just in time for the holidays!
The sale will consist of BRAND NEW equipment from a range of sports, including hockey, alpine and cross country skiing, soccer, tennis, golf, rugby, and baseball! And with new equipment continuously being added.
"As members of this community, we always want to be contributing to its citizens, and what better way than to support an organization that helps families through one of life's greatest challenges." Says Duncan Oswald, the club's president, referring to their partnership with the Palliative Care Unit.
The portion of the funds raised that go to the club will be earmarked for its growing group of young athletes. "We have been working hard over the past few years on developing our youth programs with great success. Our problem however has been that with limited resources, we can only help these kids get so far. A successful sale could change that."
Rugby, a fast growing sport in our community, has recently been named an Olympic sport for the 2016 Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "Our goal is to see one of our young athletes on that team, but the training and travel required to compete at a higher level is expensive. With this fundraiser, we can help to eliminate one of the obstacles for our athletes to achieve that goal."
The sale will take place December 1-4 and takes place at 361 Isabey in Saint Laurent near Ikea.
Please note that once you have registered you are confirming your attendance.
Looking forwards to see you all Friday, October 19, 2011.
Rugby Day in Beaconsfield
This past weekend, on July 10th, BRFC hosted Right to Play Day on our home field at Beaconsfield High School. Right to Play is an organization that was started in 2004 by Johan Koss that is dedicated to using sports to improve the lives of children around the world and make the world a healthier and stronger place.
The BRFC girls played an exciting U17 game versus the Ottawa Irish. The girls played intensely despite the 29° weather and the sweltering sun beating down on everyone. The match finished victoriously for our girls with a close final score of 20-19.
In the first half of the game Talya Willems scored two excellent tries, the first one being a sprint from nearly try-zone-to-try-zone. Chanel Breton finished the first half with another great try, leaving the girls with 15 point in 20 minutes.
The Ottawa Irish stormed back at the beginning of the second half and scored 19 consecutive points. However, with great BRFC spirit the girls did not give up and came back with a final try in the last minute, scored by Christina Papa, one of the youngest players on the field…
(Courtesy: Angela Attar)
Never one to back down from such an extraordinary cause, the Senior Women’s team bounded onto the field at 1:30pm, facing down the Montreal Barbarians. The game was high paced from the get go, the Barbs pushing hard on scrums and BRFC pushing just as hard on defence. Lynne Charade, our fullback who was awarded Player of the Game, was extra vigilant and kept the backs and wings in line along with amazing help and support from our standoff, Kim Simpson. Although losing most of the scrums that day, our forwards pushed hard in their tackles and made some amazing interceptions throughout the entire game.
Stress levels increased about thirty minutes into the game when Zoey Masson, one of our props went down with a neck injury.The trainers were great at keeping her calm and safe as we waited for the ambulance to arrive.Subsequent to the injury, the referree limited the scrum pushes to 1 meter to ensure that players remained safe throughout the remainder of the game.Both teams applauded as the ambulance drove away and we went back to the game determined to show the Barbs what BRFC was made of. Fuelled by the misfortune, we pushed hard, played with heart and limited the score to 25-0 in favour of the Barbs.
Thankfully, Zoey received quick medical attention and was determined to have a sprained neck.If you have a moment, please send her a positive thought.We look forward to having her return to play to the team.
We will be playing a Seven’s tournament this upcoming weekend, July 16th, and would love to see you there!
(Courtesy: Christine Beaton)
Below are some photos from the feature game of the day where the BRFC U18 men were confronted with their toughest challenge to date. Over the course of the weekend, several Beaconsfield RFC families hosted 34 athletes and coaches from John Cleveland College out of East Midlands, England. After a full weekend of getting to know these young, rugby-infatuated athletes, our boys went head-to-head with them for 80 minutes in the humid summer heat.
Even after becoming friends, all ties were forgotten in the first half. Hard hits and tight play added up to some of the most exciting, fast-paced rugby many of us had seen in years! BRFC definitely met them with a strength and pace they weren't expecting and ultimately gave a hard-nosed welcome to their guests from overseas.
Even though the game finished with JCC on top on the score sheet, the aggressive and relentless play of the BRFC boys left many alumni and senior players beaming with pride and with high hopes for the bright future of this squad.
Another Awesome Weekend
Another awesome weekend for the club!
Youth had a great Red vs. Black day, Senior men came away with 2 wins vs. St-Lambert and the U18 Men took their season opener at home vs. Quebec City!
The senior men have the weekend off, the women are in action in Ormstown Wednesday, and the U18 Men have a game vs. Ste-Annes at Ecole Ste-Georges at 1:30pm Sunday.
Huge Weekend for BRFC
This past Saturday was one that Keith Matthews had on his calendar for a long time! This was the day that BRFC hosted the largest youth jamboree in its history. Over 250 athletes under the age of 16 descended upon BHS for a jam-packed day of rugby.
While there was amazing talent across the age categories, the U16 group was a treat to watch and garnered a lot of excitement amongst the senior men because of their size, speed and overall rugby skills. It has been a long time that we've been working on building a core of young players in the club and today we got to see some of that hard work really paying off. Led by their coaches Andy Cowell, Mike Simpson, and Max Winston, the BRFC Lions showed their strength with a dominating win over Ste-Annes by a score of 48-24. Hopefully an indication of things to come!
The excitement stemming from the young players moving into the ranks of the senior men's team was again apparent in our game vs. the Brome Lake Ducks. The first indication was the realization that for the first time in a few years, we were not the team struggling to put 2 teams on the field.
The second indication was some of our youngest members of the men's team making a huge difference on the field. Andreas Krawczyk for solid hits and dominant play at 6, Connor McRae and Anthony Fraschetti for huge scrums and powerful rucking, Mike Bowman for his hands in the lineout and overall aggressive play and finally, Nik Chyzenski for stepping in at inside center and showing us his potential at that position.
Overall the team is really starting to click. While there is still a long way to go, there is a tangible feeling that every game and every practice, this club is moving in the right direction.
3 Wins For BRFC
It was a fantastic day for BRFC on Saturday. It was the clubs home opener and with all three teams playing at home, it was a great way for all club members to support each other! The conditions were more like Fall rugby with a lot of rain, mud and wind which kept everyone chilled!
The Women's team kicked off the day with their game against Laval. With tough conditions the BRFC ladies showed that even in the cold and wet they could still put on a fine display of rugby. They battled it out for the full 80 minutes and came away with another victory, which puts them at 2-0 for the season. Amanda Johnston was the player of the day.
The BRFC Senior Reserves took to the paddock at 1:30 and were on the back foot from the get go. The untie back line were all new members of the club over the last two training sessions, the number 10 was Harrison Scott who has just turned 18 and hasn't played rugby for over a year. He had big shoes to step into and he took the bull by the horns and made great decisions all game. Tim O'Connell and Scott Mumm stepped up for the game also, and made big contributions to the side. But, as always the side had a few of the slightly old generation that were grafting all game. Keith Matthew's, Mike Simpson and Jeff Ayoub had excellent games. Captain Vinnny Nickson lead them to the win and secured the first competition game for the Senior Mens team.
The Premier team game was a traditional battle between BRFC and Sherbrooke! Sherbrooke as always were a BIG hard hitting side. The greasy conditions made it very hard for our back line to get moving at pace, so Scoot Gill kept the ball in the air which proved to work for BRFC. Joey Fluginiti stepped up jumping into fullback after only being out to the club for a week. A great athlete who was put under pressure throughout all of the game and didn't crack once! Another new addition to the BRFC Senior Mens side was Andreas Krawczyk, who had an exceptional game at blindside Flanker, very strong, hard hitting and a great member to be in the side! With the 80 minutes coming to an end Sherbrooke had a scrum awarded to them five meters out from BRFC try line. Sherbrooke had been winning most of the scrums all day, this was danger time and BRFC had to hold the massive Sherbrooke pack out. With a big shove Sherbrooke looked like they were going to win this shove, but BRFC held their ground and with a an amazing pick and go by Radik Kaminski saved what was surely going to be a try. The whistle went, and that was 3 wins for in the bag for BRFC!!!!!
BRFC Mens and Women's games- May 7th
This Saturday BRFC Senior Mens have another exhibition game against the Montreal Barbarians. This will be the last game before the competition starts next week. This is also a final chance for the players to challenge for position for the 1st team. This year we have had a number of new players come out and it has started fierce competition for positions!!! Come out this Saturday to what is promised to be a very exciting and tough battle against the Barbarians!
The first game one kicks off at 3:00 and the second game at 4:30. We are playing at Dollard-Des-Ormeaux Turf Field, which is at Southwest corner of Lake & De Salaberry. Here are the directions;
North on Sources
Left at De Salaberry (Wendy's)
Left at Lake (first lights)
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!
Also!! BRFC Women's team kick off their season with their first competition game at home at BHS against Brome Lake. Their game kicks off at 1:30. The Women's team have been working very hard over winter and are looking forward to getting on the pitch and starting the season with a win!
BRFC Senior Mens Kick Off 2011 Season
BRFC Senior Mens team kicked off its 2011 season with an exhibition game against the Toronto Saracens this past weekend. The Toronto side did not come to town for a walk in the park, and gave BRFC a huge battle. There were big hits from both sides as well as a lot of exciting moments with great line breaks and run away tries from both sides. Going into half time BRFC was down two tries but came fighting back with a very aggressive try by Scott Gill. With only 7 points behind and less then 8 minutes BRFC fought to the end but were unable to equalize. It was a very strong performance from BRFC which had a number of players stomp thier mark on their position. Sean Christensen was awarded Player Of The Day. Other players that made their mark were Scott Gill, Ryan Wilds, Mike Antonecchia.
This weekend BRFC has one more exhibition game against the Montreal Barbarians, Kick off for the first game is at 3:00 at DDO turf fields. Click the link below to view all the photos from the weekend!
Just a quick reminder about our upcoming skills session. We're hoping to get even more guys this time so be sure to remind all your teammates and get them out!
If you weren't able to make the first session and can make it this Thursday the price for the single session will be $10.
Details for the second and final high school clinic:
Date: April 14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm (arrive early to be ready to take the field @ 7:00 sharp)
Location: Catalogna Soccerplexe
Cost: $10 - For those who weren't able to make the first session; if you did you're already paid up!
This Sunday you will also have the opportunity to get in on an early registration opportunity and be the first to get your hands on your FREE newly designed BRFC t-shirts!
Date: April 17
Location: Beaconsfield Rec Center
Cost: $170 for new players and those without game kit (includes embroidered game shorts, BRFC socks, and new BRFC t-shirt - $55 value) or $150 for returning players (includes BRFC t-shirt - $15 value)
High School Skills Clinic
Awesome turnout last night at the first of two sessions for out 2011 high school rugby skills clinic. We had a great group of guys in attendance and really enjoyed getting the chance to meet some new players in this age group. Since the players were so receptive we were able to see some huge improvements in just a short, 1.5 hour session.
We are looking forward to building on the concepts we covered in the first practice in our next session on April 14, 7:00-8:30pm at the Catalogna Soccerplexe. All are welcome even if you weren't able to make the first session.
Just as an FYI there will also be a junior rugby registration session for everyone aged 8-18 that will be taking place at the Beaconsfield Rec Center from 4-6:00pm this Sunday. This is your chance to get all your forms submitted and be the first to get your hands on the brand new BRFC t-shirts!
Below is the first edition of BRFC TV. This will be a weekly update on everything that's happening with the club. This week we covered the skills clinic. Featured are some actions shots along with interviews with players and organizers!
Upcoming rugby referee's clinic and certification. Details below:
C'est avec plaisir que l'AARQ va offrir un cours de formation le dimanche 15 mai pour les U20 et moins à prix réduit pour aider à la relève. Le cours sera également disponible pour ceux qui auraient manqués les 2 autres formations. Le prix pour eux sera le prix régulier.
U20 et moins (20 ans et moins) : 50$ (Livres de règlements 2011 + sifflets + cartes)
Senior (20 ans et plus) : 150$
Lieu: Stade Olympique
Salle : Info-Loisirs
Heure : 9h00 à 17h00
Paiement : Au nom de la FRQ payable la journée du cours
* Compléter le formulaire et me le retourner SIGNÉ *
It's with pleasure that QSRR will offer a training course Sunday, May 15 for U20 and at reduced rate to help the next generation. The course will also be available for those who have missed the other 2 courses. The price for them will be the regular price.
U20 and under (20 and under): $50 (2011 LawBook + Whistle + Cards) Senior (20 years and older): $150
Location : Olympic Stadium
Room : Info-Loisirs
Time : 9:00 to 5:00pm
Payment : Paid to FRQ and remit at the training day
* Please complete the form and return to me SIGNED *
Just a reminder that there is a fitness session tonight at Le Club West Island from 7:30-9:00pm. Seniors can bring their registration forms with their cheques to this session and Keith will collect them from you. The deadline for senior registration is quickly approaching so let's get it done.
There will also be a get together following the practice at Ye Olde Orchard Pub (West Island) so if you can't make practice bring your forms to the pub.
See you tonight!
Hudson St-Patrick's Day Parade
Great work at practice Saturday fellas!
Just an update as to the practice schedule for the upcoming week.
This Thursday, March 17, 7:30pm we have Fitness Training @ Le Club West Island with Coach Greg
Then Saturday, we still have practice but the venue and attire will be slightly different. We will be participating in the Hudson St. Patrick's Day parade. We put on our game jerseys and chuck a few balls around amongst ourselves and the crowd, have a hay wagon for a float, and then finish at the family friendly Cunningham's Hudson for a club social.
We will also be holding a bake sale at the parade so everyone is encouraged to bring something to help the club raise much needed funds for our numerous programs. If you can bring something please email Vanessa or Jane to let them know what you will be bringing.
We will be meeting at Westwood Senior High School at 11:00am.
Its a great time and feel free to bring your friends! See you there!
Pre-Season Training Off to an Great Start!
Fitness testing last night atLe Club West Islandwas a HUGE success! We had a large group of players showing massive improvement since our last testing in January. The work is really starting to pay off! Big shout out to Greg Lothian, our strength and conditioning coach, for providing us with the program and fitness sessions that have gotten the club better prepared for the upcoming season than we have been in recent memory!
That being said, there's still a lot of work to be done! We need to be taking advantage of the turf sessions we have where Coach Tommo will be showing us our progressive new systems that we will be using this season. We only have
8 WEEKS TILL OUR FIRST EXHIBITION GAME VS. TORONTO SARACENS!!!
so lots of work to be done in a short amount of time!
Next practice is Saturday, March 12, 1:00-2:30pm at the Concordia Sports Dome. Be 15 minutes early so we can take the field on time.
Check out the schedule for all future practices and the tentative season schedule.
See you there!
Congratulations BRFC U18s!
Congratulations -- BRFC U18s Provincial Champs!
Dear club players, alumni & supporters,
On Sunday the BRFC U18 men's Lions won the inaugural Quebec U18 provincial cup. This group of athletes and their coaches have had an amazing season. The league consisted of TMR, Ste-Annes, Ormstown, Montreal Irish, Quebec City, Sherbrooke & Beaconsfield and our team finished the year with a 7 and 1 record.
Sunday's semi-final and finals games were in sherbrooke and were played against Ormstown and Sherbrooke.
Players and coaches -- congratulations on winning the Quebec U18 Cup! You guys have had a fantastic year and we are are so proud of your accomplishments.
The players in the 2010 Cup photo are: On the ground: Julien El Sayegh, Nick Chyzenski, Andrew Palucci.
Front row left to right: Connor Shields, Giancarlo Torino, Oliver Winser, Dave Rania, Anthony Fraschetti, Gabriel Foulkes, Sean Langton.
Back row left to right: Rhys McRae (game MVP), Chris Krawczyk, Andreas Krawczyk, Anthony McQueen, Tom Clarence, Michael Mangoni, Derek DelGrosso, Ran Shu, Coach Andrew Miller (left) & Coach Mike Bowman (right).
Missing players - Ryan Kuppek, Tyler Watt, Kevin Fortier & Coach Stuart McNab.
JUNIOR LIONS HAVE A SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT
quick update for the seniors on Sunday's BRFC Junior Lions games: BRFC fielded a U10, U12, & two U14 teams and had an incredible morning of rugby yesterday at a venue hosted by West Island Rugby & SAB. 180 players from Tremblant RFC, Chelsea RFC, West Island & Beaconsfield RFC participated in the tournament.
Our kids are really starting to play good rugby at all the levels. BRFC finished with 8 wins, 3 losses & I tie - but who's counting. Great vertical running, exciting tries - and we even heard one of the kids scream "tiger ball" ...
Special thanks to the BRFC coaching volunteers: Simon Harte, Mike Montagano, Vince Nickson, Mike Simpson, Jeff Ayoub - and with a new appearance this weekend - Andrew Cowell.