...have us all looking forward to those May flowers.
In the meantime, we have some some fun news to tide you over until then.
Registration is open for all players! To register, please check out Rugby Quebec's new system - portailrugbyquebec.com.
As it is a new system, our wonderful Junior Rugby Coordinator, Emma Gallagher, has put together easy to follow instructions under Registration Information.
New Indoor Training Schedule
The fields will eventually clear off and we will one day practice outdoors, but until then, this is our indoor schedule:
Senior Women: Tuesdays at 9:30pm at John Abbott (gym) Thursdays at 8:45 at the Baie D'Urfe Dome (turf)
Senior Men: Tuesdays at 7:45 at John Abbott (gym) Fridays at 9:00 at the Baie D'Urfe Dome (turf)
We have two Open House / Registration sessions coming up, and we would love to see you there!
Sunday, April 19th, 1:00-3:00 at Le Club West Island Sunday, April 26th, 1:00-3:00 at Le Club West Island
If you are interested in learning more about our club, or about rugby, please come to the Le Club West Island on one of these dates. We will have players and coaches on hand to answer your questions, computers to help with registration, gear for registered players to pick up, and a few balls to toss around the field. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Have any questions?
If you are new to rugby, new to our club, or simply have questions about our club, we have people who want to hear from you!
Under 18 players (boys and girls): Emma Gallagher - we also have a price list for all Junior programs, linked here.
Indoor Training is still going on for both the men and the women!
The Women train: Tuesdays at 9:30 at John Abbott, and Thursdays at 8:45 at the Baie D’Urfe Dome
The Men train: Tuesdays at 7:45 at John Abbott and Thursdays at 6:15 at Le Club West Island
New and returning players are all welcome out! Ladies, send Brittnie Asselin-Cowling an email, and gentlemen, shoot Mike Simpson an email, and they will be happy to set you up with all the details.
Clear your schedules the weekend of July 31 to August 2, as BRFC is excited to announce that we shall be hosting Harrisburg RFC, as they bring both their men and women down to Montreal.
Tentative schedule for the weekend:
Friday – social to welcome Harrisburg RFC to Montreal. Saturday – Both men and women’s teams play during the day, followed by the social event of the year, Trailer Trash. Sunday – Seven’s matches.
Registration is OPEN!
Regardless of the weather would like to indicate, Spring is definitely on its way, as indicated by the fact that registration is now open for the 2015 season!
Please click on the Rugby Quebec Portal and follow the instructions as set out in order to register. Remember: if we do not have enough players registered on time, we might not have teams registered in the league, so please REGISTER TODAY!
The weather outside might be still be cold, but that's not a problem when you're training indoors.
Both the men and the women have begun to practice twice a week.
Tuesdays are at the John Abbott gym for both groups.
Thursdays are at the Baie D'Urfe Dome for the women, and Le Club West Island for the men.
The sun is shining, and spring is on its way. Winter might have tried to have its last go at us, but things are looking brighter and warmer…
Tiaras might not be sanctioned headgear…
But since when did front row players care about the laws?
One of our senior women, Catherine Polson, is a Princess in the 2015 Montreal St Patrick’s Day parade, to be held downtown on Ste Catherine street this Sunday, March 22, starting at noon. It is going to be a great event filled with music, entertainment, and a wonderful start to spring. Bring your family, bring your friends, it is going to be a great day!
The men are training on Thursdays starting at 6:30 at Le Club West Island. All are welcome to join – and the earlier you come out, the better prepared you will be for game day. Contact Mike Simpson for more information.
The women are also training on Thursdays, starting at 9:00 at the Baie D’Urfe Dome. All current, new, and potential junior and senior women are welcome out. Preparation for our first game of the season has already begun, and we cannot wait to see you out there. Please contact Brittnie Asselin-Cowling (senior) or Kim Haze Vuong (juniors) for more information.
Update: BRFC Boys on Tour!
Today, we are going to have the coaches give the (very exciting) tour update for Day 4 of the England Tour:
Last night the team played a club called Mowden Park. It was touted to be the toughest game on our trip. This club is the top club in the county and currently is ranked in the top eight for U17s in the country. The game featured 3 players who have played for England. One of which, the coach mentioned he would play about 30 minutes of the 70 minute game only as a warm-up. He ended up playing the entire game as he was desperately needed.
Needless to say that the game lived up to the hype. The defensive stands made by our boys were incredible: twice fending off Mowden on the goal line and pushing them back down the field. The aggressive attacks were very impressive and we scored a much deserved try in the final minute of the game.
In the end we lost 17-5, but it was a close game. The coach from Mowden made it clear that this had been their toughest game in the last 2 years and expressed how they just do not have teams that hit as hard or stifle them as effectively in their county. They certainly felt every metre they made the next morning.
Our players chose the biggest stage to perform at the highest possible level. It is fair to say that most players had never played at this level before.
The coaches were very proud of the performance.
Coaches Richardson, Cowell, Matthews, Kerr and Winston.
Day 5: Today, after a very exciting match and friendly post match social, our boys will be tourning the city of York, and tonight, will be watching Newcastle United take on Manchester United in what should be an exciting football match! More updates and photos will follow shortly!
For more photos and updates: check out our Tour Album on our Facebook page! We are adding more photos and updates daily!
BRFC Boys on Tour!
As the day closes on the fourth day of our U18 boys’ tour in Darlington, England, there are a bevy of updates from across the pond.
Day 1: The boys started off the tour with a travel day, getting themselves equated to the new continent and new time zone. After a team meeting, a visit to the local watering hole was certainly in order!
Day 2: The boys had their first U17 tournament in Darlington – finishing a close second place behind Middlesbrough, who beat BRFC in the standings by one point. Scores below:
BRFC (5) vs Morpeth (17) - LOSS BRFC (17) vs Darlington (0) - WIN BRFC (10) vs Northern FC (5) - WIN BRFC (5) vs Middlesbrough (5) – TIE
Congratulations to the boys for a great tournament, and for representing your club so well overseas.
Congratulations to Middlesbrough for winning the tournament (pictured with our boys below) Thanks to Middlesbrough as well for the kind words after the match. By all accounts, it was a tremendous game.
Day 3: Yesterday, the guys toured Kingston Park, the home of the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club, and had a skills training session with some of the Falcons Academy coaches. After going into Newcastle for an "epic" lunch, the guys went to St. James Park, the home of Newcastle United Football Club, where they will be watching Newcastle United take on Manchester United tomorrow evening.
Day 4: Today, our boys will be visiting the city of Durham. They have a match scheduled against Mowden park today. Scores and more updates to follow shortly!
It’s been a good few days to be a part of the BRFC family, with our members making us proud on and off the pitch.
In the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens Tournament held over the last weekend, our very own Paul Bouet, from the Senior Men’s team, was part of an impressive performance put on by Team Quebec’s Senior Men’s Sevens squad, which had put together some of the best sevens players from the province.
Team Quebec had an impressive first day at the tournament, winning two of their three matches against some very tough opponents. Day two was a little tougher, with the team winning one, but unfortunately being edged out in the cup Quarter Final.
Overall, an excellent performance was put on by Paul and the team, and we are all very proud of him. Special thanks goes to everyone who came out and assisted with the Poker Night fundraiser, held on February 8th, which helped to alleviate some of the financial burden of the trip.
Big congratulations to Paul and the rest of Team Quebec for a great performance over the weekend. We look forward to seeing how the very exciting future of rugby sevens in Quebec develops.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who visited Les Trois Brasseurs’ website and voted for our own Dan Ablenas in his quest to become Brew Master with his beer, Saison de l’Ouest. Thanks to everyone who voted, Dan will be travelling to France as part of the next phase of the competition.
We will keep you updated as the competition progresses. A big congratulations to Dan, and once again, thank you for your continued support.
Indoor touch rugby, while on hiatus for a couple of weeks, has had its draft, with the teams and captains set for the season. If you still find yourself an undrafted free agent, or simply would like to come out to try out some touch rugby on a Thursday evening, please contact Mike Simpson.
Big Things for BRFC Boys!
As the touch season continues over the next few weeks, BRFC also has some exciting things happening off the pitch.
What happens in Vegas… will make us very proud.
Please join us on Sunday, February 8, at 4:30 pm at Le Club West Island for a poker tournament in support of our very own Paul Bouet, who shall be representing Quebec at the Las Vegas International Sevens Tournament in mid-February.
Paul is a key element of our senior men’s team, and has proven himself to be a valuable member of the provincial seven’s team in New York last November. More than that, Paul has shown great potential as a serious bobsleigh athlete, showing world cup potential.
We look forward to seeing you at the poker tournament. For more information on the evening, please see the facebook page. For more information on Paul, please see the wonderful profile assembled by Rugby Quebec (in French)
Who knows beer better than a rugby player?
Dan Ablenas, member of the BRFC family, is competing in Les 3 Brasseurs’ Master Brewer competition, and you can help!
By following this link, and voting for Saison de l’Ouest, you are not only supporting Dan’s quest for the title as Master Brewer, but you will also be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Les 3 Brasseurs! Remember, you can vote once a day until February 15th!
Winter Touch Rugby!
It might still be cold outside, but on Le Club West Island's turf field, things are heating up as we have kicked off a series of "touch rugby" events held on Thursday evenings from 18:30 - 20:00. Our first week was a great time for all, and we are looking to continue with our second event being held this week.
Current BRFC players - come have some fun with your teammates as we start gearing up for the 2015 season.
New players - come check out our sport and our club in a fun and friendly introduction to the game.
If you are interested, or have any questions, please email Mike Simpson, our Senior Men's Director.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursdays at 18:30 at Le Club West Island!
BRFC - Saturday, December 20th
This Saturday, December 20th, will be a big day for the BRFC family, and we would love to see you!
Our first event of the day will be a charity drive. From 3:00pm until 9:00pm, we shall be at our title sponsor, Le Club West Island, collecting for the Montreal Children's Hospital, Share the Warmth, and Le Pont Bridging Food Bank.
We shall be collecting the following items:
- new / used clothing
- non-perishable food
- new toys (appropriate for ages 2-12)
Our second event of the day, our Annual General Meeting, will take place at 5:30pm at the Club West Island. Do you have any concerns about the club? Any ideas you would like to see implemented next year? Anything you think deserves additional praise? (We love hearing the last one.) This is the place for all of that! Parents, coaches, and players are all encouraged to come.
Elections for the Executive Committe will also be held at the AGM - please see here for a description of the positions. *Note on voting - all players and coaches over the age of 18 are permitted to vote at the AGM. Parents of players under 18 may vote on behalf of their children.
Finally, we shall be ending the day with the BRFC Holiday Party - to be held at Le Club West Island immediately after the AGM. The theme this year is ugly Christmas sweaters!!! Can't wait to see everyone there!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
You are invited!
Beaconsfield Rugby Football Club is delighted to invite you to a special spaghetti dinner in support of David Pelosi, a member of the BRFC Senior Men's team, who will be travelling to Romania to represent Canada as part of Canada's U18 men's rugby squad.
The dinner shall be held at Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, in the Team Lounge, this Sunday, November 9th, at 6:00. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, and $8 for children under 10 years of age.
Please email Steve Abbey (email@example.com) to reserve your tickets. Tickets will be available at the door, and late arrivals are also welcome.
David is an important member of the BRFC family, and has played with both Les Voyageurs, as well as the John Abbott Islanders. As a club, it has been a pleasure to watch him grow as a young man and as a player. We would like to thank everyone who has supported him through his progress, and as he takes his next step as a rugby player, representing his country abroad.
We are very proud to share this photo of three of our BRFC Junior Men at the Canada U17 camp.
Looking very sharp in Canada colours, (from left to right) are Evan Norris, Trevor Ward, and Thomas Burton, along with fellow Quebec ruggers from Ormstown, and a very proud coach Andy Richardson on the far right.
Keep up the great work boys! Your hard work and dedication continues to make everyone back home at BRFC proud.
This Week in BRFC
This week marks a big week for our BRFC Senior programs.
Coming fresh off of winning their last season game at home, the Senior Ladies are heading into the playoffs, beginning with quarter finals this week. The men's league also brings its regular season to an end this week, with our men closing their regular season at home, with critical rankings at stake.
Saturday, August 9, 2014:
13:30 - Our Senior Women are going down to Ste Anne's to face off against their squad in their first playoff game. The BRFC ladies will be taking on a higher ranked Ste Anne's team, fighting for a shot at a place in the semi-finals. Come out and cheer our ladies on!! Field to be confirmed shortly.
13:30 - Our Senior Men II will be kcking off against Parc Olympique at home at the same time as our women. Come out to BHS for the first of two men's games as they fight to end the season with a win at home.
15:00 - Our Senior Men I will take to the pitch immediately after the reserves squad, also taking on Parc Olympique, in their last game of the season, looking to improve their standings for the end of the season. Come out to BHS and cheer our guys on!!
This Week in BRFC
Both of our senior teams and our juniors girls had the weekend off last week, gearing up for the end of the season. Our Senior Men continue their break this weekend, with a light schedule this weekend as playoffs are coming up for all of our teams.
This week's games:
Saturday, August 2, 2014:
- 11:30: Our Senior Ladies are playing their last game of the season on home turf, at Beaconsfield High School. Facing off against St Jean, the ladies are fighting to ensure a playoff spot. Come cheer on our ladies in what is likely to be their last home game of the year!
Sunday, August 3, 2014:
- 13:30: Our Junior Girls will be heading out to Ste Anne's again this weekend for another day of rugby at École St Georges. After a weekend off, our girls are eager and ready to take to the field.
More details will follow shortly!
This Week in BRFC
Two quick notes before we proceed to this week's schedule
Senior Players: Please mark in your calendars that this year's Trailer Trash party will be held on Saturday, August 16th. More details will follow as the event approaches, but in the meantime, get ready for a fun night out under the stars, BRFC style!
Ties: Are you stylish? Do you want to be stylish? Do you like rugby? If you, or someone you know, can answer yes to any of the above questions - then you need to contact Max Winston and order yourself, or someone you know, a limited edition BRFC tie! These ties, selling at $40 each, are being produced to help raise money for our Junior tour to England next year. Come help out the future of our club, while investing in a stylish fashion accessory!
Hello all. A big thank you for everyone who came out to watch our teams last week! It certainly was a big week for all programs, with the Junior Girls taking a win in their first game of the season! Congratulations girls!
Upcoming for this week:
Our U18 Boys will be hosting Ste Anne's, this Wednesday, July 9, at BHS. The game kicks off at 19:00. Click here for directions.
Our U14 Boys will be hosting a youth jamboree, featuring the Quebec U15 7's this Saturday, July 12, at BHS. First games will start at 9:00. Please click here for directions
Our Senior Women will be travelling into town to face off against TMR II on Saturday, July 12. Kick off time and field to be confirmed shortly.
Our Senior Men are also on the road this Saturday, July 12, travelling to Twin Elms Rugby Park in Nepean to face off against the Ottawa Scottish. The seconds kick off at 13:30, with the prems taking the field at 15:00. Please click here for directions.
Our U12's will be heading to Ste Anne's on Sunday, July 13 to join in the Quebec U12 7's, hosted by Ste Anne's. More details will follow shortly.
Our Junior Girls will be heading down the road to visit hosting team Ste Anne's in their second tournament of the season to be held at École St Georges in Senneville on Sunday, July 13. First game starts at 11:00; more details will follow shortly. Please click here for directions.
Best of luck to all teams this week!!
BRFC ties are now available!! For $40, you can acquire a fashionable BRFC tie while helping to support an important fundrasier for our U18 Boys as they prepare for their tour to England in 2015. Please see design below, and contact Max Winston if you are interested, as these are sure to go quickly!
This Week in BRFC - UPDATE
As always, we would like to thank everyone who came out to help out and support our teams over the weekend. Our players and coaches are always extremely grateful for the support.
Upcoming games this week:
Our youth rugby will be participating in a jamboree this Thursday, June 26th, hosted by the Montreal Barbarians. The jamboree kicks off at 18:45. The jamboree will be held at Terry Fox Park in DDO, behind Westpark school. Please click here for directions.
The following evening, Friday, June 27th, our U18 Boys will be hosting Ste Anne's at BHS field, kicking off at 19:00. Please click here for directions.
The Senior Ladies will be hosting Westmount on Saturday, June 28th at BHS field. Kickoff will be at12:00. Please click here for directions.
Also on Saturday, June 28th, the Senior Men will be travelling to the East end of Montreal to face off again Parc Olympique. Seconds are scheduled to kickoff at 13:30, and prems at 15:00. Field address to be confirmed shortly.
Finally, as a heads up for next Monday, June 30th, our U16 Boys will be heading to Ste Anne's. The game will kickoff at 19:00 at École St Georges in Ste Anne's. Please click here for directions.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR SENIORS:
Please do not forget that this Saturday, June 28th, is Senior Rookie Night. Rookies - make sure that you have the evening off.
Also, please ensure that you have given Max Winston your availability for volunteering on Canada Day at Centennial Hall. It is very important to us as a club that we give back to our community, and it is a very fun day.
This Week in BRFC - UPDATE
First, we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for BRFC's Youth jamoboree. The day featured players from U8 to U14, with the BRFC Lions hosting teams from St Lambert, the Montreal Gaulois, the Montreal Barabrians, and the Ste Anne's Saints. The weather held out for a great day of rugby, and players, coaches, and referees alike had a great day.
A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped make this day special for our youth rugby players.
The next youth jamboree will be held next Thursday, June 26th, hosted by the Montreal Barbarians. More details will follow shortly.
Upcoming games this week, Saturday, June 21, 2014:
We have a very exciting day of rugby to be held at Beaconsfield High School this upcoming Saturday, as the Bytown Blues will be coming into town with their Junior Boys to play three test matches against out Junior Boys. The U14's will kick off at 10:30, followed by the U16's at 12:15, and finally, the U18's at 13:30. Please click here for directions.
The Senior Men will hosting the Rugby Club de Montreal this week. The seconds will be kicking off at 15:00, and the premiers take to the pitch right after at 16:30, both at Beaconsfield High School. Please click here for directions.
The Senior Women will be travelling to face St Jean sur Richelieu this week. Kickoff will be at 12:00 at Collège Royale Militaire de St Jean. Please click here for directions.
Upcoming Games This Week - UPDATE
First, a big thank you to everyone who came out to cheer on and support our three senior teams yesterday at BHS in our first triple-header of the season. Despite some shortcomings on the scoreboard, it was a great day with some very good rugby.
Upcoming games for this week, Saturday, June 7, 2014:
BRFC Women are on the road against St Lambert Locks II. The women kick off at 12:00 at the MIRFC Field - 707 Rang de la Vallee, Sainte-Julie, QC. Click here for directions
Both BRFC Men's teams are on the road against TMR. The reserves kick off at 13:30, and the premiers kick off at 15:00, both at Cegep St Laurent - 625 Avenue Sainte Croix, St Laurent, QC, H4L 3X7. Click here for directions
Looking forward to seeing everyone out!
2014 Senior Registration now live!
2014 Senior registrations are now live, please follow the link to begin your registration process:
If you are a returning player from last season, you need only sign in using your email and password provided last year for registration and register again.
If you have not done this before, you must SIGN UP and create a profile with the system. You must also upload a photo for the purpose of creating your player card if you had not done so last season. The photo must be a headshot.
The fee is lower from last year, and it can only be paid via credit card. If you are having trouble, feel free to contact your the senior mens director, or after practice thursday May 8th for assistance with signing up.
2014 Youth & Junior (U8-U18) Registration
2014 "Online" Registrations
All 2014 BRFC registrations (Youth, Junior & Senior) are done "online" using the iTSports online system. The online system is being used on a National basis by all clubs and players and is part of the Rugby Canada program.
Step 1) Register online at the below link
Step 2) Come to one of the 2 registration sessions to pick up your rugby gear (Socks, sports shirt, shorts (if needed) and balls (for the U8 & U10).
Saturday April 19th 11.00 to 1.00pm (At Club West Island)
Sunday April 27th 3.00 to 5.00pm (At Club West Island)
If you have any questions about any of the youth or junior programs, please visit the respective age links on this site.
Live BRFC / Rugby Canada/ Rugby Quebec online registration link just below:
For returning club members, please start at step 15
Select user language (top right)
Select "Sign up" to start registration
Provide one parent's sign up coordinates
Create your account
Fill in your family address
Create your family
Add your members of the family (your children) to your account (do not be surprised if some information gets pre-populated as we used this system for the last few years to register players)
Proceed to next page
Go into edit and update all your personal contact coordinates for everyone
If player is a U16 or U18 (born in 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996) upload photo (photos can also be updated later after payment and registration (however this will be needed to play for these age groups, so you might as well do it now)
Update to next page
Repeat this process and update each child's info
Please make sure that all info is completed as this will be our club's database
Now you're ready to register your children
Choose the type of registration (All players from 7 to 18 should select "BRFC Youth Registration")
A BLUE Register button will appear beside the name of each family member eligible for this category
Select the BLUE button to register this player
Read and then accept the Rugby Canada Insurance & BRFC Code of Conduct waiver
If new member: Complete final member info (Citizenship and Medicare number)
Register member, Select applicable fee type.
Select player, "yearly registration" and language of choice for the Rugby Canada Magazine
Add to cart and then continue
See full breakdown of registration prices on the right hand side
A $2.00 + 2.95% credit card fee +0.10 charge will be added for processing (we do not control the type of available payments)
Type in your name for signatures
Pay by credit card
Invoices will be immediately emailed to your email address
Your invoices, tax slips and registration files are all available in your "history"
Repeat process for next player
2014 Player Registrations
2014 "Online" Registrations
All 2014 BRFC registrations (Youth, Junior & Senior) are being done "online" using the iTSports online system.
The 2014 online system will be ready @ April 10th. Last year's 2013 online registration went extremely well and so we expect it to be very smooth again this year. The online system is being used on a National basis by every Canadian rugby club and is part of the Rugby Canada program.
2 BRFC Youth & Junior Information & Registration Sessions:
Saturday April 19th (11.00am to 1.00pm) at Club West Island
Sunday April 21st (1.00pm to 3.00pm) at Club West Island
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: Ready to proceed as sonn as the online system goes live. Shorts and socks will be available for sale. Your program directors will have the gear.
2013 ANNUAL BRFC MEGA SPORTS SALE
2013 Online Player Registrations
2013 "Online" Registrations
All 2013 BRFC registrations (Youth, Junior & Senior) are being done "online" using the iTSports online system.
Live BRFC / Rugby Canada/ Rugby Quebec link just below:
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.