Our athletes are back and ready for some action May 25th weekend:
Men’s ORU I vs Vaughan @ 3:30pm – Tubs and Gee
Men’s ORU II vs Vaughan @ 2pm – Tubs and Gee – FORFEIT
Men’s TRU I vs Buccaneers @12:30pm – Tubs and Gee
Men’s TRU II vs Buccaneers @ 11am – Tubs and Gee
Women’s TRU @ Belleville @12:30pm – Belleville

Beach 1s 31 – Aurora Barbs 25
First Half: The atmosphere was electric as the Balmy Beach RFC and the Aurora Barbs clashed on the field. From the kickoff, both teams showed incredible determination and skill. In the early minutes, the Aurora Barbs took the lead with a quick try, showcasing their speed and precision. However, the Balmy Beach RFC didn’t let them hold onto it for long. With a series of powerful drives and strategic plays, they managed to turn the tide and equalized the score. The first half was a fierce battle, with both teams exchanging tries and penalties. The Aurora Barbs displayed their strong defensive line, making it difficult for the Balmy Beach RFC to break through. However, just before halftime, the Balmy Beach RFC surged ahead with a brilliant try, ending the first half with a narrow lead.

Halftime Score: Balmy Beach RFC 17 – 14 Aurora Barbs
Second Half: As the second half began, the intensity only grew. The Aurora Barbs came back with renewed vigor, determined to reclaim the lead. Their efforts paid off as they scored a try early on, putting the pressure back on the Balmy Beach RFC. But the Balmy Beach RFC refused to back down. With exceptional teamwork and individual brilliance, they fought tooth and nail to stay in the game. Both teams pushed themselves to the limit, trading blows and points with each passing minute. In the dying moments of the second half, the tension reached its peak. With the score tied and the clock ticking down, neither team was willing to settle for a draw. In a heart-stopping finale, the Balmy Beach RFC launched one final attack, and with a decisive move, they managed to score a try right at the death, sending the game into overtime.

Full-Time Score: Balmy Beach RFC 25 – 25 Aurora Barbs
Overtime: The overtime period was a test of endurance and determination. Both teams were exhausted, but they dug deep, knowing that victory was within their grasp. In the end, it was the Balmy Beach RFC who found that extra spark of energy. With sheer grit and determination, they pushed forward relentlessly, breaking through the Aurora Barbs’ defense to score a crucial try. As the final whistle blew, the stadium erupted in celebration. It was a hard-fought victory for the Balmy Beach RFC, a testament to their resilience and skill.

Final Score (Overtime): Balmy Beach RFC 31 – 25 Aurora Barbs
The match will be remembered as a classic encounter, showcasing the best of rugby and the unwavering spirit of both teams.

Beach 2s 34 – Aurora Barbs 5
First Half: From the opening whistle, it was clear that the Balmy Beach RFC meant business. They stormed onto the field with confidence and purpose, immediately putting the Aurora Barbs on the back foot. In the early minutes of the game, the Balmy Beach RFC showcased their attacking prowess, relentlessly pressuring the Aurora Barbs’ defense. With precise passing and powerful runs, they quickly took control of the match. The Aurora Barbs struggled to keep up with the pace and intensity of the Balmy Beach RFC. Despite their best efforts, they found themselves unable to halt the relentless onslaught of tries from the opposition. As the first half progressed, the Balmy Beach RFC continued to dominate proceedings. Their cohesive teamwork and individual brilliance were on full display, leaving the Aurora Barbs scrambling to contain them.

Halftime Score: Balmy Beach RFC 24 – 0 Aurora Barbs

Second Half: The second half began much like the first, with the Balmy Beach RFC dictating the tempo of the game. They wasted no time in extending their lead, capitalizing on every opportunity that came their way. The Aurora Barbs fought valiantly to mount a comeback, but the gap was simply too large to overcome. Despite showing flashes of brilliance in attack, they struggled to break through the solid defensive line of the Balmy Beach RFC. As the clock ticked down, the Balmy Beach RFC remained firmly in control. They continued to apply pressure on the Aurora Barbs, adding to their lead with another well-executed try. In the closing moments of the game, the Aurora Barbs managed to salvage some pride with a consolation try, but it was too little, too late to change the outcome.

Final Score: Balmy Beach RFC 34 – 5 Aurora Barbs
It was a dominant performance from the Balmy Beach RFC, showcasing their superior skill and determination. The victory will undoubtedly boost their confidence as they look ahead to future challenges in the season.

Beach TRU 1s 24 – Mississauga Blues 22

First Half: The match kicked off with an intensity that set the tone for what would be an enthralling contest. Both teams came out firing on all cylinders, eager to gain the upper hand early on. The Balmy Beach RFC took an early lead, showcasing their attacking flair and precision. Their quick passes and calculated moves put pressure on the Mississauga Blues’ defense, resulting in an early try that electrified the crowd. However, the Mississauga Blues quickly found their rhythm and fought back with determination. They displayed impressive resilience, refusing to let the Balmy Beach RFC run away with the game. With some well-executed plays of their own, they managed to close the gap and even the score. The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading blows and exchanging tries. The intensity on the field was palpable as they battled fiercely for every inch of ground.

Halftime Score: Balmy Beach RFC 12 – 10 Mississauga Blues
Second Half: As the second half commenced, the tension in the stadium reached fever pitch. The Balmy Beach RFC knew they couldn’t afford to let up, while the Mississauga Blues were determined to seize control of the game. The intensity only intensified as both teams upped the ante. The Balmy Beach RFC continued to press forward, but the Mississauga Blues’ defense held firm, thwarting several scoring opportunities. With time running out, every play became crucial. The Balmy Beach RFC pushed hard to extend their lead, but the Mississauga Blues refused to yield, mounting a spirited defense. In the final minutes of the game, with the score tied, it all came down to a nerve-wracking exchange. The Balmy Beach RFC launched one final attack, and amidst the chaos, they managed to break through the Mississauga Blues’ defense and score a decisive try.

Full-Time Score: Balmy Beach RFC 24 – 22 Mississauga Blues
The stadium erupted in jubilation as the Balmy Beach RFC celebrated their hard-fought victory. It was a nail-biting thriller that showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the very last second.

Beach TRU 2s 20 – Mississauga Blues 2s 0 (Mississauga Default) – TRU Women vs Cobourg, no score recorded

Remember there are no games this weekend due to the Victoria Day Holiday. Be safe and see you in a few weeks

Picture it…The Tubs and Gee Field…Saturday May 11th

Saturday, 11:00 AM – TRU2 Match: Beach vs. Mississauga 2 The sun is shining, the waves are crashing, and the excitement is palpable as the Beach takes on Mississauga Blues 2s in the first match of the day. The crowd is buzzing with anticipation as the teams take the field, ready to showcase their skills and determination. It’s a fast-paced, high-energy game from start to finish, with both teams giving it their all to secure the win. The atmosphere is electric as the Beach emerges victorious, kicking off the weekend with a thrilling victory!

Saturday, 12:30 PM – TRU1 Match: Beach vs. Mississauga 1 The excitement continues to build as the Beach faces off against Mississauga Blues 1s in the second match of the day. The intensity on the field is matched only by the passion in the stands, as fans cheer on their favorite players with unwavering support. It’s a hard-fought battle between two skilled teams, with neither side willing to back down. In the end, the Beach prevails once again, sending the crowd into a frenzy of cheers and applause!

Saturday, 2:00 PM – ORU2 Match: Beach vs. Aurora 2 As the afternoon sun reaches its peak, the Beach prepares to take on Aurora 2s in what promises to be another thrilling showdown. The players are focused and determined, eager to start the season with a win and make their mark on the season. The match is a fierce display of skill and strategy, with both teams pushing themselves to the limit in pursuit of victory. In the end, it’s the Beach who emerges triumphant, celebrating their third consecutive win of the day in front of a roaring crowd!

Saturday, 3:30 PM – ORU1 Match: Beach vs. Aurora 1 The grand finale of the day sees Beach 1s go head-to-head with Aurora 1s in a clash of titans that promises to be nothing short of epic. The tension is palpable as the teams take the field, knowing that only one will emerge victorious. The match is a nail-biting affair, with both sides trading blows in a relentless battle for supremacy. But in the end, it’s the Beach who prevails once again, capping off an unforgettable home opener weekend with a stunning display of skill and determination!

The TRU Women are away against Cobourg – Kick off at 12pm.

The heavily favorite women’s team travel up the 401E to Cobourg where they set the tone for their epic season. The women have been working hard and feel this season will be a memorable one. Once the whistle blows, its the Beach who dominate every aspect of the game and leave Cobourg with a win

As the sun sets on a day filled with unforgettable moments and incredible rugby action, fans leave the field buzzing with excitement, already counting down the days until the next thrilling showdown. This is just the beginning of what promises to be an unforgettable season for Beach Rugby Club

A note regarding the alumni dinner

After careful consideration and discussion, the alumni executive has decided to hold only one alumni dinner this year. We understand that this may come as a departure from previous years, but please rest assured that this decision was made with the best interests of the alumni community and the club in mind.

We are currently working closely with the club to secure a date for the dinner that will accommodate as many alumni as possible. We understand the importance of this event in fostering connections, celebrating achievements, and strengthening the bonds within our community.

More information regarding the date, venue, and other details of the alumni dinner will be communicated to you as soon as they are finalized. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to ensure that this year’s dinner is a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your input and feedback are invaluable as we continue to plan and organize this event.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the alumni community and the club. We look forward to coming together to celebrate our shared history and accomplishments at the upcoming alumni dinner.

A heartfelt and resounding thank you resonates from the depths of 240 Gordy and his esteemed team, as we reflect upon yet another extraordinary week of Rugby squash. In the embrace of camaraderie and spirited competition, adorned by the presence of seasoned rugby aficionados, enthusiastic squash players, courageous newcomers, and even the lively banter of our cherished hecklers, we found ourselves enveloped in an atmosphere of pure sportsmanship and joyous celebration. Through the collective efforts and unwavering support of each participant, Rugby squash triumphed, yielding a remarkable sum of $6000 dedicated to fortifying our beloved rugby section. Such a magnificent achievement is a testament to the indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment of our community. Congratulations to all involved! Your dedication and passion have truly made this endeavor a resounding success, and for that, we extend our deepest gratitude.

Easter Parade 2024 – Mark your calendars and brace yourselves for an exhilarating event like no other! This Sunday, March 31, promises to be an electrifying extravaganza as the Annual Beaches Easter Parade bursts onto the scene at 2 pm sharp! Picture this: the streets adorned with vibrant colors, pulsating with energy, as the parade kicks off from Queen Street East and Munro Park Avenue, igniting a wave of excitement that will sweep through every corner of the city. But wait, there’s more! Prepare to witness a spectacle unlike any other as our very own Rugby section proudly joins the procession, draped in the iconic blue and gold, ready to showcase our spirit and passion for rugby to the entire community. So rally your friends, don your finest attire, and get ready to line the streets, because this year’s parade promises thrills, cheers, and unforgettable moments at every turn. Don’t miss out – see you there!

Brian Williams – It is with a heavy heart I have to inform you about the passing of Brian Williams. A Nomad and Beach player who represented Canada on several occasions. His love lives on through his many family and friends who we think about during this most difficult time. https://memorials.ashburnhamfuneral.ca/brian-williams/5367493/

Congratulations Lisa De Sario, for winning the position of Sports Director with the BBC board of directors. Hugh Sutcliffe (Finance Director) and Jennifer Sharp (Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director) remain on the Board

Save the Date – The club will be celebrating their 70th in 2025 and we want you to come hang out with us and join in the festivities on June 5,6,7 (Saturday) and 8, 2025.

The Balmy Beach Club AGM will be held on Monday January 22. If you are a current member and in good standing with the club you will receive a voting link today (January 19th). Or if you choose to vote in person, the polls open at 6pm on January 22.

Remember your voice counts. Good luck to our very own, former Rugby Section President Lisa De Sario who is running for Sports Director.

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE CANDIDATES

The rugby section is still hard at work as they transition to the pre-season with indoor training soon. Here are some other notes:

2024 Coaching
The rugby section has been busy looking for new head coaches for both the men’s and women’s sections. Stay tuned for an update on this.

2024 ORU Men’s Schedule
The club master schedule is at the link below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18mkCBRLUbHcDklw3lFpU-JXMDaXPpZDI?usp=drive_link

Currently only the ORU Men’s Schedule has been released, but when the men’s and women’s TRU schedules are released I will update this document to include them.

For the men’s ORU I’s the seeding for McCormick Cup is now based on the overall league standings NOT August playoffs. The more successful we are in our season games, the higher seeding we will get come September.

2025 League Reformatting
After this year, on the men’s side, the entire league is being restructured into a “Top 6 Premiership”, two conferences of 5 “ORU B Championship”, and then branch unions (TRU, NRU ect…)

No one wants to be in a relegation battle in August, so that means our first on the field goal this year is to win our East Division and get us an automatic pass into the premiership next year.

Before anyone asks; yes, it is possible for us to finish second in our division, lose the relegation battle, win the McCormick Cup, and then still get relegated based on league standings.

Here are thee award winners from last week’s Rugby Banquet – Congratulations to all the winners

ORU 1s Most Valuable Forward – Owen McLean Lavado
ORU 1s Most Valuable Back – Jason Park
ORU 2s Most Valuable Forward – Matthew Mufandaedza
ORU 2s Most Valuable Back – Simon McLean Lavado
TRU 1s Most Valuable Forward – Elamu Karego Maswi
TRU 1s Most Valuable Back – Simon Onyango
TRU 2s Most Valuable Forward – Adrian Godwin
TRU 2s Most Valuable Back – Cian Donohoe
Men’s Most Improved Player – Waleed Popal
Men’s Most Dedicated Player – Hugh Barry
Men’s Most Dedicated Player – Ben Jones
Men’s Rookie of the Year – Evan Dermott
Women’s Most Valuable Forward – Kristin Bonomo
Women’s Most Valuable Back – Autumn Gervais
Women’s Most Improved Player – Cassia Cidro
Women’s Most Dedicated Player – Maddy Harris
Women’s Rookie of the Year – Bethany Spiers
Volunteer of the Year – Maddy Harris
Harvey Jaanuson Award – Mark Lawless
Ed Caterer Award – Krisitin Bonomo
Asshole of the Year – ORU 1’s

Holiday Silent Auction & Market On December 2nd, the Balmy Beach RFC will hold its annual Holiday Silent Auction & Market. This event is one of the most important for the rugby section. You can find more information on how to contribute in several ways on the Home Page. Please see the attachment and make it a point to make it to the club. Holiday Auction Donation Letter >>>

 

Rugby Annual General Meeting & Board Elections On the night of November 13th, the Balmy Beach RFC held its AGM. Some great discussion about some important issues took place, and the Board for the 2024 Season was elected. Please welcome…

President – Iain McLeish
Fundraising and Sponsorship – Brock
Clancy Secretary – Kristin Bonomo
Communications Director – Ben Jones
Social Director – Mark Lawless
Player Safety – Andrew Crawford
Treasurer – Malency Wainwright

 

Celebration of Life for David Baldwin – David played rugby for the Balmy Beach in the 1960’s. Ken McAulay, a teammate, remember’s David as a tough competitor who laughed easily, and enjoyed a joke and a beer. David passed away peacefully at the age of 84 at his home in Victoria Harbour on Thursday January 20, 2022. There will be a celebration of Life held for David at the Balmy Beach Club November 19th from 1:00-5:00PM.