The Bayside u16’s sevens team who participated in the North Star 7’s Tournament on September 12-13 were Plate Final Winners – Congratulations.
The team had five tough games and came across some very strong opposition including the Celtic Barbarian team from Calgary, St. Georges and Capilano. After a tough start to the tournament with a big loss against Capilano the team did well to secure wins against BC North Stars and Meralomas which took them to the Plate final with Capilano on Sunday. With high spirits going into the final, the team took their play to another level with great tackling and support which led to the boys running in three tries to one against Capilano. Hard running and good tackling created great open play rugby with the whole team to be commended for their effort.
The Bayside u18’s sevens team who participated in the North Star 7’s Tournament on September 12-13 were Plate Final Winners – Congratulations.
The team, which was made up mainly of u17’s, only had one loss in their five games against a very strong Celtic Barbarian team from Calgary. Other teams in their draw included Capilano, VI Thunder, NWAA and BC North Stars. Hard work, team effort, good tackling and exciting running sealed off a great two days of rugby with John Jubenvil and Jackson Silvester-Lee hooking up on a switch play which led to the victory try by Jackson against BC North Stars.
Registration for the 2016/17 season is now open at:
2016/17 season’s fees are as follows:
Senior Men & Women $300
Full Time Post-Secondary Students (see below) $250
Minis (Spring Season) $185
All team coaches and managers are requested to register on-line and the club will provide reimbursements
For Full Time Post-Secondary Students, please initially register as a Senior Player, and during the registration process, there will be an option to choose to indicate that you are a full time post secondary student
The following was of interest at the Bayside Clubhouse meeting on July 6/15. People wanted to know how they could assist in the building of the Clubhouse.
We are currently working on the design of the clubhouse with the City and ThinkSpace Architects. In order to maintain steady progress of developments, the City is starting to work on the procurement process. They are currently working on a Prequalification for General Contractors. The Prequalification will be a Request For Expressions of Interest posted on the City’s website and BC Bid. Interested sub trades should contact GC’s to see if they are putting in an application. It is expect to be posted in the middle-end of August. GC’s who successfully qualify will be asked to bid on the tender when it is issued.
This is Bayside’s opportunity to identify a “Rugby” friendly GC. I would like to have a qualified GC and sub trades from our Rugby community in charge of the construction. This will help ensure we get the best bang for our buck, have a Clubhouse built by those that know what a clubhouse is for, and provide benefit to those that have been involved in Rugby.
Please give consideration to this request, pass on to any interested parties, and notify me of intentions by emailing President@BaysideRFC.com.
A BIG Thank You to the following people for their assistance with the storage bin clean-up and equipment/uniform collection this weekend:
- Gregg Dunning,
- Rob Verrelli,
- Andrew Fiddis,
- Tyler Buchanan,
- Trevor Purrcell,
- Nolan Dunning,
- Ian Gendall,
- Lee Sullivan,
- Ondrej Vasica
We were able to purge and conquer the mass of Bayside “stuff”. Thanks to those that dropped off merchandise and uniforms. We were able to record and catalogue some of the Bayside inventory. We also found some long lost merchandise that will be for sale shortly. If you were unable to attend the field to drop off merchandise please contact your appropriate Club section Director to make arrangements. Everybody’s assistance in helping us to prepare for the upcoming season would be greatly appreciated.
We are looking for help from the entire club this weekend, July 18 & 19, 2015, 10:00am start. In order to be organized and prepared for the upcoming Mini, Junior, Senior, and Over 40 2015/16 seasons, we are cleaning out and reorganizing the “Green Bin” at the south end of our home field at South Surrey Athletic Park.
Equipment Manager, Gregg Dunning, is leading the way in getting prepared for the 2015/16 season.
In addition to this reorganization, we are collecting all Bayside merchandise, equipment, and uniforms for inventory. If you have been holding onto any Bayside merchandise please bring it to the “Green Bin” on July 18 or 19/15.
Please give serious consideration to assisting with this large project. “Many hands make light work.” Your assistance in these two activities is very much appreciated.
The City of Surrey has identified an appropriate architect, Thinkspace Architecture, for the Bayside Athletic Association Field House. Thinkspace Architecture also has a team of sub-consultants available to work on the project. Thinkspace Architecture is now in the process of drafting the detailed design (blueprints) of the field house. The City’s Planning and Development Manger has explained the construction of the field house is expected to begin in September 2015 and is expected to be completed in April 2016. A development and planning sign should be installed at the construction site any day.
I have requested the City of Surrey Planning and Development Manager and Thinkspace Architecture meet with the Bayside Athletic Association members and supporters. An information meeting to review the construction process has been scheduled for 6:00pm July 6, 2015 at the Rotary Field House in South Surrey Athletic Park. If you have ever inquired about the status of the Bayside Athletic Association Field House it is highly recommended that you attend this meeting. Please notify and ensure any supporters of our home and community project attend.
Learn more about Bayside’s Free Summer Touch Rugby program here
All users should pre-register. You can register here
It is with great sadness that Bayside Athletic Association mourns the loss of Joey Meekley. Joey was a versatile player that played Lock, Fly-half and Wing for the Bayside U15 and U16 teams. He was an integral part of Bayside’s U15 and U16 BC Championship teams. His very close team mates will always remember the last minute winning try to secure a hard fought victory against the U18 Bellarmine Academy at the 2012 Las Vegas Invitational Youth Tournament. Joey was not only a great success on the field, but as a true Rugby player Joey opened his house to his own and visiting teams as a place of companionship and comaraderie. Joey was also known as an outstanding musician with the piano, and in particular the guitar. Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with Chris and Paddy at this time.
Please join us for a gathering to celebrate Joey’s life on Friday May 29, 2015 at Kwomais (Kiwanis Park South Surrey) Sandford Hall 1367 128th Street @ 2pm. We request that you wear your most brightest and most colourful outfits and hats that would make Joey proud. There will be an open mike so please so please bring your guitar, songs, poems and wonderful stories to share with everyone. As it is a park, please bring a blanket if you are wanting to sit. Additionally, while parking is limited, please try to carpool or park in Ocean Park and walk down to Kwomais. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sources Community Resource @ (604) 531-6226 with reference to Child and Youth Mental Health. There will also be a Musical scholarship set up in Joeys name. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/RememberingJoeyMeekley/ for more detailed information.
We are hosting a 16 club Mini Rugby Jamboree this Sunday April 19th
Kick off 10:00 Ending at 11:30
As we all know these events take a number of people doing small jobs to make it happen. We are looking for helpers from all teams where possible. We do have parent involvement but would be great to have the other groups along to help out and be involved if possible. Please pass along to your groups and let me know who is able to help in these specific areas.
1 – Field Set-Up – 8:30-9:30 (Laying out field cones, placing field signs, set up tent, tables & BBQ)
2 – First Aid Station – 10-11:30 – Certified First Aid Attendants – Available to help out if needed / called
3 – Concession – 10:30 – 11:30 (prepare / hand out free hot dogs and water for the kids) – short 30 min shifts
4 – Field Take Down – 11:30 – 12:00- Collect the field cones, signs, pack up tent, tables and BBQ and quick garbage sweep
Anyone with Media friends – this will be a great photo opportunity. Expecting 300 + cute little kids
Bayside Mini Rugby Director