Category Archives: Mens

NEW SENIOR MEN’S 2nd TEAM COACH

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Mr Lee Sullivan has accepted the offer to coach the Senior Men’s 2nd Team, effective immediately.

Lee has explained he sees his role as providing good quality organization for the Men’s 2nd team to allow ample entertaining and enjoyable playing time on and off the field for all those committed to Bayside Rugby.  He is also very mindful of his role to assist the Men’s 1st Team coach, Mr Rob Verelli, with the development and identification of players for the Men’s 1st Team.

The Executive, Club Management and Coaching staffs are very excited to have Mr Sullivan in this role.  Mr Sullivan’s long time commitment to the Bayside Athletic Association as a player and coach at all levels – Junior, Senior, and Representative – bode well for the ongoing development of Bayside Rugby.

On behalf of everybody in our organization, I welcome Mr Lee Sullivan to his new and critical role within the Club.

URGENT: CLUBHOUSE SURVEY

It would be appreciated if you would complete, by Nov 23/15, the Surrey Parks and Rec survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8STBDDY.

This is extremely important for our clubhouse construction.  Also, please consider forwarding the link to as many friends and family of Bayside Athletic Association as possible to complete the survey.

Please place this link on as many social media sites as you can access.

While many have completed this annual survey in the past, and even though our project is in the development phase, it is still extremely important to have another good response from the Rugby community. The importance of this survey cannot be understated or the response underestimated.

The 2 week survey ends Nov 23/15. Time is of the essence. Please notify all of urgency to respond

The last survey we had 268 responses (96 adults, 172 youth).  Let’s reach a goal of 500.

Critical questions worthy of comment are:

9. How satisfied are you with the “availability” of washroom facilities in Surrey’s athletic parks.

11. Would you support and make use of concession services in the park if they were available?

15. How satisfied are you with the customer service, provided by City staff, in relation to general inquiries, field booking information or response time to reported issues? – Delay in the start of construction

16. Please rank the following items in order of importance based on what you feel are the most important issues in Surrey Parks; #1 washroom and changing room availability.  Any comments regarding the club house would be beneficial

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IT IS EXTREMELY APPRECIATED

2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

As a Club requirement performed every year we hold the Bayside Athletic Association Annual General Meeting.  Please be notified this year’s AGM will be held at:

ROTARY FIELD  HOUSE (14600 Rotary Way, South Surrey Athletic Park, Surrey)

on MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

We look forward to our membership’s attendance

 

 

Sr. Men’s winter schedule and playoff scenario UPDATE

Nov 7 @ home v Langley
Nov 14 away @ Richmond
Nov 21 bye
Nov 28 away @ Abbotsford
Dec 5 make up
Remainder of schedule beyond Winter Break pending BCRU establishing dates for BC Final

Possible BC final Apr 30/16 or May 7/16. Earlier playoff date may conflict with McKechnie Cup games tentatively set for Jan/16

PLAYOFF BERTHS

Top 2 OK Springs teams during Spring (incl. Nov) schedule get berth into playoffs
Top Island gets berth into playoffs
Top team in full overall Fall/Spring season gets berth into playoffs
If the same team is in 1 & 3 the next team to get a berth in the playoffs will be the next best team in the full overall Fall/Spring season.

2016-2017 CLUB REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2016/17 season is now open at:

www.rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/042281553

2016/17 season’s fees are as follows:

Senior Men & Women                                           $300
Full Time Post-Secondary Students (see below)  $250
Juniors                                                                   $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

Bayside Clubhouse Procurement Process

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.

Coaching Announcement and Updates

The Bayside Executive and Directors would like to officially welcome Mr Rob Verrelli to the coaching staff of the Bayside Athletic Association. After a thorough review of Mr Verrelli’s credentials and discussions around the growth and expansion of Bayside Athletic Association, we feel Mr Verrelli’s passion for the game of Rugby will compliment the progressive improvement the Club is pursuing for its Senior Mens’ teams.

Mr Verrelli has lived and grown up in the local area and is well aware of the needs and requirements of the local players. “A home grown boy for home grown talent.” He has played club Rugby locally and abroad. His professional Rugby career has involved gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience with the following clubs and leagues:

  • Allan Glenn RFC (Scotland, National 2)
  • College Rifles RFC (New Zealand, Premier division 2)
  • Massey Essonne (France, Federal div 1)
  • Union Sportive Tours (France, Pro D2)
  • Salon RC. (France, F3)

Mr Verrelli has been involved in coaching representative Rugby within the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Rugby Unions. He is well suited and passionate about the growth of Rugby in the South Surrey area. He is attentive to the local talent and is in a position to develop and mentor the upcoming players beyond their high school and Junior Rugby experience. He also recognizes the current talent of the Senior Men’s teams and looks forward to continuing and improving on the successes our Senior Men’s teams made last year. Prior Senior Men’s coach, Brad Edmondson, stated “I have confidence that Rob and the management team at Bayside are poised for success. I am very excited for Bayside’s next chapter.”

The Club executive and Directors look forward to the bright future for the Senior Men’s teams with Mr Rob Verrelli at the helm.

The Club Executive and Director’s are also currently reviewing the interest in the coaching position for the Senior and Junior Women’s team. We are looking to add to the development and growth provided by our past coaches Jo and Eric. While we are reviewing current interests, we are continuing to encourage others that would like to be involved with the Bayside Athletic Association Women’s program to contact us. Should you know of any suitable candidates, please have them contact our Director of Rugby Operations, Andy Blackburn. In addition to our coaching pursuits, our Women’s Director, Andrea temple, is keeping the Executive and Directors apprised of developments to enhance our Women’s team’s achievements and accomplishments of last year. We will be deciding on a suitable candidate and making a decision for the Women’s coaching position prior to mid-August 2015

CLEAN – UP THANK YOU

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.

STORAGE BIN CLEAN-UP AND EQUIPMENT/UNIFORM COLLECTION

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.