Are you heading to the HSBC Vancouver International Sevens World Rugby Series from March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016. Gather with your Bayside and other International fans at the Library Square Public House.
For more info go to: http://www.bcrugby.com/news_article/show/610037?referrer_id=2026023
This past year has been significant in our Club development. We have made strides towards acting as a “Club” in preference to teams within separate silos. Rugby is about camaraderie, inclusiveness, and teamwork. As the on-field success cannot be achieved by an individual alone; the organization and commitment to collaboration is priority.
Over 2015 we have been able to establish the roots of a Social Committee, a Medical Committee, an Equipment Manager, a Fields Manager, a Merchandise Manager, a Bar Manager, and a Food Manager. This is in addition to the established Executive and Director positions and the On-field staff of Coaches and Managers.
The holiday season is often referred to as the “Season of Giving”. As we look forward to turning the calendar to 2016, I wanted to thank everyone, especially our volunteers, for their tremendous commitment in 2015. Without this unselfish dedication, the current achievements of the Bayside Athletic Association would not have been realized. The year was not without its challenges but because of the passion, enthusiasm and hard work of our volunteers we are a stronger “Club” organization today.
We should all be proud of the efforts everyone has provided. One of the fruits of everyone’s labours is the development and recruitment of financial supporters to a well structured and reliable association. It is a great pleasure to include Coast Capital Savings, Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug, Original Joe’s, Panago Pizza, Hamish Ross – Sutton Realty, Prestige Contracting, Eagle West Cranes, Coastal Floors Direct, Woodfibre ING, Allegra Printing, the Mittermaier Family, Griff Building Supplies, DHX, and Boston Pizza in the financial goals of Bayside Athletic Association. I would like to sincerely thank these organizations and individuals for their steadfast and welcomed support.
We are constantly on the outlook for helping hands and leadership positions to promote and encourage our “Club” mentality. Whether a player or supporter of the Mini, Junior, Senior Women, Senior Men, or Old Boys program we encourage all to be involved with the overall development of the Bayside Rugby Club throughout the year. We are a Community organization and require the involvement of the Rugby community to accomplish our objectives.
Best wishes to all for a happy and safe holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone involved with the Bayside Athletic Association.
Here’s to continued successes in 2016!
Bayside Athletic Association
Come one, come all and get a chance to run off those Christmas treats and turkey dinners at our annual touch rugby tournament.
An open invitation to all Juniors, Seniors, Old Boys, Alumni, Parents and any rugby supporters in the Bayside Rugby Community! It’s coed and meant to be a social touch rugby get together. If people want to stay after and get their more competitive run in, they are more than welcome to.
It will be on the top turf field at the South Surrey Athletic Park, on the east side of the ice hockey arena.
Participation is by donation, and there will also be hot chocolate and coffee available by donation for spectators as well.
If you’re coming home to South Surrey / White Rock for the holidays, it would be great to see your smiling faces again 🙂 Please invite anyone and everyone!!
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.
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
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.