Scribes Season Opener Fast Approaching

Scribes RFC are excited to return to the field this Fall for another scintillating season of rugby.

The club will be looking to build off a memorable 2017-18 campaign that saw the Scribes Women win their first-ever provincial title, while the men continued to work their way up the Division 2 tables.

New players welcome

Whether you’re on the downside of a stellar international rugby career or just picking up a rugby ball for the first time, Scribes probably have a spot for you in our club. Send us a quick email at thequill@scribesrfc.com or come introduce yourself at training.

We’re meeting for pre-season training at Trout Lake / John Hendry Park, starting at 6:30pm on the following dates:

Mondays: August 13, 20 and 27
Wednesdays: August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Scribes Men

The men will be under new management this fall, with Coach Aaron O’Flaherty having announced his departure in order to pursue provincial responsibilities. Taking over in the Head Coaching role will be Dan Simpson. He will be joined Forwards Coach Brad Van der Westhuizen, Backs Coach Emmet Gill and Assistant Coach Allister Hays. Longtime Scribes Captain, Brian O’Regan, along with hooker Leo Chica, will oversee team fitness. David Delachoux will serve as team Manager. The group will have the mandate of steering the Scribes into playoff contention.

The men benefited from good roster depth last season, which allowed them to finish strong as they came down the stretch, but the required results came far too late into the campaign. If the men are to be successful this year, a good start will be paramount. The Scribes pre-season will get underway on August 25th against Kats, followed by an exhibition match against the Harlequins in Penticton on September. The regular season then begins with an away-match on September 8th against Langley RC, with the first home fixture coming on September 22 against Brit Lions.

Scribes Women

The Scribes Women will also be looking for new leadership, as Assistant Coach Sean Gerrity has stepped down to pursue opportunities in Europe. Club President Marcus Treacy will be on the lookout for a talented Coach to join him on the sidelines, and it promises to be an ideal situation for the right candidate, as the team will be looking to build off a massively successful 2017-18 season that saw them claim a BC provincial championship.

It is anticipated that the core of the team will return once again, and Scribes will be looking to establish themselves as the clear favorites in their division. If all goes well this year, there could even be suggestions of moving up to face higher levels of competition in the future. Before there can be any talk of that, however, there is plenty of work to put in.

The Scribes Women return to the field soon, with the regular season beginning September 8th in Langley, and the first home fixture coming on September 22 against Brit Lions.

For the full list of Scribes RFC matches and events, visit scribesrfc.com/calendar.

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