Many alumni and families participated in Club Day at Brockton–

The Rowers’ mini sides played matches during the half-time intervals
of the senior mens’ games.

Most of time, the Rowing Club hosts their guests at the VRC clubhouse on Coal Harbour. But that wasn’t the case Sept. 22 when the club hosted their alumni, family and friends at the pitch as part of their home-opener festivities.

There was a bouncy castle for the kids, a BBQ, a beer garden, and mini-rugby games during the half-time intervals. The Rowers also posted four wins on the day.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped make Club Day a huge success,” said Matty James, one of the club organizers. “It was a great indication that the club has a strong future with the mini’s and age-grade, teams, along with the academy, and fielding 3 senior teams. It was great to see all the alumni out in support.” He added that the next big events are the Halloween party and the Christmas party, which he encouraged everyone to attend.

Peter Muirhead, past president of VRC rugby, said the recent fire that destroyed the Oval’s changing rooms brought the club together. “Everyone stepped up and helped out.”

Muirhead noted a lot of people came to help with the clean up including Evergreen ruggers, members of the cricket pavilion, and Rowers’ alumni. “The parks board has been very cooperative too.”

This weekend:

The firsts and seconds travel to Kamloops for two matches at Rayleigh Rugby Park, while the thirds face Bayside at South Surrey Athletic Park. Both Kamloops and the Rowers are unbeaten in the first division and while Kamloops has a game in hand, the Rowers could take over sole possession of the top spot with a bonus point win.

Pictures from the day:


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