Ontario Blues Sr. Development XV Defeat Indigenous Australian Rugby Team https://djcoilrugby.com/2018/09/25/ontario-blues-sr-development-xv-indigenous-australian-rugby-team/ …pic.twitter.com/TUexIwK2Vr
It's #McCormickCup day this Saturday! We cap off a great season of senior men's rugby with a full day of competition including the Cup final at 3pm between Brantford Harlequins Rugby Football Club and Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club!
#ThanksCoach! Please join us as we recognize two outstanding coaches for the work that they do supporting young people both on-and-off the pitch.
Both Stephen Larratt-Smith, chemistry teacher and rugby coach at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute; and Paul Myers, volunteer coach at Malvern Collegiate Institute, U18 Mens coach for Rugby Ontario and Balmy Beach Junior Rugby have been awarded the inaugural Doncaster Mentorship Award.
TWO TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (TDSB) HIGH-SCHOOL RUGBY COACHES ANNOUNCED AS THE INAUGURAL RECIPIENTS OF
THE DONCASTER MENTORSHIP AWARD.
Toronto, Ont. Sept 2018. The Doncaster Foundation announced Victoria Park Collegiate Institute rugby coach and teacher, Stephen Larratt-Smith, and Malvern Collegiate Institute’s volunteer rugby coach, Paul Myers, as the inaugural recipients of the Doncaster Mentorship Award.
Inspired by the touching stories shared by the 2018 Doncaster Scholarship applicants, the Doncaster Mentorship Award looks to recognize all of the invisible kilometers that Toronto’s rugby coaches run to grow the game, build character, and nurture self-confidence in young people.
This year’s Doncaster Mentorship Award recipients embrace their roles as mentors, sponsors, and advocates of young people. Through their informal mentoring roles, these coaches protect, prepare, and challenge students to reach new heights in their athletic careers while emphasizing the need for academics or academic support. Their mentor/mentee relationships start because of rugby, and continue because of their steadfast commitment to helping young people both on-and-off the pitch.
ABOUT THE DONCASTER MENTORSHIP AWARD
The Doncaster Mentorship Award celebrates the work of rugby’s community champions. These community champions work tirelessly in support of Toronto’s student athletes. Award recipients are the embodiment of selflessness, dedication, and immense passion, values that are at the core of coaching and leadership.
ABOUT THE DONCASTER FOUNDATION
The Doncaster Foundation is a family-managed foundation focused on improving the lives of Canadian children and youth by providing financial support for medical, sport, and educational purposes. The foundation has been active for over 20-years supporting a select group of Canada’s leading charities and not-for-profit organizations.
ABOUT TORONTO INNER-CITY RUGBY FOUNDATION
The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is a rugby-centred community development organization that uses rugby as a tool for social good. TIRF, a registered non-profit founded in 2011, builds community through rugby in 31 of Toronto’s underserved, low-income and priority neighbourhoods. Sanctioned by Rugby Canada; Rugby Ontario, and working in partnership with eight Toronto rugby clubs; school boards and community service providers, TIRF reduces the financial, geographical, and cultural barriers that prevent children and youth from participating in the sport.
Some great 📷s courtesy of Tek Gie Ang from Sunday's Blues Development XV game vs The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team! #BackYourBluesThompson Rugby Park hosted the friendly match between Rugby Ontario Blues Development vs The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team on September 23, 2018. ...