In Memory Of Cecil Moody

September 03, 2019


In Memory of Cecil Moody

September 3rd, 2019

(WHITBY, ON) - It is with great sadness that Rugby Ontario announces the passing of Cecil John Kingston Moody. Rugby Ontario sends its condolences to Cecil’s family and the Toronto Scottish. 

“Cec” Moody is one of the founding members of Ontario’s high school rugby programs of the present time. Moody was the cornerstone in developing a rugby program at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto.

Cec used international tours to help develop his players. Moody constantly devoted his own time during summers and March breaks to bring his teams overseas to the British Isles, France, New Zealand and Fiji. Being a history teacher first and foremost, Cec brought his players to various historical sites in order to learn about the area and important historical events. He also fielded many calls from international teams who came on tour to Ontario, displaying the breadth and depth of the game of rugby provincially.

Moody was also a strong member of the Toronto Scottish in his playing days and later, helped to bolster their rugby program. He was inducted in the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame in 2016.


The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.


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Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

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