BBRC honours players

The annual Balmy Beach Rugby banquet took place on November 18 with over 80 players and guests in attendance including club president, Jake Lipsett and alumni director, Gerry Allen. The event celebrated the involvement and achievements of alumni and current players, some of whom were inducted into the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame. Speaking about […]

Balmy Beach Rugby Club players boost Team Canada

Two Balmy Beach Rugby Club players are giving the international stage a try, playing for Team Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship now underway. The five-game tournament began earlier this month in Langford, B.C. and sees the six highest ranked teams from the Americas – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, United States, and Uruguay –compete through […]

From Balmy Beach to the World Cup

In his wildest dreams, nine-year-old Liam Underwood couldn’t see where rugby would land him: a sold-out stadium in Cardiff, Wales roaring with 74,000 fans. A field where Ireland, the back-to-back Six Nations rugby champions, gather on the other side. That was the scene Liam stepped into Sept. 19, when the 24-year-old Beach native took the […]

Beach rugby squad makes miracle save

They call him ‘Cotton.’ Eric Shannon showed why on Saturday, Sept. 12 when the ball came sailing at the bleachers during a Balmy Beach rugby game. Stepping away from an interview with Beach Metro News, Shannon turned around and caught it, soft-handed. The crowd cheered. So did the Beach players on the field, and their […]

Malvern boys take silver at Ontario championship

They came in as a dark horse, but the senior boys team at Malvern Collegiate finished Ontario’s rugby championship with a flash of silver. Undefeated in Toronto, the Black Knights knew they would face another level of competition when the OFSAA rugby finals kicked off in Hamilton on June 5. Reaching the final game against […]

News Briefs

The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Spring Fling flower-planting event on Saturday, May 30, in the Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue community. Help brighten the streetscape by planting colourful annuals around 22 trees along Gerrard. Afterward, stop in at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., for a drink, fresh food […]

New team a hit for Balmy Beach rugby

When Rick Honeyford first started playing senior men’s rugby, he got schooled. “I went out there and tried to tackle the way I tackled in high school, and the guy probably outweighed me by 50 pounds,” Honeyford said with a laugh. “I separated my shoulder.” This spring, the Balmy Beach Rugby Club launched a new […]