Neil McNeil claims hat trick

Donning their red and white jerseys, not one but three teams of Neil McNeil students stood proudly in front of the field after winning the Toronto Catholic District School Board championships this October. Under the guidance of their current coach, Scott Switzer, as well as grade 12 student coaches, Liam Carr and Marcus Nicoletti, the […]

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 […]

Balmy Beach Club captures McCormick Cup

The Balmy Beach Rugby Club’s premier men’s team earned another in a long history of titles at the McCormick Cup final against the Toronto Scottish on Oct. 25. Balmy Beach won 27-22 to hoist the provincial championship trophy at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham. “We knew we had to come to play today,” said Haydn Gage, […]

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Zooey Smash ‘em well, left, from Toronto’s Derby Debutantes, lays a shoulder on Holly Hox of Windsor’s Border City Brawlers on June 23, in GTA Rollergirl action at Ted Reeve Community Arena. The game, won by the Brawlers, was the second of a double header. For upcoming games, including an all-day, 14-team tournament on July […]

Malvern girls win fourth rugby title

The Malvern girls rugby team has once again claimed the TDSSAA Championship after defeating Newtonbrook 31-5 on May 28. Newtonbrook struggled throughout the match, with many of their girls unable to cope with the over-30˚C weather at the Sunnybrook fields. “It was a really tough game. It was very hot. We didn’t expect it to […]

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The Balmy Beach 1s continued its impressive push for the McCormick Cup by defeating London 31-0 on Oct. 15. Balmy Beach will now play Markham in the Oct. 22 semi-final clash. Balmy Beach was undefeated in the regular season – not only the 1s but also the 2s and 3s, making it an extraordinary season […]

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RUGBY The Balmy Beach Rugby Club, both the first and second teams, continues to dominate the Ontario Marshall League. With victories over Stoney Creek on July 16 at the Tubs & Gee Gage Rugby Field, both senior men’s teams are now 8-0 for the season and sit atop their respective tables. Meanwhile the women’s senior […]

Malvern Girls advance to city finals

Malvern girls rugby advanced to the finals after defeating Newtonbrook in the semis on May 19 at Birchmount Stadium. The Malvern girls continued their impressive performance by winning 37-0. See more photos below. [nggallery ID=8]