Venue: Waterford District High School in Waterford which is somewhere in southern Ontario. The Wolves are the name of the High School Team - we played the Harvesters.
Referee: I am not sure (sorry ref), it definitely was not Ian Stewart.(for the first time in three games)
Weather: It was a warm 28 degrees which had a feel like of 34 degrees when we played (our plan B was an expected a rain storm to come through and cancel the game). Cameron says they have heard of weather this warm in Northern Ireland and he was in it once or twice but he never played rugby in it before. Twenty-four hours later it was 8 degrees.
Attendance: It turns out the supporters bus was delayed and did not arrive until after the game and the players decidedly missed their encouragement. (Jake drove up on his own and ran touch) Also seen on the sideline were:
|Brian Shearer (doing some scouting)|
|Sam McGee's mom and dad from London|
|Martin's dad (likes soccer better)|
Team: 1. Ross Matheson 80 min), 2. Brendan Sculland (80min), 3. Jon Millington (80 min), 4 . Bob Mavro (80 min), 5. Martin Van Den Hurk (80 min), 6. Drew Redford (80 min), 7. Duncan Earl (80 min), 8. Erick Alvardo, (80 min) 9. Nick Lemieux (80 m), 10. Derrick Weber (80 min) , 11(actually 22). James Vinneau (80 min), 12. Vic Blaney (80 min), 13. Sam McGee (80 min) , 14. Austin March (80 min)(thanks to Austin for calling in sick - we needed him), 15. Cameron Ruys (80 min).
These are players who played last week but I did not get a picture to introduce them. This was their second game with Grimsby (they came back).
|Cameron (from Northern Ireland)|
|Sam (from London ( Canada))|
|Erick (u20 Canadian Wolverine)|
Norfolk's president pointed out that some dozen years ago Martin brought the Gentlemen down to play the Harvesters in their first game ever.
On the home front, Brendan Sculland and Nick Lemieux spent 3.5 hours last Tuesday mixing 48 bags of cement in wheelbarrows to fill in the shower pans. Lots of work will be done on the club in the next couple of weeks.
Congratulations to the Beamsville girls who went to OFSSA in Brampton as #4 seed. This is the seventh year in a row Beamsville has gone to OFSSA and the tenth year in a row to win their zone. Congratulation to Frank Schilte, Chris Brown and Stephanie Pavlovich.
Blessed Trinity a first year team in Grimsby actually qualified for OFSSA boys but because you must be 16 to play at OFSSA they did not have enough players over that age and had to decline. Great start to the program Jim and Chris and well done.