Club News

August 2015 - RUGBY RECRUITMENT CAMPS

Welcome to the Nanaimo Hornets, where Community, Legacy and Excellence form the basis of what we do! Our Community extends beyond the club membership as we support sport and physical activity of all kinds. Rugby is unique in that there is a place for every body type and all skill levels, plus the social aspect forms an important part of our culture.

The Hornets have a rich history as one of the first clubs in North America, dating back to the 1890’s. Over the years, we have many members who have gone on to play for Canada and this Legacy continues as we hope to have a Hornet representing Canada at an upcoming Olympics!

We strive for a culture of Excellence in all aspects of the game, from the quality of coaching through to the expectations of all players, both on and off the field. We don’t just want success in competition, we want our members to be successful in Life.

Whether you are a seasoned player or new to the game, the Nanaimo Hornets welcome you to a chance to experience the game of rugby and some ‘Hornet style’ hospitality.

Each session features some skill development drills and fun activities to put skills into practice.

Family Bar-B-Q and refreshments to follow.

Here is a list of the Camp Session. Please select the Registration Button below and you will be redirected to the Registration Page.

•MINIS: 9am - 11am (boys & girls ages 11 and under)

•YOUTH: 11am - 1pm (boys & girls ages 12 - 18)

•SENIOR MEN: 1pm - 3pm (ages 19+)

•SENIOR WOMEN: 1pm - 3pm (ages 19+)

•OLD BOYS: 3pm - 5pm (age 40+)40+)


 

Vancouver Island Crimson Tide Hosted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2014-04-29 10:55:05 Nanaimo Hornets News

The Vancouver Island Crimson Tide Senior men and U20 teams are proud to welcome returning coaches Ken Goodland and Roger Robinson as coaches for the Senior Crimson Tide, and Winston Stanley as coach for the U20 Tide.  

First Session next Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 at Brentwood B Field---accross the highway. 

Sunday  May 25th: Fraser Valley at Vancouver Island: Cowichan

Sat. June 7th: Vancouver Island at Vancouver

Below are dates for the Senior Men and U20--1994--

Crimson Tide training sessions in preparation for our Sunday May 25th home opener.

Please forward to any interested player.  If you have any questions, please email John at johnlyall4@gmail.com

These sessions will be at Brentwood College, stay tuned for exact field locations.

 

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BRIAN "ELVIS" BISHOP

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2013-05-16 11:02:29 Nanaimo Hornets News

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BRIAN BISHOP--------MAY 18/2013 NOON

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD FOR OUR RECENTLY PASSED FRIEND AND TEAMMATE, BRIAN 'ELVIS' BISHOP.

THERE WILL BE A BENCH DEDICATION, A FEW SPEECHES, VIDEO, STORIES AND IN BETWEEN THE TEARS, A FEW GIGGLES.

THIS IS A POTLUCK FOOD EVENT AND WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE.

R.I.P. BRIAN


 

HORNETS 1ST DIV MEN BEAT COWICHAN PIGGIES IN SEMI-FINAL

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2013-04-21 12:25:11 Nanaimo Hornets News

IN A GREAT HARD FOUGHT GAME, HORNETS CAME OUT ON TOP 24-6 IN THIS WEEKENDS VANCOUVER ISLAND COWICHAN CUP SEMI-FINAL WITH COWICHAN.  WIDE EXPANSIVE RUGBY, HARD CLEAN HITS, GOOD REFEREEING AND SUNSHINE MADE SATURDAY'S GAME THAT MUCH MORE ENTERTAINING.  NICE TO HAVE SUCH A SOLID COMPETITION WITHOUT ANY SILLINESS.  A BIG THANK YOU TO COWICHAN RFC FOR BRINGING SUCH A GREAT CONTINGENT OF SPECTATORS AND FOR MAKING THE POST GAME SOCIAL A FUN AFFAIR-------------THIS IS THE CLASSY RUGBY BEHAVIOUR THAT WE IN THE MID/NORTH ISLAND HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO ASPIRE TO.  WELL DONE PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS!

HORNETS NOW GO ON TO THE ISLAND FINAL NEXT WEEKEND---------VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

 

 

CHRIS LONG MAKES CANADA

Hosted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-10-10 21:25:21 Nanaimo Hornets News

Chris Long made the starting lineup for Canada vs Uruguay on Friday, October 12/2012 @ Langford, Westhills stadium--7:00 p.m.  Check out the BCRUGBY website for more particulars.  Chris Long senior will be in attendance and hanging out at the Hornets clubhouse October 11/2012

 

THE WAYNE PEACE MEMORIAL GAME

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-09-11 18:01:31 Nanaimo Hornets News

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15/2012 NANAIMO HORNETS ARE HOSTING THE ANNUAL "WAYNE PEACE MEMORIAL GAME".  THIS GAME IS PLAYED ANNUALLY, ALTERNATING BETWEEN THE COWICHAN PIGGIES PITCH AND NANAIMO HORNETS PITCH.  THE GAME IS TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF WAYNE PEACE WHO WAS INTREGAL TO BOTH TEAMS, ON AND OFF THE FIELD.  THE DAY WILL FEATURE 3 GAMES:

11:30 A.M.  1ST DIVISION WOMEN

1:00 P.M.    THE "FRIENDS OF WAYNE" GAME------SOME LONGER IN THE TOOTH GENTLEMEN!

2:30 P.M.   1ST DIVISION MEN-----NANAIMO VS COWICHAN IN OUR LEAGUE SEASON OPENER.

ALL AT MAY BENNETT PARK-----HOME OF THE HORNETS. (THE CORNER OF DICKENSON & DOVER)

REFRESHMENTS AND A DINNER TO FOLLOW.

COME OUT AND SHARE IN THE MERRIMENT AND MEMORIES OF OUR FRIEND WAYNE AND ENJOY THE FABULOUS RUGBY THAT WILL SURELY OCCUR.  PROCEEDS OF THE DAY WILL GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

 

 

HORNETS/LES COQS------7'S TEAM COMES HOME WITH SOME HARDWARE

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-07-08 20:42:20 Nanaimo Hornets News

NANAIMO HORNETS PUT IN OUR LES COQS SEVENS TEAM INTO THE COWICHAN 7'S TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY, JULY 7/2012 AND CAME OUT ON TOP----------HARDWARE ALL AROUND.  HORNETS/LES COQS (GABE'S JERSEY DESIGN) WENT 4 AND 0 IN THE TOURNAMENT AND SCORED SOME PRETTY WONDERFULY TRIES.  THEY EVEN HAD TO DEAL WITH THE MASSIVE JOHN TAIT (CANADA) FORWARD.  MALORY ROE WON MVP OF THE TOURNAMENT!!!!!!!  A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AND THE HOSTING WAS GREAT AND APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME PONY TAIL MUNCHING AFTER THE GAME---------SOMEBODY WILL BE COUGHING UP HAIR BALLS THIS WEEKEND.  ANYWAY, WELL DONE HORNETS.  TEAM ROSTER WAS:  BRAD MARSHALL, KEVIN POND, BRETT HANCOCK, TYLER CAMERON, DENNIS MURPHY, MALORY ROE, NICK CALDRY, SAM HOPPING, RAY SENNINI AND KEVIN FROM POWELL RIVER.  THANKS TO DENNIS BEGGS AND BOB THE BUILDER FOR THEIR WORK ON THE SIDELINES.

WELL DONE TO A COUPLE OF OUR NEW PLAYERS AND TO SOME OF OUR LONGER-IN-THE-TOOTH FOLKS AS WELL.  NICE TO SEE THAT WE CAME BACK WITH HARDWARE--------A POSITIVE SIGN FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.  REMEMBER WE ARE ALL RUNNING ON THURSDAY NIGHTS SILLIES AND THE MIXED TOUCH LEAGUE ON WEDNESDAYS.  THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6:30 P.M.  SEE YOU ALL THERE. 


GABE GREGG MEMORIAL FUND

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-06-25 15:23:27 Nanaimo Hornets News

THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF DONATIONS AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT DONATIONS TO HONOR GABE GREGG IN HIS PASSING.  THE NANAIMO HORNETS HAVE SET UP AN ACCOUNT FOR THOSE DONATIONS AND SO IF YOU FEEL SO INCLINED PLEASE MAKE THE PAYMENTS TO "NANAIMO HORNETS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB" GABE GREGG MEMORIAL FUND.  SOME FUNDS HAVE BEEN EARMARKED FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS LIKE A YOUTH BURSARY BUT MOST HAVE NOT.  WE WILL POST THE AMOUNTS AND PROJECTS AT A LATER DATE.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE NANAIMO CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR GABE GREGG IS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 30/2012 2:00 P.M. AT THE NANAIMO HORNETS RUGBY CLUBHOUSE AT MAY BENNETT PARK ON  THE CORNER OF DICKENSON AND DOVER ROADS.  (BEHIND CANADIAN TIRE).  THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE OF AN INFORMAL NATURE AND WE ARE REQUESTING THAT IF FEEL LIKE IT, PLEASE BRING A SNACK.  GABE'S FAMILY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AND IT WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PASS ON YOUR CONDOLENCES.  SEE YOU THERE

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-06-24 19:44:48 Nanaimo Hornets News

Congratulations to Seth Recalma (15), Nick Crossen (15) and Lucas De Vries (14) for making the final cut for the U16 Tsunami Team heading to UBC, July 6-8, 2012 for the PRC's.... Well done boys, you have all worked extremely hard for this and deserve the recognition and chance to prove yourselves....

 

Gabe's Celebration of Life at the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Clubhouse----June 30/2012 2:00 p.m.

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-06-11 22:45:24 Nanaimo Hornets News

We will be having a Celebration of Life for Gabe with his family,friends and teammates on Saturday, June 30/2012 starting at 2:00 p.m. in Nanaimo.  The clubhouse is on the corner of Dickenson and Dover Rds.  the large log clubhouse.  This is an open invitation to those people who knew Gabe during some part of his all too short life journey. This will be a pot luck snacks, sandwiches, etc.  please come with your favourite item------------ casual eating!  Lucky available.

 

R.I.P. Gabriel Gregg 1981-2012

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-06-05 07:10:16 Nanaimo Hornets News

THE HORNETS WANT TO EXTEND OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO GABE'S FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF GABRIEL.  HE WAS LOVED, RESPECTED AND WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY HIS OTHER FAMILY (THE HORNETS RUGBY CLUB).  PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICES ETC. FOR GABE.  ALSO, PLEASE LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.

 STEVE, tmg

 

 

YOOS TOO BEES TAKE HOME THE COAL MINERS CUP!!!!!!!

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-05-21 09:27:54 Nanaimo Hornets News

FROM ALL ACCOUNTS, 20+ BRAVE MEN SET OUT LAST SATURDAY (MAY19/2012) TO LUCKY-VILLE (CUMBERLAND) TO CHALLENGE FOR THE COVETED >35 COAL MINERS CUP AGAINST THE RESURRECTED SARATOGA MEN.  THE "GENTLEMEN" FROM NANAIMO MANAGED TO OUT DRINK AND OUT PLAY THEIR NORTHERN FRIENDS AND WERE WONDERFULLY HOSTED.  A GREAT THANKS TO COMOX KICKERS AND SARATOGA FOR THEIR HOSPITALITY AND GOOD SPIRIT.  RUMOUR HAS IT THAT SOME OF OUR GUYS ARE THINKING OF ACTUALLY MAKING A NUMBER OF OUR AWAY GAMES NEXT SEASON----------GREAT WORK GUYS. 

 

the BENCH

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-04-23 11:24:42 Nanaimo Hornets News

After a sensational 1st division battle with Surrey (unfortunately we lost 37-27), we had the unveiling of our BENCH.  A large crowd of players, families and fans gathered to "toast" our teammates who have "left the field too early".  The Bench built by Stu Jones (Peter Earthorne's son-in-law), contains the names of some of our most significant passed teammates:  Wayne Peace, Norman Marshall, Robert "bobby 02" Owen, Colin Cresswell and Peter Earthorne.  In typical Hornet fashion, the "project" was a TEAM effort.  Right down to the landscaping (thanks Dr. Don), the concrete platform (thanks rugby Roy), the plaque and securing (thanks Gabe Gregg), the concrete (thanks Mayco cement), the purchase of the plaques (thanks Althouses) and all the other folks who supported the endeavour.  A lovely bottle of 15 yr. old Glenfiddick (thanks Wayne Jennings), was soon dispensed with and the day was a wonderful opportunity to reflect and remember our freinds.  Check out the pictures on this website.  Good job Hornets.  

 

the MEMORIAL BENCH unveiling event APRIL 21/2012 4:15 pm. @ the Hornets Clubhouse

Posted By: Nanaimo Hornets

2012-03-15 13:19:58 Nanaimo Hornets News

We will be having the unveiling of the Hornets Memorial Bench following the Men's 1 and 2 div. teams home games against Surrey.  The Bench was crafted by Stu Jones in memory of his father-in-law Peter Eathorne and he, the rest of the Eathorne family, the Althouses and the Hornets have decided to incorporate this wonderful gift as a Memorial Bench to our Hornet teammates that have left us.  There will be 5 individuals being honored at the unveiling.  Make sure that you get out and enjoy the game and celebrate our history.

Steve, TMG


Contact Us
Nanaimo Hornets RFC
Phone:250-390-2121
director@nanaimohornetsrugby.com
Address: 6704 Dover Road
Nanaimo, BC V9V-1A6