I just wanted to take a moment on the heels of the first executive meeting of 2014 to say that planning for the upcoming season and beyond is well under way. During the next several weeks the executive will be working to prepare a list of priorities including but not limited to on-field competitiveness, fitness, team culture, junior development and alumni relations. Accordingly, if you have something you would like to say or you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you! Openness and transparency are important parts of running any organisation and if your executive is going to do a good job of serving you we as a group are going to need to make sure we are communicating. Understanding the goals and aspirations of the club and your fellow teammates respectively will allow us to work together to achieve significant results. It should also be mentioned that given this is a team run by volunteers, perhaps you might even need to lend a hand once in a while.
In the meantime your first opportunity to do a little communicating comes this Saturday after training starting at 2:30 to celebrate St. Davidís day and say goodbye to every Dragonís favourite Hobbit. Join us at the Duke of York to talk about what is important to you and how you would like to help make this a better club for all!
Take care and as always please let me know if you have any questions.
Dragons men promoted to TRU A
The Dragons mens team has been promoted to the Toronto Rugby A division for 2014. The Dragons earned their spot in the A after a 7-2-1 record during the regular season last year. The Dragons are looking forward to competing in a division with less travel than in previous years. The Toronto A division will consist of the Toronto Dragons and Bay Street Pigs (both based out of Toronto), the Nomads and Saracens (both based out of Markham), Belleville Bulldogs, and either Mississauga or Brock Township (North Durham County).
Men win inaugural TRU 7s tourney
The Toronto Dragons have won the championship at the inaugural Toronto Rugby Mens 7s tournament. The Dragons handidly won all of their matches, out scoring their opponents 124-5.
The Dragons are using their 10th Anniversary year to re-group and re-build. With a fresh perspective on the game, coach Taua's open play style has been quickly accepted by the team and is proving effective as the Dragons fight for top spot in their division. There is a renewed excitement through the team as all players are making a commitment to learning and improving their on field skills knowing that those efforts will turn into success. This year has also seen a large injection of talent from our junior program marking an important achievement in the development of our junior program. The Dragons are very excited about the maturity that the junior program has achieved with U18, U16 and U14 teams.
Annual Family Day Coming Up
The Dragons family day is coming up on June 22. This always a great day of rugby at our home field in Toronto. All friends, supporters, and family are encouraged to attend.
At 12:00 the U18s kickoff on the North field vs the Markham Irish.
At 1:30 and 3:00 the men kickoff on the South field vs Cobourg Saxons
We'll have food, beverage, and merchandise for sale.
At 2:00, we will have some flag rugby games for minis (children).