First of all I would like to say how honored I am to be president again this upcoming 2018 season. Together with the rest of the executive committee (Rob Ryby Men VP, Candace McGowan Ladies VP, Suzie Zimmerman Junior VP, Cam Weatherby Treasurer, Jacky Giang Social, Tyrel Kerkanich Bingo, Zach James member at large, Conrad Chapman member at large) we will be looking to grow our player base and contend every time we storm the pitch. With a great family friendly, and positive community environment around the clubhouse. Looking forward to seeing everyone out supporting the Crude this season.
The LA Crude started the junior/mini program last year and with great success (I might add). We are looking to replicate it with a few more of the hiccups being worked out. Suzie is working hard on getting a date set for our first “Try Rugby” FREE!! indoor rugby session of the year for kids u5-u15. Please stay tuned and tell your friends and your friends, friends. Rugby is great option for kids to play in the summer. With one training (Thursday) in Leduc and one game day (Saturday mornings) at Ellerslie rugby park. The Crude Kids will again be out in full force. LA Crude is always looking for volunteer coaches/mentors/managers at the appropriate age grades, if interested please let us know. (Hopeful programs to run this year U-5/U-7/U-9/U-11/U-13 boys/girls/U-15 Boys/girls) If you know of any kids in these age ranges please tell there parents to join Crude Kids rugby.
Fresh off there Championship season the Crudettes will be looking to repeat as provincial champs in ladies second division. With a top notch coach Rania returning and a hard working team they will be looking to veteran players such as Candace, Mel, Jac and youngens Shiboan, Rhea, and many others to get a good start to the season. Indoor trainings are under way. everyone is encouraged to attend.
The LA Crude mens team is also hard at work. Trying to recruit for the upcoming season. With a coach still undecided and the direction of the program under question. Veteran players Alistair McBride, Shawn Thornewell, Trevor Macaulay have there work cut out for them heading into the season. The second division men have been a top the league for years and will be looking for the provincial title again this season. Good luck to Crude.
“Black Aces” the LA Crude third division Mens team will be looking to add to the player base and get a few more wins this season. Missing the playoffs for a few years in a row now. We need to really come out firing this year.
With indoor trainings Wednesday nights 9:00pm-10:30pm at the Leduc Rec Center (LRC) players of all skill level are encouraged to come for a run. New, old, or just been away from the game for a bit you are always welcome. See ya there!!
Once again I look forward to the upcoming rugby season our 38th year, as we continue the legacy that is LA Crude.