It is that time of year again, the 2017 Loyalist Flag Rugby Program will be commencing on May 13th with many pre-sign up dates as well. Best bang for your buck and kids get to have fun, exercise, learn some skills and meet new people as well! Win/Win! Spread the word to big bird!…Continue
Added by Blake Edwards on March 29, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Days after accepting the prestigious Rugby Canada Chairman's Award for his devotion to the game he loves, Malcolm MacAfee was recognized by the city he loves. He and his childhood friend Peter Pacey, who played and coached rugby in the city…Continue
We are excited to announce that Chase the Ace is coming to the club as a FUNdraiser this week and maybe into the Spring! Things will kickoff this Friday starting at 3pm until 8pm with the draw taking place at 8:20. If you don't know the rules, they are attached here - Rules.pdf.
Come by the club, grab a beer and…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on February 20, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments
It is with deep regret that I share the news of Jim MacAfee's passing on Saturday in Truro, Nova Scotia. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. Here is the obituary -…Continue
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is recovering ok from the madness (at least at my house). We have a couple of events coming up in the next few days and I wanted to make sure everyone was aware:
1) Holiday Happy Hour(s) - This Thursday (12/29) we will be having a happy hour (or several happy hours) to get together at the club. The club will be open at 7, stop by anytime for some banter, tall tales, maybe some shuffleboard and foosball.
Added by Simon Pacey on December 27, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Following our first group donation to the Feed a Family campaign last year, the club is once again collecting funds to support this important local fundraiser.
Feed a Family is an annual fundraiser spearheaded by CBC Fredericton which collects support for…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on December 8, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
St. Thomas University Tommies head coach Meghan Morrison and first-year forward Olivia Ricketts received top honours at the 2016 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Rugby Championship banquet.
Morrison, who led the Tommies to a 6-2 regular season finish and their third straight ACAA…Continue
Added by Blake Edwards on November 7, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Only one game on tap this weekend but it is a big one! The Men's A side will be traveling to Halifax on Saturday to face off vs the Tars for the Caledonia Cup. This will be the 7th matchup between the two clubs in the Caledonia with the edge currently favouring us by a tally of 4 wins to 2. Game time is 2pm at Graves Oakley in Spryfield with Rockingstone Field listed as the rain venue. For fans traveling down please contact Simon if the weather looks bad to…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on October 13, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments
Last week saw and wonderful gathering to honour Malcolm MacAfee and all he has done in coaching players of all levels as well as developing coaches at all levels. CoachNB was onsite along with a big crowd to award Malcolm with a Lifetime Excellence Award. A Rugby Canada representative was also on hand to present him with a signed jersey. Thanks for everything Mac!…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on September 29, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments
This week is Coaches Week in Canada and we have a very special event on Thursday to celebrate one of our great coaches; more on that later.
Quick recap on the action from last weekend. In our doubleheader at home on Saturday the club came away with a split. In the first game the B side hosted league leaders Moncton RFC and ended up on the wrong side of a lopsided scoreline against a very strong B side. Final score was 64-14. Despite the result the B side…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on September 22, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments
To start I am putting a call out for coaching help for Fall Mini-Rugby. We've had a record turnout for the fall program and are a bit short of coaches as a result. If anyone can help, experienced or not, we would appreciate it. We will be able to bring anyone with limited experience up to speed pretty quickly, we just need some extra bodies to help manage. Please contact myself or Malcolm if you can help. The fall program run from 9-10:30 Saturdays from now until the…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on September 14, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments
After a week off the Men's side is back in action with a couple of games this week - one at home and one on the road.
The B side starts the week's games off with a home match up against the Trojans on Thursday at 6:30. On Saturday the A side travels to Belleisle looking to sweep the season series vs the Rovers and get their 5th straight win. Gametime is TBD at this point.
In other news, Fall Mini-Rugby starts on Saturday and, as always, more help would be much appreciated. If…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on September 7, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
This past weekend was a very successful one for the club with some hardware claimed by both the Men's and the Women's sides. The Women started our Super-Saturday off against 6 time defending champs Moncton RFC and were looking to complete an undefeated NBRU season. They did so, and in resounding fashion. The game started off tight but turned into a romp with tries by Allyson Heustis, Stephanie Pratt (2), Renee Champagne (2) and Marissa Walcott (2). Renee kicked…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on August 31, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
A very big week in store for the club including Legends Night rd.2 on Thursday and a triple-header including the Women's Provincial Final on Saturday at the club. First, though, here are the results from last weekend:
At home the lady Loyalists won their Semi final match vs the Saint John Irish by a score of 62-10. Scoring for the Loyalists were Emily Corey, Steph Pratt and Taylor Dube with two tries each, Kirby Morrill, Ally Heustis, Logan Milne And Kiaya Jorden with one try each,…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on August 23, 2016 at 11:52am — No Comments
Here's a quick recap of the week that was and what's on tap for this weekend:
Last weekend's results - the club went 2 of 3 with the Men's C side suffering our only defeat by a score of 25-10 to Belleisle in Belleisle on Friday night.
On Saturday both the Men's A and Women's sides were on the road. The Women were in SJ to play the Irish and came out 57-17 winners. Meanwhile in Halifax the Men beat Halifax RFC by a similar scoreline of 55-14. The Peter Dixon Cup…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on August 12, 2016 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Fredericton Loyalists Salute George Bidlake
Courtesy Bill Hunt and Daily Gleaner-July 29th, 2016
George Bidlake, among the loyalist of Fredericton Loyalists, almost had to divide his loyalities Saturday night.
He hadn’t planned to attend the banquet…Continue
Added by Blake Edwards on August 2, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Some sad news to share out of Saranac Lake as the Annual Can-Am Tournament gets underway. One of Gig Somers' teammates, Gerhart "Jerry" Veit, died today on the sidelines after coming off for a sub during their second game of the day. Gig is there with the squad and is quoted in the story below.
Let's raise a glass to Jerry, Gig and his Old Boys squad, and Jerry's home club the Bytown Blues tomorrow night at the banquet. That's way too young but perhaps some solace taken knowing he got…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on July 29, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Fellow Loyalists, a look back at the weekend that was and forward to what's up this week.
The past weekend was another busy one with all senior teams playing as well as the U14s getting their first game action of the year in at a jamboree in Belleisle on Sunday. Here they are: Weekend games started Friday with an…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on July 18, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Calling all Loyalists - the 55th Reunion is upon us in a few short weeks!
Amazingly 5 years has passed since we gathered for the 50th and it's time to do it all over again. Below is the schedule for the weekend. Call your brothers and sisters and adjust your schedules accordingly!Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on July 13, 2016 at 12:28am — No Comments
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Mike 'Monkey' Riley's sudden passing on July 1st. Mike was in good health so his death comes as a complete shock to his family, friends and the rugby community. Our thoughts are with Mike's family and friends at this…Continue
Added by Simon Pacey on July 2, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments