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Winter closing of the facilities

Dear all, The season is over and time to shut the club down for the winter and close the fields. Just like closing the cottage, our favourite summer spot needs to tied down for the winter. I am looking for some volunteers, all you grade 12’s that need to get your hours in especially but…

McCormick Cup – Round 2. Brampton v CRU at home (3:00 pm kick off). Gee Gage Cup – Round 2. Barrie v Crusaders at home (1:30 pm kick off)

Brampton will travel to Oakville this Saturday to take on The CRU. The Brampton Beavers look to be red hot coming into this rounds fixture after a major upset where they beat the Markham Irish in a close 13-7 contest. Crusaders will take on Brampton with the momentum they received in their previous game against the…

Crusaders U16-boys – Success at the TIRF 7’s tournament

September-25 saw the U16-boys compete in the TIRF 7’s tournament at Sunnybrook park. The games in the pool stages proved tough battles for the Crusaders team, who were initially a little too-casual in the tackle, and allowed the Aurora-Barbarians team to pull out an early-lead in their first-round game, but a stiffening-of-the-resolve gave opportunities to…

Juniors “End-of Season-Celebration Day”

The Juniors “End-of Season-Celebration Day” on Saturday Oct-1 is aimed at all our junior playing section (i.e. U14/U16/U18 Boys and Girls). Crusaders have had an extremely successful year across the whole of the junior program – both in participation-numbers, in representation at the provincial and national level, and in the various leagues and competitions with…

The First XV play the Peterborough Pagans in the first round of the McCormick Cup this Saturday

Crusaders are always in the picture when it comes to a McCormick Cup run. The CRU placed fifth in the Premiership this season, behind Markham, but had a strong end of the season with two straight victories; one being against the second-ranked Scottish. Peterborough finished third among the competitive Championship division. They are also coming off two…

Crusaders U16-Boys are crowned Provincial Champions

Fletcher’s Fields in Markham hosted the Rugby-Ontario Junior cup finals day on Sunday Aug-28. By virtue of winning the Toronto-Rugby-Union Cup on Friday evening, the U15/16 ARROWS team had qualified – along with the Winners of the Niagara (NRU), Eastern and Western regions of the province. Game-1 against Sarnia saw Crusaders score in the opening…

U16-ARROWS are TRU Premiership Champions….

Friday August-26 saw the TRU-finals-day at Fletcher’s Fields. U16 Arrows faced a tough Oshawa-Vikings team in the Premiership cup final. The CRU boys were keen to “show-their-stuff” but understandably had a few “butterflies” as they faced the kick-off. The game began at a high tempo. Both teams testing each other for any weakness. Fifteen minutes…

The U16-SWORDS bring home the “prize” – TRU Championship Winners

PART 1: U16-SWORDS – make it through to Championship Final with an excellent display The Crusaders SWORDS team faced another hot and humid day for their semi-final match-up against Ajax-Wanderers. A pre-game pep-talk from Coach-Bill had the team fired-up and ready-to-play. No idea what he said – but it put the boys in exactly the right-frame-of-mind,…