This past weekend the Centaurs sent a mixed squad of juniors/buccaneers and senior Men to compete in the Beaver Bowl. We would like to thank the muddy York for having us compete in the tournament. The Men finished on the hot hot day 3-0. It was a great time and our guys had alot of fun.
TORONTO – Toronto’s local “gay-inclusive” rugby club continued its mission to challenge stereotypes with its annual Beaver Bowl tournament, which attracted teams from across North America.
“We’re proud of our community and we’re proud of our sport. Rugby is fundamentally about inclusiveness. We’re thrilled to have the support of the local rugby community and to showcase that support to teams across the continent,” said John Jeffery, President of Muddy York RFC.
The tournament, which takes place every Labour Day Weekend, is a chance for LGBTQ and allied rugby players to play hard on and off the field. This year’s matches took place at Markham Irish RFC’s clubhouse and were complemented by a series of social events, including traditional rugby staples such as a Kangaroo Court. Among the participants are 5 teams affiliated with International Gay Rugby (the global convening body for gay-inclusive rugby teams) and a non-IGR team who joined as a sign of support.
“Congratulations to the Burlington Centaurs, who joined the tournament for the first time and won this year’s beaver bowl. The support for inclusive rugby across the Toronto area at all levels continues to grow, and having a non-IGR team compete for and win the Beaver Bowl underscored that acceptance. This was the largest ever Beaver Bowl, and we look forward to growing it further in years to come,” said Tom Chervinsky, tournament organizer.
Founded in 2003, Muddy York RFC welcomes players of diverse backgrounds, skill levels, ages and body types to challenge themselves physically and mentally. To learn more about Beaver Bowl visit www.BeaverBowl.ca or to find out more about Muddy York RFC visit www.MuddyYork.ca”