Joining our friends in Canada Rugby by wearing purple to honour the memory of Rowan Stringer, “Rowan’s Law Day’ is commemorated this year on Wednesday September 25th 2019.
Rowan Stringer’s story
Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
A number of the SportLoMo team dress in purple to mark the day.
LtoR: Jordan Gaede, Alex Andrews, Noreen McManomon, Vivienne Lee, Ronan Keane, Joe McDonnell.
Seamus Kyne (CEO) missed the team photo but found a “somewhat” purple shirt to show his support for the day.
Field Hockey Canada is now using the new SportLoMo ‘Donations’ module.
Individuals interested in supporting Field Hockey in Canada can choose to donate to the………………….
Womens National Program
Mens National Program
Junior Womens Program
Donate to Coaching
Junior Mens National
Womens Masters Program
Donate to Umpires & Officials
This New Donate area was launched on Monday the 27th May 2019. View the new Donations setup on https://fhc.sportlomo.com/
More information on Hockey on Sportlomo click here.
Great to catch up with Table Tennis Canada Interim CEO John Hyland on his whistle stop tour of Ireland.
Sportlomo are busy working on Table Tennis Canada’s membership, competition entry and coaching platform which will be launched in 2019 and will service nearly 30,000 members.
Pictured Left to Right Ronan Keane (Sportlomo), John Hyland and John Lee (Sportlomo).
Series #1 of the Canada Butterfly Cup, three series competition was run in the Pan Am Centre, Markham, Ontario from 21st to the 23rd October.
The Canada Cup is a significant part of the National Team Selection Process. National Team Coaches attend the event and evaluate players for ‘coach selection’ spots on the National Team. Canada Cup #1 is an open competition – clubs, cities and provincial associations can enter teams. Four players per team using Olympic team competition format.
Running alongside this event was a full AGM weekend including a meeting of the Board and Member’s Council. SportLoMo CEO, Seamus Kyne presented at this AGM Weekend (pictured above).
Saturday was opened by TTCAN President David Jackson, followed by an update from John Hyland CDO and a presentation from Canada Games. The schedule also had sessions on Coach Development, breakouts and workshops.
Seamus Kyne presented to the TTCAN Board of Directors and representatives from all the Provinces & Territories on the digital solution to be delivered direct to TTCAN’s twelve member associations. This is part of the recently announced Table Tennis alliance between TTCAN and SportLoMo.
TTCAN will use the full suite of SportLoMo technology features across Online Registration, Membership and Payments, Event Management to include the tracking and management of training courses to all of its coaches and referees.
Series #2 of the Butterfly Cup
This second event of the series is scheduled for the 13-14th of this month (Oc
tober) to be run in My Table Tennis Club, Waterloo. The final entry list for Series #1 included Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Cadet Boys, Cadet Girls, Hopes Boys and Hopes Girls. But for Series #2 Hopes Girls has been cancelled due to low registration.
Pan Am Centre, Markham, Ontario.
Rugby Alberta is the provincial administrative body for rugby union in Alberta, Canada. https://www.rugbyalberta.com.
This season, as part of the Rugby Canada’s member registration programme, all Rugby Alberta clubs, including the two regional rugby bodies, Calgary Rugby and Edmonton Rugby, have commenced taking member registrations online using the Sportlomo system.
The provincial union has also commenced using the SportLomo Competition Management, Referee Management, and Electronic Team sheets (Rosters). As all of these modules are fully integrated with the member registration module.
Rugby Alberta now has a fully integrated platform to manage all aspects of their games.
New Rugby Alberta Mobile Responsive Website
This week also saw the launch of the new website, developed by Sportlomo and hosted on the SportloMo platform. All competition data is automatically fed directly to the website – reducing administration work to maintain the website.
Scores, Schedule, Standings in Realtime
When results are returned by match officials, the website is updated with results and standings are automatically recalculated. Any changes made to the Game Schedule is also fed through in realtime.
Awareness of the sport of Rugby has exploded in the past decade as it made its first appearance in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Inspired by the success of the performance by the Canadian Women’s Team, Albertans are eager to try this growing sport.
Rugby appeals to a diverse participation base. Rugby Alberta is officially registered as a not-for-profit organization. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and provides leadership to unions and clubs across Alberta. In 2016, the Board of Directors of Rugby Alberta realized that the sport had grown beyond its organizational capacity. Operational changes were implemented, and a focus was placed on preparing the organization to grow in alignment with the directives of Going the Distance: The Rugby Alberta Sport Plan 2014-2024.
Alberta is the national leader in sport with a coordinated and adaptive system which promotes excellence and fosters opportunities for life-long participation for all Albertans.
Rugby Alberta’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in rugby. Implementing creative solutions and introducing bold ideas are an important part of this vision.
- Innovation and Information Technology: Use advances in technology and social media to better promote and market programs and increase engagement with Albertans.
- Big Picture Thinking: Introduce bold ideas and create a culture where organizations can think and do differently.
- Knowledge Production and Integration of Research and Technology: Integrate research and technology across all parts of the system as a way of enhancing programs and services.
- Best Practices: Promote and share promising practices and develop mechanisms for continuous evaluation and feedback.
Fiji win the HSBC World Rugby Canada Sevens Series hosted by Rugby Canada
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is one of the most dynamic global sporting events on the market, featuring the dynamism of sevens rugby, paired with a spectacle of entertainment and fan engagement that is second to none.
Sportlomo CEO, Seamus Kyne was invited by Rugby Canada to attend the World Rugby Sevens held in Vancouver on the 10th/11th March 2018.
The 2018 Series will include ten tournaments held around the world, in which 16 national sevens teams compete for World Series points at each round. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is culminated with a champion being crowned at the end of the season based on accumulated points.
Each Series stop has the 16 teams divided into 4 even pools based on previous rankings. Day 1 of each tournament consists of round-robin play within pools. Day 2, the bottom two teams of each pool will contest in the Challenge Trophy competition, while the higher seeded teams will progress to the Cup competition and have the chance to win gold, silver, or bronze medals.
The electricity of rugby sevens debuted at the Rio 2016 Olympics and kept the world on the edge of their seats, delivering a roller coaster of a tournament including big plays, unsung heroes, and overwhelming excitement. It concluded with an emphatic victory by the ‘Flying Fijians’, who brought their country its first ever gold medal.
There are 15 ‘core’ teams who participate at each round of the Series. The 2018 core includes: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Spain, Kenya, New Zealand, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, USA, and Wales.
Traditionally, fans attend the Canada HSBC Sevens in their ‘fanciest’ attire. This means coming dressed in anything from cowboy boots to a beaver onesie, so plenty of entertainment on and off the field.
About the Sevens Rugby Game
Sevens is on the rise internationally, touted as one of the most exciting spectator sports on the market, Sevens is a knock-down, drag-out show of power, speed and agility featuring just seven players a-side covering a full-size rugby pitch. Scoring is frequent, and feats of extreme athleticism are jammed into every play of each short game. The best part is, you don’t have to know anything about rugby to fall in love with the spectacle, and it doesn’t take long to figure the game out if you try.
Sevens Rugby is a variant of rugby union featuring just seven players a-side, playing on a full-size field by much of the same rules as the original 15-player game. While a regular rugby union match lasts at least 80 minutes, a sevens match consists of two halves of seven minutes with a one-minute half-time break.
The Rugby Sevens Laws in a Snapshot
- Seven players per team compete on the field (compared to 15).
Each team gets five substitutes, with unlimited interchanges (compared to 7 and 7).
- Seven-minute halves (compared to 40-minute halves, in fifteen-a-side).
Matches tied after regulation time are continued into sudden-death extra time.
- Conversion attempts are drop-kicked (instead of the option to place-kick).
Conversions must happen within 40 seconds of scoring a try (compared to 60 seconds).
- Scrums include only three players per side (instead of eight players).
Kick-offs: the team which has just scored kicks off, (rather than the conceding team).
- Yellow cards get a 2-minute suspension in the sin-bin (instead of 10 minutes) (yes, just like a powerplay!). Suspensions hurt more in Sevens than in Fifteens. Losing 1 man out of 7 opens up an incredible amount of space for their opponent.