The Toronto Saracens wish to thank Bill Webb and the Toronto Arrows for their very generous support and assistance provided to the Saracens Women in their quest to compete in the national women’s club competition. This August’s tournament is the first ever set of final games to determine the top women’s club rugby squad in Canada, as part of the annual Canadian Rugby Club Championship (CRCC).
The Saracens qualified for the CRCC tournament by winning the Ontario Women’s League in 2018 (Saracens have won the league in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and have been Rugby Ontario Cup Champions in 2017 and 2018)
Toronto Saracens President, Pooya Jalali, mentioned that “the Saracens Women teams have been very strong competitors over the past 3 years. This is a testament to the athletes and coaches efforts to build a long-standing successful club here in Ontario. In creating this competition, the organization of the CRCC is certainly helping to build the grass roots of rugby here in Canada and helping to showcase some of the talent available locally throughout Canada! We are very fortunate that the Toronto Arrows have assisted the Saracen Women’s entry into this historical first ever Women’s national club competition and we’re doubly fortunate that this opportunity lands on our 65th anniversary as a rugby club in Ontario! This generosity certainly illustrates the Arrows commitment to both supporting the rugby community as well to help grow the game.”
Games will be played on Aug 2 & 4, 2019, at Fletchers Fields, in Markham, and will feature the top 4 clubs in Canada: Capilanos RFC (BC), Charlottetown RFC (PEI), Club de Rugby de Québec (QC), and Toronto Saracens RFC (ON).