Castaway Wanderers News - August 2018

August 03 2018

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Ken Goodland Named as Men's Assistant Coach - Club Forwards Coach

from Matt Gordan

VICTORIA – Castaway Wanderers Rugby President Matt Gordon is pleased to announce Ken Goodland is returning to the club as the Senior Men’s Assistant Head Coach and the clubs forwards coach.

Ken is very well known to CW with more than a decade of player, coach and board member contributions.

“Ken brings exceptional rugby credentials to CW and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the club in a role that we believe will make all of our teams better,” said Matt Gordon, President of CW. “The goal for our senior teams is to compete and win championships and with Ken joining we think we are taking another step toward achieving this goal.”

Ken Goodland’s rugby resume includes National Men’s Team caps (both fifteens and sevens), three BC Premiership Titles and fourCRC National Championships with the Rock. Past coaching experience includes the Castaway Wanderers U16 team, both the U20 and senior men’s Crimson Tide and the senior men’s BC Bears. Ken’s most recent position was with Rugby Canada as their Coordinator of National Player Development and Talent ID.

“As a club we are always looking to continuously challenge ourselves to improve every single year and we believe Ken will help us do just that,” said senior men’s Head Coach Scott Manning. “Ken will not only push our players to be their best, but also myself and the rest of our coaching staff and we are really looking forward to working with him and seeing where we can take CW this year.”

“I’m very pleased to be returning to CW and excited to build on what Scott and the staff has done over the last few seasons. The club holds a special place for me and I’m thankful for the ability to give back now as a coach,” said Ken. “I am passionate about helping players reach their potential and developing the next generation; and winning championships!”

Ken will work closely with Head Coach Scott Manning, our 1st and 3rd division coaches as well as the women’s and girl’s junior coaches with a focus on developing CW players in the forward positions.

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