“I’d rather bust than rust” is the motto of the Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys Rugby Team; that and “the older we get the better we were”.
The B.S.O.B’s the most senior contingent of the Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club is comprised of players 35 years of age and above, who give it all on the pitch and who look to Pay it forward while passing it backwards.
The team was re-formed in 2012 and plays a full fixture schedule of games against teams from Ottawa, Brockville, Kingston, Belleville and beyond.
The Old Boys succeed through inclusion, including backfilling other squads, and drawing in athletes from all sports regardless of their experience in the game of rugby.
In 2014 the B.S.O.B’s went on tour, forging an international relationship with the Freeport Rugby Football Club in the Bahamas, not just a great chance to get away from a harsh winter, the two clubs have worked to improve their respective communities while engaging youth to get involved with the game of rugby.
Barrhaven Scottish Bahamian ActionThe spirit of our sport, the culture of our community, the sacrifice of our athletes all on display in this fast paced video…Video Credit PB&J MediaSpecial shout out to members of Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club and Bytown Blues Rugby Football Club who represented the Scottish on this trip.
Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on Monday, May 11, 2015
Sun, Suds & Scrums; The Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys in the BahamasIn the spring of 2015, Ottawa’s Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys Rugby Club traveled to The Bahamas for the second year of the club’s three year program of extending sporting, cultural and trade relations between the Ottawa rugby community and the people of The Bahamas.The short film celebrates the deep bonds of friendship between players – some of whom are in their 60’s, yet who continue to play the game as if they were decades younger.”Sun, Suds and Scrums celebrates Rugby’s unique culture of acceptance and universal brotherhood,” said film writer and narrator Phil Selig. Shot in documentary format, the film shares the on and off field exploits of the travelers from Ottawa. The film also pays homage to Sir Jack Hayward, a founder of the Freeport Rugby Club and a legendary figure in The Bahamas and the sporting community at large in England. For more info, visit www.barrhavenscottish.comProudly supported byRoyal Oak PubsGreater Ottawa Realty IncThe Parlour Pizza Kitchen & BarCherrie Griffith Insurance servicesPB&J MediaEastern Ontario Rugby UnionRugby OntarioRugby CanadaFreeport Rugby Football Club
Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on Friday, July 24, 2015
Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys in the Bahamas 2014The Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys travelled to The Bahamas to face the Freeport Rugby Football club in the Spring of 2014. This documentary chronicles the re-formation of the club and how this trip came to be.Video Credit PB&J Media special shout to members of Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club and Bytown Blues Rugby Football Club Brockville Privateers/Sirens Rugby who represented the Scottish on this trip.
Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on Tuesday, February 17, 2015