Teamwork Brings Rewards Both On and Off the Field

The Ducks have certainly been busy since our last posting – both on and off the field.  What with practicing, games, volunteering and fundraising, the men, women and families of the Brome Lake Ducks have had their plates full.

On the field

All three teams continue to show sign of solid play and sportsmanship. The women are middle of their division with 3 wins and 3 losses. They’ve run up 84 points on their opponents and have given up 91. Keep it up ladies!

The men’s teams are also proving to be a formidable force. The 1st team is currently 4-1 and has not lost a game since the beginning of the season. They sit second overall, third in scoring with 112 points and remain among the best defensive side with 49 points against. The 2nd team has yet to loose a game this year! They are 5-0, No. 1 in the standings, first in scoring with 150 points and the best defensive team giving up only 33 points. Keep it up everyone, you’ve been working hard and we’re seeing the pay-off. For more stats visit the RFQ website

We took a break for the Quebec seven’s tournament last weekend with our next games, this Saturday, July 21 against the TMR rugby club. A battle at home between the two dominant teams in the division.


OFF the field

As with every year, in collaboration with the Town of Brome Lake, the Ducks offer to lend a hand and put on a show for the kids at the Canada Day festivities. This year at the Lions Park, they managed a number of activities including Euro-Bungie, a mechanical bull, multiple bouncy-castles, a hefty-man toilet toss, frisbee, football, and rugby competitions, as well as a concession stand for those looking for refreshments and food. Coach Morad Kellal also put on a junior coaching clinic for his rugby school from Cowansville.

The following weekend, on Saturday July 7, the Club threw its annual fundraiser/triple header game against the St-Lambert Locks. The day was an enormous success; not because of the matches won, but because of how a community can rally together to support its local rugby club. A sea of 200 people arrived on the Saturday to cheer on all three teams. Following the games, the Club put on a Méchoui dinner, awards ceremony and a kicking competition for Duck fans. Most notable in terms of support was the fundraising effort for one of our own, Lee Hudson, who was on his way to play in the U-19 Canadian Nationals in Calgary. All funds raised that day are put towards the development of the club. One last point, and the most worthy of mentioning – more fans continue to bring food in support of the Ducks on-going food drive for the Knowlton Food bank.

To all of you who have participated and given in some way to our club, thank you kindly.


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