“Geno’s efforts and dedication have left a legacy for rugby in that province and firmly established Rugby Nova Scotia in a position for continued success in the future."
RUGBY CANADA CONGRATULATES RUGBY NOVA SCOTIA’S GENO CAREW AFTER 8 SUCCESSFUL YEARS AS PRESIDENT
January 24, 2021 (Langford, BC) – Rugby Canada are delighted to acknowledge and congratulate Geno Carew for 8 productive and impactful years serving as President of Rugby Nova Scotia. Mr. Carew formally announced yesterday at the Rugby Nova Scotia AGM that he would not be returning for another term as President.
Carew has long been a staple in the rugby community having been a player, coach, referee, and administrator at every level of the game in Nova Scotia. During his tenure as President, Carew has overseen a number of achievements and initiatives including:
· 2017 Provincial Union of the Year at the Rugby Canada Annual Awards Gala
· Provincial team growth and success, including the Men’s Eastern Super League Champions 2018, where Carew served as assistant coach
· Significant increase in players representing Canada internationally
· Increased size of the Board and staff of Rugby Nova Scotia
· Hosted first ever international test match in Nova Scotia
· Oversaw the reinstatement of high school rugby in the province
· Outstanding leadership through COVID-19 (even taking his whistle out to referee when needed)
“On behalf of Rugby Canada and the entire Canadian rugby community I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Geno for his passion and dedication to our sport and to the Province of Nova Scotia,” said Rugby Canada Chairperson Tim Powers. “Geno’s efforts and dedication have left a legacy for rugby in that province and firmly established Rugby Nova Scotia in a position for continued success in the future. Congratulations Geno and we wish you all the best in the future.”
Jack Hanratty, head coach of Nova Scotia’s Senior Provincial Teams and Canada’s U20 Women’s Team said, “Geno has been a leader in every aspect of Rugby Nova Scotia. He has steadied the ship while also never wanting to stand still he continues to push our organization forward every day.” Hanratty added, “The respect he has from all the clubs, community groups, players, coaches and colleagues is clear for all to see and although he will be gone in title I have no doubt he will be an advocate and continued member & friend in our sport.”
About Rugby Canada:
Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in Canada. They administer and operate Men’s and Women’s Senior and Junior National programs in both rugby XV’s and 7s, as well as govern the Club and community game for more than 30,000 registered participants from coast to coast in conjunction with ten Provincial Union members.
Rugby Canada is headquartered at the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, BC, with staff also working from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Rugby Canada business operations, programs and events are delivered nationwide, including the internationally recognized HSBC Canada Sevens annual tournaments.
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