Board of Directors

2015  2015 Board of Directors

President – Ron Lockhart: info@calgaryirishrugby.com
Vice President Operations / Clubhouse – Mark McRoberts: info@calgaryirishrugby.com
VP Junior Rugby  Kevin Alsopp
Director at Large – Neil Currie

2014 Subcommittee Members

Registration Chair – Eric Wheeler: info@calgaryirishrugby.com
Volunteerism Chair – Dave Misener
Fundraising Chair – Derek Traquair

Message from the President

The Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Club (CCIAC) is a non-profit, Athletic Association. We provide programs for the health, wellness and athletic needs of youth and adults in Calgary and surrounding areas, utilizing high quality athletic fields and recreational facilities. The club is operated and maintained by dedicated volunteers who exemplify the club’s commitment and dedication to the community. As with most non-profit associations, we face the challenges of rising operating costs of meeting the needs of our membership while keeping the cost of programs affordable so they remain accessible to everyone in the community.

Whether you are a former club player, coach, member, friend and supporter, you know that youths and adults alike join the Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Club with great hopes. Some dream of representing their cities, provinces and countries on behalf of the Irish. Some wish to provide the city’s youth and adults an opportunity to grow as athletes, leaders and people. Most simply enjoy the camaraderie and personal fulfillment that comes with being a part of a team and club with a history of success and fun. The 2014 year promises to build on the success of previous seasons. In 2013, the Men’s 2nd XV team proved the most successful narrowly losing in the City finals. This season, the club will be fielding 3 senior men’s teams. In addition, we are extremely proud to announce the reemergence of the women’s rugby program at the club and are excited about the program’s future. The youth section of the club also continues to grow with competition available at the U8, U11, U13, U15, U17 and U18/U19 levels.

The Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Club’s success on the field is directly related to the support it received from the Irish Rugby Community, of which you’re a key member. Please consider making a contribution to the club. As almost all of the fees, equipment and expenses including training and travel, are borne by the players themselves, your ongoing support has an immediate and direct impact on the club at all team levels, providing much needing funding for coaching, balls, jerseys, medical equipment, practice pads, facility maintenance and facility upgrades.

Support from alumni and friends of the Calgary Irish are greatly appreciated, and allows our teams to compete at the highest level possible. With our continued effort and dedication on the field and within the community, coupled with your financial support, we will continue to maintain a standard of excellence that has marked our existence since the formation of the club 43 years ago.

Support may be provided in one of the following three forms:

Please follow the links above or headers at the top of the page to contribute:

On behalf of a successful 2014 season, and all of those who benefit from your contribution, thank you for supporting the Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Association

Sincerely,

Ron Lockhart
President
Calgary Canadian Irish Athletic Club