So Long Old Pal, Be Safe Over There!
So Long Old Pal, Be Safe Over There!

It is with some brief sadness that the Richmond RFC announces the retirement of Allen Tang from active duty!

Allen has secured employment in Toronto (Go Jays!) and will be leaving his parents basement in scenic Steveston to venture East in search of fame and fortune. Allen will be joining his "Life Partner" Nicole, who has already moved East to continue her career closer to her ancestral home of Cobourg, ON.

While the club is excited for Allen and the opportunities he is persuing in Ontario, it is always sad to say good-bye to a man who has done a lot for the club behind the scenes over the years. Besides being on the club's executive in past years, Allen was also our kit manager, ordering some of the sharpest golf shirts, scarves and onesies the club has ever donned! Allen, who's rugby career began in high school at Steveston Secondary, has been a junior and then senior member of the club since 2003. Besides his off-field endeavours, Allen was a fixture on the men's first XV from the moment he joined the senior club. He was on the field as an injury replacement for the RRFC's historic 2nd division win against Seattle in the BC Finals in 2009, and for the club's first division championship final loss to Capilanos in 2011.

While it is never easy to replace a friend and team-mate, the club will soldier on in his absence, and look forward to what the future holds for both the mighty RRFC and Allen Tang.

Kudos, Allen and happy trails!

Senior Mens Rugby

Days: Tuesday & Thursday (Rain Or Shine)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: King George Park (Field 2) at 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond

Contact: Kevin Nielsen (Head Coach - 604.240.6877)

Junior Boys Rugby

Days: Wednesday & Friday

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: South Arm Park (Field 3) at 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond

Contact: Al Smith (Head Coach - 604.928.4037)