Crusaders lose assistant in Welsh coach swap

first_imgMooar has been at the Super Rugby champions for three years and helped the Crusaders to a second straight Super Rugby title in 2018 alongside head coach Scott Robertson.He was previously head coach of the Southland Stags as well as backs coach with South African sides Eastern Province Kings and Southern Kings in the Super 15.The 44-year-old Mooar will join Scarlets in 2019, with Pivac taking over from Gatland as Wales coach at the end of next year’s World Cup in Japan.”The opportunity to take on the role of head coach at the Scarlets is simply too good to pass up and is both an exciting challenge for myself, and a fantastic opportunity for my family to experience life on the other side of the world,” said Mooar.”The Scarlets is a rugby brand that’s known the world over, it is a winning club with an extremely proud history, passionate fans, and is aspirational in its goals.”It is humbling to be offered the opportunity to take the reins after the great work Wayne Pivac has led, as he moves on to the Wales job.”Pivac has been in charge at Scarlets since 2014 and helped the region win the Pro12 title in May 2017.Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels said: “Brad’s rugby philosophy, leadership style and personality are everything we were looking for in a head coach.”Brad has a great understanding of what is required for success and how to build a winning culture.”Throughout the process we have been hugely impressed with Brad’s appreciation of Scarlets’ place in the community, his passion for developing players and the research he had done on our heritage.”last_img read more

Mayors of Fort St. John, Taylor and Dawson Creek hoping to re-establish Regional Coalition

first_img“We are facing massive demands and impacts on community and regional infrastructure, on our services, water supplies, and the environment and we believe that these impacts will know no borders and will impact all of our municipalities and electoral areas simultaneously,” write Lori Ackerman, Dale Bumstead, and Fred Jarvis. “We strongly believe that the reconstitution of a Regional Coalition is in the best mutual interests of all Peace Region Municipalities and electoral areas.” Among their top concerns is the future of the Fair Share program, and they note similar coalitions were successful in securing Fair Share Agreements in 1994, 1997, and 2005. In the spring of 2013, Premier Christy Clark committed to extending the current revenue ­sharing agreement to 2030, but the mayors are still concerned about rumours of a provincial review of the how it is allocated. “To ensure unilateral action by the Province is avoided our three communities have written to the Premier and Ministers expressing our support for continuation of the existing Fair Share program including its indexing and distribution formulas,” they explain. “We have also indicated that we would entertain a structured process to deal with extension of the Fair Share agreement as long as the process was structured and enshrined in a MOU mutually developed and agreed to by the Province and the Peace Region.” – Advertisement -The mayors have encouraged their counterparts to consider writing similar letters. Should any of the municipal and electoral areas be interested in recreating a Regional Coalition, Taylor is prepared to hold an organizational meeting on January 30.Advertisementlast_img read more

Picture Special: Massive turnout for Milford 10k today

first_imgHuge crowds turned out to take part in the Milford 10k and 5k runs which took place this morning.The run was followed by a prize-giving ceremony and refreshments at Mulroy College.Categories included Senior Men, Senior Ladies, 40+s, 50+s, 60+s, 70+s, and Junior Walker. Provisional results reveal that Ciaran McGonagle took first place in the 10k, with Danny Mooney hot on his heels in second place.In in 5k, Aidan Connelly was the first to cross the finish line, coming in at a great time of 18 minutes and 7 seconds.A great day was had by all who attended – and the sun even made an appearance from behind the clouds!  Picture Special: Massive turnout for Milford 10k today was last modified: September 17th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:10Kmilford 5kpicture specialRunlast_img read more