The Ottawa Ospreys RFC would like to congratulate and support all our players who represent the Province of Ontario or are selected to various National Level camps or teams. Recently two of our own junior players have been selected to attend a National U17 training camp which is the trial for 2016’s National U18 program. these two, outstanding players, are Craig Dawe and Myles Donoghue. Please read their Biographies below and extend to them your well wishes and support via our Facebook page.
Height /Weight: 6”0/ 250 lbs
School : Sacred Heart Catholic High School
Position : Prop
Craig’s first introduction to Rugby was in 2013 when he entered High School and played for the Sacred Heart Huskies. He continued to play for Sacred Heart in 2014 and under the coaching of Mr. Finley Mullally they were successful in becoming Tier 2 City Champions. Craig was selected to play in the junior boys All Star Game. This past summer Craig played his first year of club level rugby with the Ottawa Ospreys U16 Junior Boys. He was coached by Mr. Dave Naylor. He also attended a try out and was selected to the Ontario East Junior Blues U16 Team which was coached by Mr. Sam Laggis. In August 2014 Craig traveled to Calgary for the National Rugby Championships with this team and as a result of his hard work and performance Craig was invited and attended Canada East U17 development camp in Guelph in October 2014. Craig has been invited to Team Canada u17 training in Victoria, B.C- February 2015. This camp will be used as a selection process for the Canada U18 Men’s Program. Canada East U17 Coach Mr. Andrew Plimer has set regular training assignments for his players focusing on strength and conditioning.
Craig has spent the last 12 weeks training with Michael Ho. Craig’s goal is to display improvements in the areas of testing that occurred in the fall camp. He wants to show that he is committed to doing the necessary work needed to play for his country.
Craig hopes that he is given the opportunity to represent Team Canada on the U18 team. He plans on studying Kinesiology at University and would like to be recruited to play Varsity Rugby while he attends school.
Ottawa Ospreys, Ontario Junior Blues East, Ashbury Rugby
Myles late father was an avid rugby player for Regiopolis in Kingston for many years, then at the provincial level in grades 11 and 12. Myles father was an excellent athlete and instilled in Myles a strong work ethic. Myles wore his father’s jersey under his own at one of the Canada games last sum-mer where he scored the winning goal.
Myles has been playing competitive sports for his whole life. However he found his passion on the rugby pitch. Myles is extremely competitive, driven and committed to rugby. He is natural leader and our home is always full of younger rugby players who Myles is mentoring.
Myles has been playing rugby for 4 years. He started playing seriously for St Paul’s High School in grade 9. He quickly became one of the strongest players on the team and team captain.
Myles joined the Ottawa Ospreys in 2011 and has played both U16 and U18. He was quickly scouted for Ontario Junior Blues East where he was captain for the U-16 team.
Myles has attended many Team Ontario and Team Canada development camps.
His future goal is to earn a combination academic and rugby scholarship for his university to offset the costs of his future medical degree. Myles is a great young man and an example of what hard work and dedication can afford you.