Canadian Rugby fans Lou Webster and his pal Tom Martin were in Dublin a while ago and loved the atmosphere in the clubhouse. The pair obviously made an impression so much that they were presented with a classic Lansdowne FC jersey much to their delight. In fact, Lou loved his visit so much he came back in December with his girlfriend to attend the Leinster v Bath game in the Aviva and then into the Clubhouse for a few pints.
It was Lou’s intention to present the club with a Castaway Wanderers plaque but unfortunately their luggage was waylaid until the day he was due to return to Canada.
Lou and Tom both hail from the Victoria region of British Columbia on the western seaboard of Canada (near Vancouver). They
The pair come from Castaway Wanderers RFC which is a Canadian rugby club based in Oak Bay, British Columbia. The Oak Bay Wanderers rugby club was founded in 1906 and merged with the Castaways rugby club in the 1990s. The modern version of the club has won multiple provincial titles in the B.C. Rugby Union.
Their clubhouse (The Temple) is a converted 1910 brick house in downtown Victoria. We also have a facility at our field where we can hoist a few while watching a match. The Temple made it into a book of the top 100 rugby clubhouses in the world.
So if any LFC members ever find themselves visiting or working in the area, be sure to get in touch with Lou or Tom and they’ll return the hospitality.
Thanks for visting LFC and we hope to see you again soon.