Rebels Inservice Day Sports Camps Registration is Open!

September 27, 2016

Next school inservice day, keep the kids active and bring them to work with you. While you work, they’ll be taking part in a fun-filled day of sports activities!

Participants will partake in various sports and recreational activities during their day at the RRC Notre Dame Campus including soccer, curling, basketball, ultimate, low-organized games and other fun activities.

Drop-off at the North Gym at the Notre Dame Campus starts at 8:15am, with pick-up at the North Gym until 4:45pm. Camp participants should bring their own lunch and snacks (please no peanut products, in respect to those with allergies).

Note: children must be 6-11 years old on December 31, 2016.

2016-2017 Inservice Sports Camp Dates

Friday October 21

Friday November 18

Friday February 3

Friday March 17

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For more information please contact Cole Skinner at 204.632.2397 or coskinner@rrc.ca.

Anderson Pereira named MCAC Male Athlete of the Week

September 21, 2016

 

Story by Kelly McGuinness/MCAC

Anderson Pereira

In just his second season in the MCAC, forward Anderson Pereira has made a name for himself in the 2016 season.
As the captain of a young Red River team, the 5’8” Pereira has already buried five goals in four games to help give the Rebels a 3-1-0 record good for first place in the conference. Rebels Head Coach, Yiannis Tsalatsidis, is more than pleased with the timeliness of his forward’s production so far this season.

 “Two of his goals were game winners. And one was a free kick late to tie it up, on the road in Brandon. His leadership as well as his gameplay have been top class”, says Tsalatsidis.

Originally from Santa Vitaria do Palmar, Brazil, the Business Information Technology student was also a key player in the Rebels’ run to last season’s futsal Championship Final.

The Rebels drew 2-2 with the Bobcats last Saturday, September 17th, and won’t see another game in the conference until October 1st when they matchup against CMU.

*Due to scheduling in the MCAC, Weeks 1 and 2 are combined for Athletes of the Week

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Sept 17-18

September 20, 2016

Defending MCAC women’s soccer champions, the Red River Rebels have started their season without a loss, putting the league on notice that they are more than capable of keeping their title. With a 2-0 record coming into the weekend, the Rebels travelled to Brandon to face their stiffest test yet, the Brandon Bobcats. Last year’s finalists gave the Rebels all they could handle, and forced them to a 2-2 tie. The Rebels rebounded back into form on Sunday at home, defeating the ACC Cougars 5-0. Forward Julia Friesen led the team with a hat trick, while Nadine Reimer and Kendra Moen each chipped in for the Rebels. The Rebels sit atop of the MCAC standings with a 3-0-1 record.

The men’s Rebels soccer team also atop of the MCAC standings after week 2 with a 3-0-1 record. This comes to surprise for many across the league, as the Rebels missed the playoffs last season. New Head Coach Yiannis Tsalatsidis hoped his team would get a fast start this season, and winning their first season two matches achieved that goal. The Rebels remain unbeaten after a tough 2-2 draw in Brandon against the BU Bobcats on Saturday, then the men’s team went all offense against an overwhelmed ACC Cougars squad on Sunday, cruising to a 4-0 victory. The Rebels used a balanced attack, with Konrad Wazny, Mohammed Reda, Anderson Pereira, and Alex Castro all scoring. Pereira has lead the Rebels this season in scoring with 5 goals in 4 games, including 2 game winners and the game tying goal at Brandon.

Both teams have the upcoming weekend off. They return to action with a pair of home games, Saturday October 1st vs the CMU Blazers and Sunday October 2nd against Les Rouge of USB. All games start at 12:00pm.

Rebel’s Soccer Preview

September 9, 2016

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It’s back to school time at Red River College, and that means your Red River Rebels athletics teams are starting their seasons.

The first teams to get underway are the soccer teams, with the women’s team kicking things off this Sunday, September 11 at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex against the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers at 1:30pm, with the men’s team kicking off their season at 3:45pm.

The women’s team is coming off a terrific 2015-2016 season under Head Coach Doug Lawrie, as they went undefeated to win the championship, winning the final 2-1 over the Brandon University Bobcats.

“Going undefeated was a tremendous accomplishment by last year’s team,” said Coach Lawrie. “It was not something we talked about through the year, but more something we looked back on after the season and realized how special it was. It is an extremely rare feat to do this, and given the improving competitiveness of our conference not a realistic goal to set at the outset.”

The Rebels have four returning players from last year’s team, with Coach Lawrie expecting this year’s team to be competitive once again. Brittany Hogeveen, Emeraude Kwilu, Paige Procter and Nadine Reimer return to try to defend their title, with a new bunch of players poised to make the Rebels tough to beat again.

“We have some tremendous speed on the wings, some very experienced playmakers in the middle and a very experienced GK in the net,” said Coach Lawrie.

“Our first objective is to make the playoffs. At that point, we must play each playoff game to the best of our ability to give us our best chance at success.”

soccer15action-106The men’s team narrowly missed out on making the playoffs last year, posting a 4-2-4 record during the season. The off-season saw a change in coaching, with Yiannis Tsalatsidis taking over the reins going forward. The Rebels will see five players return from last year’s squad.

“The greatest strength of our team is our Rebel Identity,” said Coach Tsalatsidis. “The spirit and mindset of the team is very strong. The players and the coaching staff are aware of the past and we all have something to prove this season. The group has already gelled quite well, and I have been quite impressed with the intensity of training. Each player is fighting to earn a spot in the first 11, and for a coach this is very healthy as it forces players to be at their best day in and day out.”

Coach Tsalatsidis knows that with RRC’s 9 campuses around Manitoba, and short college program lengths, player retention and recruitment can be a challenge. However, he says that if players are being challenged and having fun, they’ll make the effort to be a part of the team.

“The expectation is develop a program that regularly competes in the championship final,” said Coach Tsalatsidis. “I also expect the school to get behind the team. Soccer is the most popular and played sport in the world and I’m certain there are 100’s of soccer fans at Red River College. I challenge them to come out to all of our games and help create an exciting game day environment.”

Coach Tsalatsidis encourages fans to travel to away games, as well as suggesting the start of a “RED ARMY” supporters group, who would collectively support the team each game like you seen in the top pro teams around the world.

“In the end we are playing for the school and our students, we are competing for the school and our students, and we want to win for the school and our students. The goal is to accomplish something special for Red River College, so come out and be a part of it, this is our team! If there is anyone who wants to take the lead and organize a “RED ARMY” supporters group, please contact me on via twitter @Yiannis_Tsala or email ytsalatsidis@hotmail.com.”

Come Join Rebels Drop In Sports Each Friday!

September 8, 2016

Red River College Athletics and Recreation Services offer Drop In Sports Friday Afternoons in the North Gym.

Friday 11am-1pm- Racquet Sports: Badminton, Pickleball, Table Tennis

Friday 3-5pm- Basketball

Each session runs in the North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus. There is no registration, no cost to play. Just show up and have fun!
All you need is a Red River College Gym membership!

Please bring proper gym attire and footwear for the sport you wishing to play. Badminton rackets with be available to borrow from the front desk if you do not own/bring one.

Rebels Tryout Schedule

September 1, 2016

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime

If you want to pull on our jersey and be a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student ID’s, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts

We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts.

 

TEAM DATE AND TIME LOCATION
Soccer – Men’s August 29th 5:30pm to 7:00pm

NOTE:  an ID and Training Camp happens throughout August.  Interested players should try to attend one or more sessions

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(NOTRE DAME CAMPUS)

Soccer – Women’s* August 30th 5:30pm to 7:00pm

August 31st 5:30pm to 7:00pm

NOTE:  an ID and Training Camp happens throughout August.  Interested players should try to attend one or more sessions

NORM KONOWALCHUK FIELDS

(NOTRE DAME CAMPUS)

Basketball – Men’s Sept 13-6pm to 8pm

Sept 15-6pm to 8pm

Sept 18-11am to 1pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Basketball – Women’s August 30

7pm to 9pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Volleyball – Men’s Sept 6 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sept 8 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Volleyball –Women’s Sept 7-5pm to 7pm

Sept 9-5pm to 7pm

 

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS

Men’s and women’s soccer will also be hosting ID and Training Camps throughout the month of August.

Women’s soccer will train every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm starting August 8th.  Interested participants can contact Coach Doug Lawrie at

Men’s Soccer will host a joint ID/Training Camp. Sessions go  Saturday August 13 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 14 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 20 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 21 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 27 4:30-6:00pm and Sunday August 28 10:00-11:30am

Free for registered RRC students and Rebels Alumni.  The Camp is open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Cost is $25 for the six sessions

Rebels Add Brittany Derkacz

August 18, 2016

B  DerkaczRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Goalkeeper Brittany Derkacz for the 2016 MCAC season.  Brittany played competitive and Premier youth soccer in WYSA with Wpg Phoenix FC from the age of 10. While still in youth Brittany also played regularly as a call-up for Phoenix Fury in senior Women’s Premier from the age of 16. Brittany attended Miles Macdonell Collegiate where she also played on the varsity team. In 2012 she backstopped Miles Mac’s championship run at the MHSAA Provincial finals and was selected as a tournament all-star.   After youth Brittany continued to play senior women’s Premier and 1st Division with Sweat Shack and Wolves United. “It is a tremendous addition to our program to have a Goalkeeper of Brittany’s experience and skill join us” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “I have watched Brittany play and she has a poise and confidence in the position earned through many years of high level competition. This will in turn give her teammates in front of her the confidence to play boldly in defence and transition.”

Brittany graduated high school in 2013 and has been working full-time for Gardewine Transport as a Dispatcher. At RRC Brittany will be taking Business Administration courses for professional development related to her employment.

Claire Soubry Joins Rebels Women’s Soccer Team

June 30, 2016

C  SoubryRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Claire Soubry for the 2016 MCAC season.  Claire played Premier youth soccer in WYSA with the Portage Trail Soccer Club. Claire graduated from Oak Park HS in 2012 where she also played on the varsity team. Claire went on to play four years in the CIS for the UofW Wesmen. Claire played Defence with the Wesmen.  “I’m very pleased to have Claire play her final year of post-secondary eligibility with us,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “her athleticism and experience will be a tremendous asset for us.”

Claire graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 with a BA in Environmental Studies, and a minor in International Development. Claire will be enrolling in the Cabinetry and Woodworking program at RRC.

Claire is the second player to transfer to RRC from UofW to play out her post-secondary athletics eligibility while pursuing further career training. She follows Kelsie Paul who played a key role in RRC Women’s Soccer winning their first MCAC championship in 2015.

New coaches join the Rebels at Red River College

June 28, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB — As one of the leading teams in the Manitoba College Athletics Conference (MCAC), Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Yiannis Tsalatsidis, as their new Head Coach for the Rebels Men’s Soccer/Futsal team.

Yiannis Tsalatsidis

Yiannis Tsalatsidis

“Yiannis is student of the game whose passion and knowledge will be a great addition to the coaching staff here at Red River College,” said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services, Red River College. “His experience and knowledge will help elevate the skills of our athletes in the program and help us continue our tradition of being a dominant force in the MCAC.”

Tsalatsidis holds a National B coaching licence from the Canada Soccer Association. He is the Academy Director and Assistant Technical Director of St. Charles Soccer Association. He works with the Province of Manitoba’s Elite REX and Vancouver pre-prospects high performance players. He’s competed and coached in the Manitoba Major Soccer League (MMSL), Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), the Premier Development League (PDL), and at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level.

Joining Tsalatsidis will be Greg Walker and Nick Lisanti as assistant coaches.

Walker currently holds a Provincial B and C license and is the youth foundations coach at St. Charles Soccer where he works with the top young talent in the district.

Lisanti holds a Provincial B license and is one of the lead coaches in the St. Charles Academy where he also coaches their U14B Premier Team. He has experience playing at youth club nationals and in the MMSL Premier Division.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference. The College fields men and women’s teams in basketball, futsal, soccer and volleyball.

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For more information:

Shane Ray
Manager, Athletics and Recreation
204.632.3030 (w); 204.941.1722 (c)

Women’s and Men’s Soccer Training and ID Camps

June 16, 2016

soccer15action (19)Men’s and women’s soccer will also be hosting ID and Training Camps throughout the month of August.

Women’s soccer will train every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm starting August 8th.  Interested participants can contact Coach Doug Lawrie at dlawrie@mymts.net.

Men’s Soccer will host a joint ID/Training Camp. Sessions go  Saturday August 13 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 14 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 20 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 21 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 27 4:30-6:00pm and Sunday August 28 10:00-11:30am

Free for registered RRC students and Rebels Alumni.  The Camp is open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Cost is $25 for the six sessions