The Howlers entered 13 teams (5 men's,, 5 women's, 2 U-18 men's and 1 U-16 men's) in 5 tournaments in 5 countries (Las Vegas USA, Calgary Canada, Heidelberg Germany, Havana Cuba and Tobago) . They came away with 4 first place, 2 second place and 2 third place finishes. Along the way 108 different players put on a Howlers jersey (38 men, 39 women, 19 U-18 men and 12 U-16 men). More details in the Howlers facebook and web page.
What we are most proud of however is that in 2012 the Howlers helped raise some $150,000 for what they deemed good causes(more details on their facebook and web page).This included rugby in Canada and other parts of the globe, abused women's shelters, a new wheelchair accessible van for a former rugby player, an orphanage in Cuba and an integrated family center offering early learning and daytime respite for medically fragile children, their siblings, and children. Besides that they provided much needed rugby balls, playing kit and t-shirts to communities in Fiji and Cuba.
And that is why we say that - " IT'S MORE THAN A GAME IT'S A WAY OF LIFE "
Season's greetings to all .
Karl Fix - president of the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club - www.dogriverhowlers.com and Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-River-Howlers-Rugby-Club/171358302913109