Toronto, ON. May 2022 – The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is saddened to announce the passing of board member and TIRF Coach Paul Myers.
ABOUT PAUL MYERS
Paul Myers, a level two World Rugby Coach and ha decades of coaching experience in both football and rugby. While working at a police officer, Paul volunteered his time to coach students at the local high schools in Oakville and Toronto. Paul has coached with the Balmy Beach Men’s team and more recently has been active in the Ontario Junior Blues program coaching both 7’s and 15’s teams and reaching national 7’s finals in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. As a coach-of-coaches, Paul has trained numerous coaches, educators and after-school service providers in the fundamentals of rugby. Before retiring, Paul was the Rugby Development Coordinator for the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation. The legacy of Paul’s impact on the sport led to Paul’s induction to the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame in 2019 and sitting on TIRF’s board of directors until his passing in 2022.
ABOUT TORONTO INNER-CITY RUGBY FOUNDATION
The Toronto Inner-city Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is a youth-driven and rugby-centred sport-for-development organization that uses rugby as a tool for social good. TIRF, a registered non-profit founded in 2011, builds community through rugby in 31 of Toronto’s underserved, low-income and priority neighbourhoods. Sanctioned by Rugby Canada; Rugby Ontario, and working in partnership with eight Toronto rugby clubs; school boards and community service providers, TIRF reduces the financial, geographical, cultural, and systemic barriers that prevent children and youth from participating in the sport. TIRF has a 10-year history of transforming the lives of youth people through sport. www.TIRFrugby.ca