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Newell, Peter '86 - Rugby

Understanding that the most valuable player on any team is a true team player, Peter also recognizes the importance of good coaching, fondly recalling that his Ridley coaches “always gave more than they had to in time and support.” 

While a student at Ridley, Peter played First Rugby, and captained First Football, First Basketball and First Tennis. He was named MVP of the football and rugby teams, and twice earned that honour as a member of the basketball team—leading them to victory in the 1984 ISAA championship.

When he was still just a teenager, Peter represented Ontario at the Canada Junior Games, winning a silver medal in rugby.
After Ridley, Peter represented Queen’s University as a Golden Gael on both the football field and the rugby pitch. In the late 1980s, Queen’s rugby dominated the OUAA, winning four consecutive championships and naming Peter as grad MVP in 1990. He would later go on to win the McCormack Cup at the 1992 Ontario Men's Rugby Championships. 
“My everyday life reflects a basic team philosophy: you win as one and you lose as one. It’s your job to make people around you better.”
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