Summer Rugby Conditioning Sessions

Summer Rugby Conditioning Sessions

Kickers will be holding Rugby Conditioning Sessions on Wednesdays at 6:15PM in August at Cumberland Village Park.  The goal of these sessions are to prepare for the upcoming contact rugby season by upping our fitness level and dusting off the rust after a lengthy hiatus. These workouts will be short and sweet with a half hour or so of classic conditioning and another half hour of light skill work with a fitness element. All are welcome to attend. Rugby practices for the upcoming season will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30PM, starting on August 31 at Cumberland Village Park. Hope to see you...
Kickers Co-Ed Summer Rugby Touch League

Kickers Co-Ed Summer Rugby Touch League

The Comox Valley Kickers are sanctioned for Rugby Re-Engage (Phase 2) and Rugby Re-Start (Phase 3) through BC Rugby and in compliance with viaSport guidelines. With the latest PHO, we are excited to be able to run a Co-Ed Rugby Touch League this summer, starting June 19 and going until the end of August. Games will be played on Saturdays at Cumberland Village Park, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 16. You can register here. Our COVID-19 protocols require you to fill out your attestation and attendance prior to stepping onto the field. This can be done 24 hours prior to your game through your Sportlomo account. Our league will play following these Rugby Touch Rules. We are excited to bring rugby back to the Comox Valley in a safe and responsible manner and look forward to seeing everyone on the...
BC Rugby Responds to June 14 PHO Update

BC Rugby Responds to June 14 PHO Update

Following the official statement released on the BC Government website on Monday, we are excited to hear the province is set to move into Step 2 of its Restart Plan on June 15. We are encouraged by what Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said during Monday’s announcement and are awaiting publication of the updated PHO. Until the publication of the updated PHO, we will remain in Phase 3 of the Return to Rugby Plan (known as Rugby Restarted), which coincides with the Return to Play Guidelines from viaSport and Rugby Canada. All Clubs must have COVID-19 Safety Plans sanctioned by BC Rugby.   Reminder of What Can Be Delivered in Phase 3 Rugby Restarted Outdoor Rugby activities only Non-contact Rugby activities only Travel to Home Club only No use of changerooms, washrooms only No physical distancing required during intra-Club training and games No spectators...
BC Rugby Suspends All Sanctioned In-Person Rugby Activities in Response to Public Health Order

BC Rugby Suspends All Sanctioned In-Person Rugby Activities in Response to Public Health Order

From BCRU’s website: December 3, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – BC Rugby has announced that all sanctioned in-person rugby activities are suspended in response to the published Public Health Order which suspends all indoor and outdoor sports for people 19 years of age and older and reverts all indoor and outdoor sports for minors to viaSport’s Return to Sport Phase 2 guidelines. With just three weeks until Christmas Eve, many Clubs were in their final few weeks of programming and the slide back to Phase 2 for minors would mean Clubs would have to reduce the number of players that could attend programming as well as adapt to the Order which has expanded the physical distancing required from two metres to three metres. “Rugby has worked extremely hard to design and implement robust COVID Safety Plans as well as adopting non-contact variations of our sport to reduce the risk rugby poses to the community,” said BC Rugby CEO, Annabel Kehoe. “This suspension continues our cautious approach, as well as supports all those volunteers that have done a remarkable job to keep our sport in compliance with these rapidly changing Orders, and give rugby families confidence of having a safe, yet small, holiday celebration given the extraordinarily difficult year we’ve all endured.” While BC Rugby has reported several rugby participants receiving positive test results for COVID-19 covering three of the five Health Authorities, there has been no indication that the individuals contracted the virus within rugby activities, or any community transmission has occurred. Allen Vansen, CEO of Rugby Canada said, “Rugby Canada supports the difficult decision by BC Rugby to suspend sanctioned rugby activities in response...
Kickers sanctioned for Rugby Re-Engage & Rugby Re-Start!

Kickers sanctioned for Rugby Re-Engage & Rugby Re-Start!

The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club is excited to announce that they have been sanctioned for Rugby Re-Engage (Phase 2) and Rugby Re-Started (Phase 3). This is in compliance with viaSport guidelines and BC Rugby’s Return to Rugby plan. Beginning next week will be the start of a Mixed Intersquad Touch Rugby League. More details regarding registration and COVID-19 procedures will be provided in the near future....