Winning streak continues for Kickers Women’s Rugby Team

The Comox Valley Kickers women’s rugby team earned a hard fought victory this weekend on home turf in Cumberland. The team hosted Westshore RFC at Village Park. Both teams were undefeated going into the game, and the Kickers came out on top with a 46-21 win! Béatrice Sylvain, Daris Tendler, Hazel Bice and Chloë Speed scored tries, with Paula Simpson successfully converting on three. “It was a beautiful day for rugby. I am so proud of how the team played…the energy on the field was electric,” said team captain Natalie Nguyen. “Our ball handling and support lines made the big difference in this game. When we did get scored on, it was because the other side was doing the exact same thing that we were doing, running hard and with purpose. I feel that we are finally starting to reap the benefits from our twice a week practices.” Nguyen continued by saying that the improvement from earlier in the season to now has been outstanding. The Kickers women’s team hosts Cowichan RFC on Saturday, October 27th at 11:15 a.m.  Following the game, everyone is invited to the Cumberland Hotel, the Kickers’ sponsor bar and clubhouse. Practices are held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park.  Everyone...

Three Wins in a Row!

The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Rugby Club were on the road again this past weekend travelling to Nanaimo to face off against the Hornets. Daris Tendler, Natalie Nguyen, Karli MacFarlane, Kristianna Bouwers and Tanya Timmons all scored tries with Paula Simpson making six out of nine conversions for a 57 -31 win. “We were slow to start and had some gaps in our defence that allowed points to be scored against us but we were quick to answer back.  Once we got into our rhythm, everything started to flow.  Our ball handling was crisp, our scrums were strong and we were quick to the rucks.  This game was one of the more physical and hard hitting.  There was a lot of back and forth action but we maintained our momentum to finish the game,” said team captain Natalie Nguyen. The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team will host Westshore RFC at Cumberland Village Park on Saturday, October 13th.  Kickoff at 11:15am.  Both teams are currently undefeated and it should be a great game to watch. Player recruitment is ongoing.  No experience needed.  Practices are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village...

Kickers Touch Rugby Game

Both the Comox Valley Kickers Men’s & Women’s team have a bye this Saturday, September 22nd. That doesn’t mean that there can’t be any rugby played though! Please join us at Cumberland Village Park from 1:00PM - 3:00PM for a co-ed game of Touch Rugby. Everyone welcomed! Social to follow...

Rugby Doubleheader in Cowichan

This past Saturday saw a rare rugby doubleheader where both the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s and Men’s teams travelled to the Cowichan Valley to face off against the Cowichan Piggies. The Comox Valley Women’s team harnessed the momentum from last week’s victory and put up points early and often.  Paula Simpson (2), Natalie Nguyen (2), Daris Tendler (2), Karli MacFarlane and Keely Orrick scored tries with Paula making 6 out of 8 conversions for a 52 -27 win. “It was a very physical, hard hitting game.  Cowichan scored the first points and we knew we had to answer back right away.  We scored our points from our back line utilizing the field and running hard lines while our forward pack dominated the scrums and crashed the ball well,” said loosehead prop Jenn Lund. In their first game of the season, the Comox Valley Men’s team found themselves playing defense more often then attacking downfield. “We have many players who are new to rugby or who are returning to rugby after an extended absence.  When we had the ball, we were able to progress down the field and challenge the goal line but at the end of the day, the opposing team was quicker and more experienced.  With more practices under our belt, I believe that we will improve steadily and put more points on the board,” said team captain, Jesse Ramsay. Devon Moore, Number 8, scored the only try for the Kickers which is most fitting as he was celebrating his 22nd birthday at the game.  The try was followed by a successful conversion.  The final score was 39-...

New Sponsor Bar & Clubhouse

The Comox Valley Kickers are proud to announce that the Cumberland Hotel is our new Sponsor Bar & Clubhouse.  They are located at 2714 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland BC, V0R 1S0, just steps away from our home field at Cumberland Village Park.  Enjoy live entertainment, food & drinks and great company!...