COMOX VALLEY KICKERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN, WOMEN, AND GOOD OL’BOYS

COMOX VALLEY KICKERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN, WOMEN, AND GOOD OL’BOYS

The Comox Valley Kickers Senior (18+)  Men’s and Women’s and Old Boys Programs are recruiting for this season. All skill levels are welcomed, bring your friends! Rugby is a sport that aside being the most fun to play, offers a level of social engagement that keeps people coming back. The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club has been playing matches since as early as 1889 and continues with its proud tradition, and puts forward a mens and womens side that practice here in the valley and play on the island and sometimes on the mainland in the British Columbia Rugby Union. The season begins in mid-august with practices at Lower Lake Trail field. In September practices are held at Village Park in Cumberland as are the home games. The women begin  practicing on Aug.14th on  Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 at The Lower Lake Trail fields. For more information on the women’s team, contact Aimee Burley at 250-703-6677 or aimeeburley@gmail.com . The men begin  practicing on Aug.18th on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 at The Lower Lake Trail field. For more information on the men’s team contact Jesse Ramsay at 250-702-3087 or cvkickerssrrugbyops@gmail.com . For more information on youth rugby contact Ona 250-792-0717 or by email cvkickersjrrugbyops@gmail.com For more information on the Coal Miners Old Boys program which plays more casually, contact Chris Ostertag at 250-334-4701. Keep up to date by liking our Comox Valley Kickers RFC Facebook Page, and visiting our website at www.comoxvalleyrugby.ca.  The Comox Valley Kickers would like to thank our sponsors, Reliable Auto Body Ltd., Cummins Fencing, Wedler Engineering, AFC Construction, Green Earth Carpet Cleaning, Arctic...
Kickers vs. the Outback Barbarians – Celebrating Rugby

Kickers vs. the Outback Barbarians – Celebrating Rugby

On Thursday, 23 June Cumberland Village Park played host to a once in a lifetime rugby experience for the Comox Valley Kickers RFC, as they ran onto the field in opposition to a touring side from Australia - the Outback Barbarians. A well-sponsored but fairly new team, the BaaBaa’s (as the lads refer to themselves) followed a grueling first fresh-off-the-plane defeat against Capilano in Vancouver, with an introduction to island life the evening before the game, as some of the Kickers took the team tubing down the Puntledge and sampling some of the local tastes on offer. This clearly did not slow the touring team down as they gave the Kickers a taste of what rugby is like down under with a 64 - 5 defeat. As the team captain said later in the evening: “It’s great to see that the spirit of rugby is alive and kicking on Vancouver Island. Despite what the scoreboard says it was clearly evident that everyone was having a good time.” The Kickers showed the visitors some more island-style hospitality after the game, when club member Shayne Stuchberry of Coastal Trek prepared meatpies and mash for the more than 60 hungry players, support crew, family members, and others. The Aussies certainly appreciated the gesture and lifelong friendship between the two rugby clubs was cemented during an exchange of gifts, and some more nefarious penalties for friendly infractions throughout the day. The Kickers would like to extend their thanks to the Village of Cumberland, Shayne Stuchberry, the Outback Barbarians and their support crew, and everyone that came out to watch this historic...
Players Needed For the Victoria International Sevens – Sept. 7

Players Needed For the Victoria International Sevens – Sept. 7

Hello Kickers, The Victoria International Sevens is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 7th. It will be an 8-team event with the following teams involved: Crimson Tide Langara Lodge Selects Canada (2 teams) Old Puget Sound Beach – USA USA Falcons Edmonton Elite – Lionheart Barbados National Teams [important]Note that Canada has 2 teams. If not playing for Canada players will be needed for the eighth team, the Crimson Tide team. This will be a good opportunity for strong Island sevens players not already known by Rugby Canada to be seen.[/important] This is a great tournament to play in, with $10,000 in prize money up for grabs and, as mentioned, Rugby Canada will be there for selection purposes! Note also that they may also be looking for a coach if Jeff Williams is unavailable and any recommendations there would be appreciated. Anyone interested can contact: Colin Chappel – juniorkickersrfc@gmail.com Doug Tate - dtate@uvic.ca Andrew Spray -...
Volunteers Needed for Nautical Days

Volunteers Needed for Nautical Days

     The Kickers have a great opportunity this year to help out at Nautical Days in Comox Saturday August 3, 4th and 5th and earn some extra cash for the club….now we need volunteers to lend a helping hand in doing some shifts at the gates. Shifts are 7-12, 12-5 and 5-10pm and with enough man power shifts can be split if needed. We need fundraising like this to keep members costs down each season! Please contact Colin Chappell chappell.cd@gmail.com or Aimee Burley aimeeburley@hotmail.com if you are able to...