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...

Senior Men’s Rugby Coaching Opportunity!

Looking for a great coaching opportunity? Comox Valley Kickers Sr. Men’s Team is looking for a coach to help them strive for success as they move forward. All the information for application is provided below and inside this link here —> Sr Men’s Coaching Information VOLUNTEER MEN’S RUGBY COACH NEEDED The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We are a grassroots rugby club with a developing men’s, women’s and minis and junior programs. We are looking for a volunteer coach to take on growing the men’s side as they venture into the first division in the 2017-18 season. The successful candidate will embrace the clubs history while using their own unique coaching strengths to grow this side into a inclusive, respected, competitive team. Those interested in this position should have or be willing to: - Be registered with BC Rugby - Be trained in SafeRugby or Rugby Ready and World Rugby Concussion Management - Meet the BCRU coaching requirements – NCCP intro to competitive world rugby level 2 Application: To apply for this position, please submit a resume to the Comox Valley Kickers RFC at cvkickerssecretary@gmail.com Closing date for applications is Friday, July 14th. The successful candidate will be chosen by July 28th. For more information contact the above email or any executive member. Job Description: Reports to: Director of Senior Rugby Operations, and CV Kickers RFC Executive A coach should be a natural leader with proven past coaching experience and a background that shows commitment and consistency. They should have a strong interest in player and club development and overall promotion of...
Kickers vs. the Outback Barbarians – 23 June, Cumberland Village Park

Kickers vs. the Outback Barbarians – 23 June, Cumberland Village Park

The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Football Club has announced that they will be hosting an international rugby match on the 23rd of June 2016. The Outback Barbarians are an Australian rep side made up of players from across Queensland. They are on a 4 week , 8 game tour of Western Canada and the United States. They will be visiting the Comox Valley as a part of their tour. The match is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 23rd at 5:30pm at the Kickers home field of Cumberland Village Park.  The Kickers are in fine form having played through some tough competition in the Vancouver Island Third Division. The culmination of which resulted in a tight loss to a skilled Abbotsford team in the quarter finals of the provincials. Since that loss, the team has taken a hiatus from organized team practices though many of the players attend the touch rugby sessions held at Lower Lake Trail field on Thursday evenings, have traveled to attend BC Rugby development camps or have gone on tour themselves. Kickers head coach Dan Mills said of the friendly “We’re up against it with this team. We play in a tough physical league here on the island but southern hemisphere rugby is a different game altogether. The Australians won’t be put off by big hits. If we hope to win we’ll have to be really dialed in for the full 80 minutes.” Kickers team captain Brandon Hudson added, “This is a real test for us. We play a basic style of rugby. We’re punishing in the tackle and try to make it a war of attrition. These guys are probably going to want to spin the ball all...
Roc Le Fort 1964-2014

Roc Le Fort 1964-2014

With great sadness, long time Kickers alumni and friend Roc LeFort passed away suddenly September 7th 2014 in a motorbike accident. Roc was a good man and a great friend to many, at the club you could always find him involved in some intense foosball matches that went on longer than his well known poker tournaments. Or behind the bar lending a hand, and at a Saturday night social he would always be one of the last guys standing. On the field he played with his heart and for his team mates. A true club man. His family will be holding a celebration of life this Monday the 15th at 11 Mitchell road in Courtenay 1:30pm, for anyone wishing to attend. The Kickers will be putting on an informal social Saturday September 20th in his honor (exact details to follow) for those wishing to come. Greg Merchant will be organizing a foosball tourney and Roc’s jersey will be retired and hung up in the club. RIP Roc Le Fort, you will surely be missed by...
Comox Valley Kickers RFC Presents Summer CO-ED Touch Rugby

Comox Valley Kickers RFC Presents Summer CO-ED Touch Rugby

[notice] When: Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30pm Where: Lake Trail School (Lower Fields) Who: Men and Women of all experience levels welcome Ages: 14+ [/notice] ________________________________________________________________ Quick Version of the Rules: 6 on 6 with at least one female player on the field for each team. Play starts with a TAP at dead center field. Defense back 10M. TAGS can be made with as little as one finger anywhere on the ball carrier including the ball or the carriers clothing. A TAG creates a MARK on the field. The ball carrier must perform a ROLL BALL on the MARK, failure to do so is a turnover. The defense must retreat 5M from the MARK before attacking the ball. The DUMMY HALF must play the ball from the MARK with no delay on a tag. If the DUMMY HALF is tagged possession is turned over. Your team turns the ball over on the 6th TAG. ROUGH TAGS are a penalty. Penalties are started with a TAP, defense back 10M. If you are tagged and then pass the ball it is called a TOUCH PASS and your team turns over possession of the ball. You cannot smack the ball out of the carrier’s hands. ________________________________________________________________ [important] Games will have a referee/coach to help players get a good grasp of the rules and understand the game of Touch Rugby. We will run 2 games if required and skill levels can be split depending on attendance.  [/important] See you at Lake Trail!...
Kickers Narrowly Miss NVIRU Championship

Kickers Narrowly Miss NVIRU Championship

Written by Mike Magee, Photos by Michelle Hamilton May 1, 2013, (ISN) - The road to the Provincial Championship for the Comox Valley Kickers runs through Cumberland this Saturday as they get set to host a semi-final of the Division 3 Tier 2 BC Championship in Village Park at 1pm. The Kickers qualified for the Provincial Championship after securing a spot in the NVIRU Championship game last fall. The top seeds from the fall and then the spring competition have a chance to play first for the Island Championship in the revamped Island 3rd division. After the Island Championship is decided both teams are off to the BC Championships as a top seed in both Tier A and B. With the NVIRU trophy back on site this last Sunday the #1 ranked team in the spring of 2013 the Velox Valhallians (7-1) took to the field to defend the trophy against the #1 ranked team from the Fall 2012 competition, the Comox Valley Kickers (6-0). These teams have met numerous times in the Championship game over the last several years with mighty Valhallians from Victoria always managing to come out on top in very tight competitive games. As the Kickers managed to put a respectable effort in the finals time after time, the depth of the Valhallians bench seems to be the difference maker in the later stages of the encounters. Since winning their first NVIRU trophy in the spring of 2010, Velox has claimed it 6 times in the last 4 years. Ideal field and weather conditions on Herd Rd. as the kick off sailed through the air...