U18 Men Take Provincial Title

U18 Men Take Provincial Title

On Sunday the Kickers U18 Mens rugby team won the British Columbia Rugby Union U18 Provincial Championship played at Oak Bays’ Windsor Park Field.  The game pitted the two best junior rugby teams on the Island –  Oak Bay’s Castaway-Wanderers and the Comox Valley/Campbell River Kickers. The game did not start off the way that the visiting team had hoped as they gave up two tries in the first 10 minutes of play and found themselves behind 12-0. The Kickers fought back and narrowed the gap to 17-12 at the half time whistle. The Kickers’ game plan was to use their superior size and wear down the smaller, yet very skilled Castaways team. “Our plan was to eventually wear them down and then capitalize with our bigger players controlling the ball and game.” said head coach Darren Munro, who was assisted by Jim Ebert. “The lads did an excellent job of sticking to the game plan and executing what we as coaches had set out for them.” The plan was working as the score was tied at 24-apiece with about 10 minutes to go and the Campbell River/Comox players controlling the ball and moving down the field. Even the best laid plans can go awry, however, and the ball squirted out the side of a ruck and the Castaways were away and running. The players defended valiantly but the Castaways were able to score and take a 29 -24 lead. “It seemed that the supporters and coaches were more nervous than the players were, because when the boys came to center to kick they had a very determined look on their faces...
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 -...
Rugby Canada Call For Volunteers – National Championship Festival

Rugby Canada Call For Volunteers – National Championship Festival

[important]The Comox Valley Kickers recently received this message from Andrew Smith, Communications Manager of the British Columbia Rugby Union.[/important]   [pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”100%”] “Hello BC Rugby Club Contacts, As the host union for the 2013 National Festival Championships, we are working with Rugby Canada to help recruit volunteers. The tournament will run August 7th-11th at UBC and tournament organizers are seeking support of volunteers in the following areas: Ball retrievers Scorekeepers Set up/ Tear Down crew Merchandise Sales Ticket Sales Ticket Checkers Runners Stats Keepers (Please note: No rugby experience is required for any of the volunteer positions) If you could forward this message on to your clubs and anyone who may be interested in volunteering it would be greatly appreciated. For more information please view the pdf attachment (below) or visit Rugby Canada’s events page at – http://events.rugbycanada.ca/events_details.php?e=90&s=516 Thank you. ” [/pullquote]  ...
Level One Rugby Officiating Course set for June in Campbell River

Level One Rugby Officiating Course set for June in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC - The BC Rugby Referees’ Society will be running a Level One Introduction to Officiating Course in Campbell River on the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd. Completion of this course will give participants a minimum certification to referee Rugby in British Columbia. Location: Carihi Secondary School – 350 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2X9 Dates: June 22 & 23, 2013 Times: Saturday 5 pm to 7 pm; Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Instructor: John De Goede CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM [HTML1] Registration deadline: June 7, 2013 Registration Contact: Louise Wheeler, lwheeler@bcrugby.com / 604.737.3065 Early registration (by June 18, 2013): $65.00 + GST (Total $68.25 payable to BC Rugby) Late Registration (after June 18, 2013): $75.00 + GST (Total $78.75 payable to BC Rugby)   [important] Please note: Prerequisites for those looking to take the course include an IRB Law Test (www.irblaws.com/EN/) and a Rugby Ready Test (www.irbrugbyready.com). Course participants are required to bring both completion certificates to the course session, or email copies to John DeGoede (john@degoede.ca). Time to complete these tests vary depending on your background — please allow several hours to complete.  Course participants are asked to dress appropriately for indoor gymnasium activity and are required to bring their own whistles. [/important]...
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...