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...
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!...
BC U20 Women’s Provincial Team Second Open Camp Set for April 21st

BC U20 Women’s Provincial Team Second Open Camp Set for April 21st

VANCOUVER, BC - BC Rugby’s U20 women’s provincial team program will be holding their second open trial of the 2013 season on April 21st at UBC’s Wolfson Fields. The first open session was held in conjunction with BC’s senior women’s program and featured 50+ athletes in attendance. The U20 team is currently in preparation for the upcoming summer season where BC plans to compete at the National Women’s League Finals in Vancouver. Players interested are asked to confirm attendance with BC Rugby Provincial Coach and Development Manager Dave Brown at dbrown@bcrugby.com   U20 BC Women’s Team Open Trial  Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Time: 11:30am-3:30pm Location: Wolfson Fields, UBC, Vancouver Contact: Dave Brown (dbrown@bcrugby.com)...
A Saturday Filled With Kickers Rugby

A Saturday Filled With Kickers Rugby

It was a big weekend for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club. On Saturday in light rain at Village Park in Cumberland the senior women second division side United came from the lower mainland to challenge the Kickers women, and the senior men first division team Cowichan came to take on the Kickers men. In 2013 the Kickers have proudly elevated each senior team, the men taking a step up to Vancouver Island First Division, and the women a step out into a wider Second Division competition that includes teams from the lower mainland. Bold moves intended to raise the bar for rugby players and rugby fans in the Valley. That bar was set high by the visitors in a 4 hour display of rugby at its best. The Women kicked off at 11:30 and from the first whistle the intimidation from the Kickers forward pack, including some bullying runs from Sheryl Alexander, quickly forced United to adopt a wide ranging passing game, using phases of play to eventually outnumber the Kickers defense, a ploy that worked for United bringing an early try. The home team quickly answered with Molly Florian employing a deft sidestep and a quick weaving run to go in under the posts, converting her own try and maintaining a  competitive scoreline. An U18 BC rep last year, Florian has recently played for Crimson Tide and she posed an ever present danger during the game leading United to take care to deny Florian space whenever possible.  With steady pressure and a somewhat lopsided penalty count the score continued to widen for United, and despite excellent solid midfield tackles...
Rugby Benefits from Prime Chophouse Community Throwback Thursdays!

Rugby Benefits from Prime Chophouse Community Throwback Thursdays!

All Kickers RFC Members are invited to a pub night on January 31st (530-10 pm) at the Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar in Courtenay (see document below). It would be a good chance for players and coaches to mingle with some of the Comox Valley’s high school players, coaches and parents and also help support Vanier Boys’ upcoming trip to the Las Vegas 7’s. Door prizes, meat draws, a 50:50 draw, and a silent auction will also be featured....