Try Rugby

The rain didn’t stop our minis and junior players from getting on the field for the Try Rugby sessions held at Lewis Park this past Sunday, September 9th.  From 10AM - 12PM, there was a co-ed Mini Rugby session for children ages 4 -12 followed by a Junior Women session ages 12 - 18 from 1PM  - 3PM. Thank you parents, athletes and coaches for braving the storm.  We are excited for the upcoming season.  Regular practices start on Thursday, September 13th from 5:30PM - 6:30PM at Lower Lake Trail field.  Everyone welcomed.  No experience...
Junior Rugby Recruitment Camp – 13 September

Junior Rugby Recruitment Camp – 13 September

Interested kids age 12 and up, come out and try the sport everyone is talking about. Skills in the morning, lunch and chalk talk, and then game play in the afternoon. Rugby is a sport where everyone is welcome and teamwork is paramount. This contact sport is growing on our island and around Canada with the introduction of Seven-a-Side rugby at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Cleats and mouth guard required, lunch to be provided, free registration. RSVP on the Facebook event or email us at - cvkickers@gmail.com See you on the pitch!...
Kickers Player off to National Championships

Kickers Player off to National Championships

Meet Lauren Sargent, captain of the Kickers U18 Women’s team.  Lauren started playing rugby a mere three years ago at Vanier Secondary School- and since then has helped in the growth of the Kickers Junior Girls Program, lead her high school team to a provincial championship, represented BC at the U16 level, Tsunami U16 and U18, BC Banshees at Vegas 7’s, and just recently the Summer Games team and the BC U18 squad . Lauren is a natural leader on the field as scrum half and says her favorite thing about the game is the atmosphere and the enjoyment of helping others succeed their goals. ” Its like a stress reliever, I always smile playing rugby, I love it. I could never stop” she says.  At 17 she has already been giving back to the sport she loves, refereeing younger games and lending a hand with our mini rugby programs. The BC U18 team will be heading to Calgary to compete in the National Championships August 4th to 7th, and hopefully bring home a gold trophy. Lauren and her team are excited for this opportunity and have been working hard, however representing your province isn’t free. Each player has been given the opportunity to raise money that will go directly to the cost of their contribution, and with a $100 donation your name or business name will be featured on poster of the BC Team put up all over the region. If you are interested in helping Lauren with her journey to success please contact her at...
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...

Rugby Rascals Begins it 2013/2014 Season!

Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Rascals program is aimed at teaching kids the fundamentals of the game in a controlled, safe atmosphere. Jamborees and playing teams from all over the Island, kids make new friendships and are guaranteed to have fun! Registration and first practice begins on Sunday, September 8th 12:30-2pm at the Cumberland Village Park field. Anyone interested in playing is encouraged to attend that session. Rugby Rascals is open to boys and girls 6-12, with U8, U10, U12 playing this...