Saturday’s a rugby day…even in snow! It was a cold yet picturesque day at Cumberland Village Park, with a doubleheader for both Comox Valley Kickers teams.
The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s team won their first game of the season, 39-5 against Nanaimo. Levi Friis (2), Ben Bekk, Brandon Hudson, Craig Wiley, Devon Moore and Dom Cantwell all scored tries with Kyle Hall successfully making one conversion.
“We have been building our chemistry these past few games and it is nice to see the hard work finally pay off with a win. We followed our game plan and players made great individual efforts.” said team captain Brandon Hudson.
The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team were handed their first loss of the season, losing 20-54 to a strong Capilano side. Lauren Sargent (2), Natalie Nguyen and Kasey Munro-Johnson scored for the Kickers.
“We were tied at half-time but then Capilano scored a few tries in quick succession, building up momentum that we could not stop,” said team captain Natalie Nguyen.
“We were playing in adverse weather conditions and made some bad decisions. Capilano with their depth and skill took advantage and ran away with the game at the end of it. We have to learn from this game and keep building our skills.”
The Comox Valley Kickers Women are away to the Vancouver Rowers next week; Comox Valley Kickers Men have a bye.
Both the women’s and men’s teams are continually recruiting players. No experience necessary. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park. Everyone welcome. For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca.