The Comox Valley Kickers RFC celebrated the end of a great season this past Saturday at the year-end awards banquet held at the Dove Creek Hall.

There were more than 50 people in attendance and the evening comprised of socializing, dinner, speeches, a musical performance to Enrique Iglesias’ Hero from the men’s team and the presentation of awards.

Kickers Women’s Award Winners:

MVP: Natalie Nguyen
Back of the Year: Natalie Nguyen
Forward of the Year: Dara DeMarce
Rookie of the Year: Christina Green-Speck
Most Improved: Erin Rautenberg
Most Tenacious: Chloe Speed
Most Sportsmanlike: Jessica Leck
Coach’s Award: Lauren Sargent

Kickers Men’s Award Winners:

MVP: Kyle Hall
Back of the Year: Kyle Hall
Forward of the Year: Kyle Christensen
Rookie of the Year: Craig Whiley
Most Improved: Raffael Tonazzi
Most Tenacious: Justin Thomson
Most Sportsmanlike: Joe Goldes & Scott Wells
Coach’s Award: Trevor McGuire

For outstanding contribution to the Comox Valley Kicker RFC, Natalie Nguyen was awarded the Phil Koester Award. 

It was a fun evening had by all and we look forward to the 2022-2023 rugby season.