Touch Rugby - fun for all!

With its winter season of league play behind it the The Comox Valley Kickers club swings into a fun-filled summer full of rugby-related activities that offer something for every age and every gender.

Thursdays at 6.30 p.m. will see the return of Mixed Touch Rugby at the club’s Fallen Alder facility. Men and women, and youth of all ages, are welcome to come out and enjoy this non-contact sport that provides a ton of activity and light hearted competition. No experience necessary, all that’s required is a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and a pair of runners and a willingness to get a bit of exercise, to learn some new skills and to meet some new people. As with all rugby related events — refreshments to follow each evening’s sport. For more information contact Aimee Burley: 250-339-4510,

May 31 sees the start of RASCALS RUGBY a program for children aged 6-12 years old, which begins at 5.30 p.m. and runs ‘til 6.30 p.m on Tuesday and Thursday evenings which will run until July 28th. This Mini rugby program has proven a huge success since it began last year, with as many as thirty children running around learning the basic skills of rugby in a non-competitive atmosphere. Contact: Colin Chappell: 250-207-1125 or at for further information.

Boys and girls aged Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 will meet on Tuesday evenings, following Rascal Rugby, at 6.30 p.m. to learn the rudiments of JUNIOR SEVENS RUGBY. With Sevens rugby — played between teams of seven players instead of fifteen playing seven minute halves — to be included in the 2016 Olympics, there is a huge push internationally and nationally to improve the quality of Sevens play and the Kickers Club is leading the way here in the Comox Valley. Already the Valley can boast Thyssen de Goede, a graduate of Vanier School, as a current member of Canada’s Sevens team, and there may well be other undiscovered talents like de Goede to be found here in Courtenay. Girls too are welcome: currently Canada’s Women’s Sevens team is ranked #1 in the world. Could you be a future Olympian? Contact : Colin Chappell: 250-207-1125 or at for further information.

Come out and be part in any or all of these great summer activities and enjoy the many social events planned for ‘kicking back’ in the summer sunshine at the Kickers Rugby Club’s Fallen Alders facility on the Royston/Cumberland Road.       See you there!