The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team traveled to MacDonald Park for the first rugby action of the season. James Bay Athletic Association (JBAA) played host to the opening pre-season rugby tournament over the weekend. The tournament featured five rugby clubs from across Vancouver Island taking part: JBAA, Westshore, Castaway Wanderers, Nanaimo, and Comox.
The tournament featured a round-robin format, guaranteeing each team multiple matches and ample opportunities to dust off some rust, work on some chemistry, and showcase their skills. The games were highly competitive, with players displaying outstanding athleticism, teamwork, and sportsmanship throughout the weekend.
The tournament provided players with valuable pre-season experience and gave the local community a reason to come together and celebrate the spirit of sports. Spectators young and old came out to support a great day of rugby.
Speaking after the tournament, Co-Captain of the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team, Natalie Nguyen said, “This year’s pre-season tournament exceeded our expectations. The level of competition was outstanding. We are excited to build on this success as we head into the upcoming season.”
With the pre-season tournament at MacDonald Park serving as a thrilling prologue, rugby players and fans are both now eagerly anticipating the official start of the season.
The regular season starts on October 14. The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s and Women’s teams are continually recruiting players. No experience is needed. Everyone welcomed. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cumberland Village Park. For more information about the Kickers, please visit: https://comoxvalleyrugby.ca/