Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Rascals (from left to right) Novah Burley

Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Rascals (from left to right) Novah Burley

Rugby Rascals have a blast at Jamboree

Comox Valley Kickers youngest players have fun in Nanaimo

The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Rascals were in Nanaimo last weekend for their first Jamboree of the spring season.

The U8 squad consisting of Koen Rose, Eli Burley, Hunter Froelich, Clarke Breuer, Jacob Grootendorst and Novah Burley really showcased their developing skills against the southern island clubs. First-time try scorers Hunter, Jacob and Clarke had that extra accomplishment to be proud of. Our “veteran” U8 Novah put five tries over the line.

At this age level points are not officially accumulated and the focus is on teamwork and sportsmanship, a Kickers’ spokesperson noted. The sport is played without contact using flags or tags to replace the tackle.

Comox Valley U12 players Faith Love, Jayden Samuels, Jade Froelich and Aubree Mallette headed up a North Island squad that took on teams from Cowichan, Oak Bay and Victoria.

The boots looked a little rusty on all accounts, but after warming up they were back to their pre-winter break form! Hard hitting, intense running and smart plays were the name of the game for these kids.

To round of the day at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC, an all-girls game took place where players from all over the Island took on the solid U14 girls squad from Oak Bay. Another Valley player, Maren Carter joined the squad.

The talented Comox Valley girls stole the show and Maren, Faith, Jade and Aubree each put one or two tries on the board for the Island team.

Next up for the Comox Valley Rugby Rascals is an Island and Mainland Jamboree taking place at Shawnigan Lake school on April 12, and hosted by Cowichan Piggies Rugby Football Club.

New players are always welcome. Practices are held at Village Park in Cumberland at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11a.m. on Sundays. For more information visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or search Comox Valley Rugby Rascals on Facebook.

– Comox Valley Kickers RFC

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

HIGHLAND sECONDARY scHOOL comox
COVID-19 exposure at sixth Comox Valley school in past eight days

Island Health has posted an exposure alert at a sixth Comox Valley… Continue reading

Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)
Celebrated artist and mentor joins North Island College Artist Talk series

North Island College’s virtual 2021 Artist Talk series welcomes Sandra Meigs, past… Continue reading

The Coast Range makes a spectacular backdrop for orca heading towards Discovery Passage of Campbell River Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Frank Neil
Island wildlife viewers thrilled by close view of passing Orca pod

Group gives wildlife photographers a classic opportunity to view them off Campbell River shoreline

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)
Search underway for missing woman after boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Photo: Lt. Sandy Pridmore, MARS Darlene Banerd, MARS, Warren Warttig and Captain Rob Stevens show the new automatic external defibrillator (AED) that will be located at the MARS facilities located at 1331 William Beach Road, Black Creek. Photo supplied
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society adds AED to Williams Beach Road location

Submitted Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has collaborated with the Comox Firefighters… Continue reading

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

Most Read