Make contact with rugby

Players play co-ed touch rugby against various clubs in the Vancouver Island Rugby Union

Campbell River Athletic Association Youth Rugby is beginning team training sessions and welcomes girls and boys ages 8-18.

Trainings are usually once a week, on Sunday afternoons, and competitions also take place on Sundays at various Island clubs.

Players play co-ed touch rugby against various clubs in the Vancouver Island Rugby Union.

“Last year was our first year participating and we really surprised the rest of the Island. Our kids ran hard, defended relentlessly, ran creative plays, always caught kickoffs. It was a very promising start. At one Jamboree, we went 3-0 and it wasn’t until I checked my notes at the end of the day did I realize that every player scored at least one try,” says Erin Young, coach and co-ordinator.

The next age level up involves separating the genders for competition, and contact (tackling, scrums, rucks, line outs) is introduced. Young points out that although having enough players to form an entire seven- or 15-a side team would be great, it’s not necessary as other clubs will welcome new players on their squads come game time.

Rugby combines physical and mental toughness and discipline with fun, teamwork, camaraderie and always respect.

For more information, contact Erin Young at 250-202-7642 or check out the club’s website at www.campbellriverrugby.webs.com

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