Paige Beauregard

Rugby season winding down

Campbell River Athletic Association's season is about to wrap up and ends with a jamboree hosted at Willow Point Park

  • Apr. 16, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Campbell River Athletic Association’s U14 Boys and U14 Girls made their way to the historic grounds of Shawnigan Lake School, just south of Duncan, last Sunday.

The boys faced the Seattle Vikings, Port Coquitlam’s United Rugby Club, and South Surrey’s Bayside Rugby Club.

The girls faced Oak Bay’s Castaway-Wanderers. Scores were not officially kept as it was a Jamboree format but the coaches felt that Campbell River players played strong defence and ran in many tries from great passing and support plays, plus went eight-for-eight on conversion kicks.

The U14 Boys have wrapped their club season and will prepare for North Island Tsunami tryouts in May and June with hopes of representing the region at Provincial Regional Championships in Burnaby June 27 and 28.

The girls have one more match, this afternoon in Saanich with Bayside Middle School and the Castaway-Wanderers.

They will also watch the Women’s World Sevens Rugby this weekend at Rugby Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Langford and attend a youth clinic run by National Team members. Local U8 players Kennedy Munro, Kasey Munro and Brynna Dybwad will also take the international field at Langford this Sunday to demo girls touch rugby in front of an expected 4,000 fans.

Campbell River will play host to the U8 to U12 level on Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m-1 p.m. at Willow Point Park at Vancouver Island’s final Mini Rugby Jamboree of the 2015 Spring Season. Interested teen and adult players are welcome to join the club at Touch Rugby Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Southgate. It’s free and no experience needed. Cleats and water are recommended. For more information on all club rugby, call Athletics’ President Erin Young at 250-202-7642 or go to www.campbellriverrugby.webs.com