Campbell River Athletics’ Kayla Lund

Ruggers showcase their skills

Campbell River Athletic Association’s Mini Rugby Players (U8-U12) had an excellent all-island Jamboree at Shawnigan Lake School on Sunday

Campbell River Athletic Association’s Mini Rugby Players (U8-U12) had an excellent all-island Jamboree at Shawnigan Lake School on Sunday.

“This is the biggest mini rugby event of the year and to have Campbell River well represented in all age divisions makes our club very proud,” says club president Erin Young. “We have so many talented players and it is a great venue to showcase our skills.”

The club will host the Cowichan Piggies and the Comox Kickers in the final mini Jamboree of the season this Sunday at Willow Point Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Interested families are encouraged to check out the action and ask questions about the sport. This particular age group wraps up the 2013/14 season after but the club may run drop-in touch rugby over the late spring to early summer to keep skills and fitness sharp and to introduce the sport to new players as the fall season kicks off in late August.

“Rugby is excellent for promoting all-around fitness, gender equality, meeting new friends, and displaying respect in sport. It is one of the most affordable local sports and the opportunities to develop local talent can potentially lead a Campbell River athlete all the way to the Olympics, as Rugby 7s will be introduced in 2016 in Rio,” says Young.

For more info call 250-202-7642, or check out the club website at www.campbellriverrugby.webs.com