The women completed a 9-0 season on Saturday, travelling to Cowichan to earn a 33-5 win. That ends their season until the restart in January, but look forward to a trophy presentation at the Velox Christmas Party.
The 3rds managed a similar day on Sunday, beating the home team Piggies 34-7. That leaves Velox in 2nd place at the end of the regular season, and gives us the home field advantage in the semi-finals this coming Sunday: against 3rd place Cowichan. A win Sunday will see the Velox 3rds progress to the final against the winner of the other semi (Comox vs Nanaimo).
Stiff competition ahead in the playoffs has inspired the coaching team to resort to desperate measures: mandatory training this Wednesday evening at 7pm.
The Grey Cup Party at the club was well attended, with the highlight obviously being the annual chili cookoff. Bragging rights this year goes to Scotty, with no other entries coming close.
The only squad still playing is the 3rds, who host Cowichan on Sunday 1pm.
Also coming up is the Velox Christmas Party, Thursday, Dec 8th. The party will have a “black and white with a hint of red” theme. That night there will be t-shirts and jerseys on sale to support our junior rugby program. This Thursday (Dec 1) there will be a men vs women tree decorating contest to get the club ready for the holidays. Touch rugby will be on every Thursday evening before club night until training resumes in January.
For players only, there will be a Velox Players Dinner on Friday the 16th at 6:30. $25 for the dinner, dress to impress. See Toby for more details.
Donating Rugby Equipment
On Dec 1st and 8th, club nights, the club will be assisting in the collection of rugby gear for charity: a UVic student has been organizing a donation of used gear for needy kids (7-18 years old) learning the game in the Philippines.
Do you have anything you can donate? A pair of cleats, practice jerseys, or rugby balls? Bring it to the club on either night for collection.
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