Velox Rugby News

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Paul Eby

June 27, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Anyone looking for a bit of a run over the summer can join in on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 for a casual game of touch.

All are welcome: club members and friends, men and women, juniors and seniors, regardless of experience level. The games are currently held at Velox, but will move to Campus View Elementary School in a week or two when our pitch is closed.

Summer Camp

July 8-12 will be the 2nd annual Velox – Langford Summer Rugby Camp. You can find more details at, but it runs Monday to Friday (9am to 3:300), $250 registration, for boys and girls in the U10, U12, and U14 age categories. You can download a registration form online, or email John Lyall with questions

Rep Rugby

We are in the summer break, but many of our players are still busy playing rugby. The South Island Jr Tide U15’s took top prize at the PRC (Provincial Regional Championship) competition last week, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 145-0 in six games. Nine Velox players were on the squad:

Alex Va’a

Hunter Grant

Jai Pereria

Liam Bodor-Maclean

Nolan Lamb

*Statten Hayhurst

*Gavin Kohut

*Joshua Graffi

*Logan Martin-Feek

The last 4 have been named on the long list for the BC U15 squad. Congratulations to all of them, and good luck to those 4 playing for BC!

That’s just the start though. The PRC competitions continue this weekend, with Velox represented at the U16 level by:

Aidan McCleary

Brandon Wakeling

Isaias Loten

Keaton Clarke

Noah MacKenzie

Norris Wass-Little

Aidan Currie

Sean Currie

Also for the U18’s:

Harley Ring

Morgan D’Ganigian

Logan Joth

James Carson

David Pratt

Brody Penn

Nolen Lah

Kyle Jones -Bodnarchuk

Kyle Schaap

Tanner Holland

Devon Saini

Niki Beleya

Justin Kohut

Bryn Hobbis

That is quite an impressive list of rugby players, all coming from Velox. Good luck to all of you, and we hope you bring home gold! Thank you as well to Mark Pratt for sending these lists along, and he notes that we also owe a thank you to the Ebb Tide for their ongoing support of the Jr Tide squads.

There are more though, with 7 Velox women on the BC squad for the upcoming National Women’s League (this weekend at UBC):

Lynzi Anderson

Jessica Dovanne

Marlene Donaldson

Selina McGinnis

Barbara Mervin

Brittany Sims

Courtney Sims

Good luck, ladies!