October 8, 2013, VICTORIA, BC (ISN) – The women posted the only win for the senior squads, with a lopsided score against Nanaimo. The 3rds managed a tie, and somehow the Valhallians, fresh out of strong efforts against Premier squads, lost a close one to Port Alberni.
- Valkyries: Velox 60 – Nanaimo 10
- Valhallians: Velox 17 – Port Alberni 25
- Academy: Velox 10 – Nanaimo 57
- 3rds: Velox 17 – Cowichan 17
For the Thanksgiving long weekend, there are no games. The Uruguay national squad will be at the club Saturday though. And Thursday, regular training is replaced by a touch tourny and Thanksgiving potluck:
Thurs is a thanksgiving extravaganza.
For practice on Thurs the club is having a touch tournament rather than regular practice. Its going to be a perfect time to get to know more of your club mates. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends. After the tourney we will be having a Thanksgiving pot luck diner! The bar will be open.
Food is as follows:
Womens team: Hot Entrees ie: potatoes, stuffing, gravy, hot veggies, etc
Academy team: Dessert ie: pies, cookies, squares etc.
Mens team: Salads and buns.
There will also be 2 turkeys provided by the mens team
Everyone is invited!
The Thanksgiving weekend has byes for all squads, but on Saturday the 12th the Uruguay national squad (in town for the America Rugby Championship) will be at the club for a practice and afternoon social and bbq. We welcome all Velox teams, M&F players, family and social members to come and meet the Uruguay players and managers. They will participate with Velox members in drills and training, as part of Rugby Canada’s . 1 pm- 2 pm BBQ, 2 – 4 pm outreach program.
Games for the ARC will be Oct 11th, 15th, and 19th, at Westhills. For more info, go to http://www.americasrugbychampionship.com/
– report from Muk Toorenburgh
Congratulations to our U-18 women who played against Comox/Courtney on Sunday. They loaned us a few players and it was a wide open game. We played 3 X 15 min. periods and the girls were very tired at the end. They beat us 46 to 42! What a great effort! Look for our u-18 Velox women when they play at half time during the Friday ARC game.
The CRC coaches are puttin on a clinic on Monday, Oct 14th, 4:30 to 6:30. $20 to register, but Velox will cover the cost for our youth and jr coaches. Register online, and keep your receipts. www.rugbycanada.ca/coaching Let John Lyall know if you are going at email@example.com.