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by Paul Eby

March 28, 2014 (ISN) – Saturday’s inter-club match between the Valhallians and the Academy has been cancelled, due to Academy missing some players. That leaves the women with the only home game for the club: 11:30am Saturday against Bayside. The 3rds are away Sunday to CW, 2:30 kickoff at Windsor.

Velox Fight Night – This Saturday Night!

Victorias best amateur charity boxing event is back with Velox Fight Night. The event will feature ten matches, the highest paid ring girl in town and will be headlined by the Velox Heavyweight Title fight between Tobais ‘Ice’ Berg and Rob Carr.

Starts at 7pm, $25 at the door! Best amateur entertainment on the island with a fully stocked bar.

Ring Girl Competition

Tonight, Friday, there will be a rugby style beauty pageant to find the ring girl for our annual fight night. The winner will receive $1000 CASH!!

Will be a great night for the audience, tickets are $10 and beer is cheap. Night kicks off at 7pm with a catwalk from all the ladies. Events will include Lipsync, 1 min talent, popsicle eating competition and a 3 cup flip cup match for the prize money.

Great performances, great atmosphere and cheap beer. See you there!

3rd Div Match Report

(written by John Lyall)

The Velox Thirds got back on the winning track on a Saturday game against the newly formed Vancouver Island University Storm. The Storm have taken up Nanaimo’s thirds spot this year. Pretty exciting for a new team in the Thirds league, hopefully VIU can form a stable team in the Thirds league.

Cautioned by their coach and ref that the Storm may have some novice players, we prepared for the game with 24 players, wtf. Chad’s philsophy isn’t complicated and showed the ultimate respect for VIU by stating “we need to hit to hurt”. As the game started, we played 15 a side with the promise of contested sets. Contested sets lasted two scrums, as fullback McDougall offered “well you guys were crumbling them”. What the VIU could do was hit, and the youngsters really enjoyed the physicality of the match.

The Thirds were flush with available players, with the regulars plus welcoming back Zimmer from travels, McDougall and Jason Allen from Barney, Welshan Liam, Sanii and his two friends named Matt, and Academites Dan Dennis and Cody Walker who notched two tries each.

43 – 7 was the final score in a physical affair with Dennis winning the chain. Welcome again the Storm to the league.

Next up is CW away Sunday (makeup from February)

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