The EMCS girls’ rugby team is ready to face the season.

EMCS Girls’ rugby kicks off strong

EMCS girls rugby 7’s team started the preseason off strong in the second week of April.

EMCS girls rugby 7’s team started the preseason off strong in the second week of April winning both games against Stelly’s and Spectrum High School.

On Friday April 12, the Lower Vancouver Island Girls High School Rugby League started off week one of the season.  EMCS girls defeated Belmont 12 to 0 and Spectrum 20 to 0.  A strong start for the Sooke girls who pride themselves for their tackling and ability to diminish opponents scoring ability.

With the admission of rugby sevens to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the game has really started to catch on.

Rugby normally has teams of 15 players. Rugby sevens, as the name suggest, has teams made up of only seven players.

High schools in and around Victoria are taking advantage by adding a new league for high school girls.  There are a total of eight schools that have entered girls seven’s teams into the league.  Each week, a different school acts as host for all the other high school teams.  So what spectators get to witness each Friday afternoon at various venues around Victoria is a small jamboree of high school girls playing sevens rugby.

The girls also won both their games this past Friday extending their unbeaten streak to six wins and zero losses.  They defeated Oak Bay 27 to 10, and Glenlyon Norfolk School 19 to 0.

EMCS girls play Spectrum and Oak Bay at home on April 26th.  First game is at 3p.m.

Submitted by Dr. Matt Mortenson DC, CSCS, Performance & Rehabilitation Coach and Sport First Responder