Rugby a team effort at Journey Middle School

Both boys and girls have teams entered in league play

Rugby is a team effort at Journey Middle School, says teacher Robert Bryan.

With the emphasis on enjoying and learning the fine art of rugby, both boys and girls have entered teams in league play this year, under the auspices of the Journey Rugby Club

The goal is for every student to learn how to play rugby safely, to understand the rules, to develop the skills appropriate for their age level and to have fun, Bryan said.

Partnering with EMCS rugby staff and students, Canadian national team coaching staff, parents and staff at Journey are preparing their teams for the Middle School Rugby League which begins in the first week of April.

“We’ve been practicing since the end of February with touch rugby at lunchtime and the students are excited and keen to begin full contact games with other schools after Spring Break” said Bryan, the new boys rugby coach at JMS.

The girls rugby squad is led again this year by Journey teachers Katrina Abell, Grania Bridal and Claire Wilkie.

 

Just Posted

UVic science and engineering research gets $18.8 million federal funding boost

Funding for engineering, science, sustainability research

Horse carriage supporters to rally outside city hall

Owner of carriage company plans rally in response to Coun. Ben Isitt’s motion

Victoria woman competing for role as Maxim cover model

Winning model gets featured spread in magazine, cash price

11th annual Sooke Secret Garden Tour offering eight locations

June 2 event a fundraiser for Sooke Philharmonic Society

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Christmas morning burglar sentenced on Vancouver Island

Justin Redmond Feusse, 20, sentenced to 240 days in jail for Dec. 25 break-and-enter

So, do you know ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’?

Ontario man searching for fellow he travelled with in Europe 50 years ago

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Mamma Mia! Here we go again at Sooke’s EMCS theatre

Production of Mamma Mi! features ABBA tunes that leave you humming

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Most Read