After 20 minutes of regulation time, the AME Timberwolves and the Helen Gorman Cougars were tied 1 - 1 in a highly competitive elementary touch rugby final. The winners would take home the Ken Boe Cup, emblematic of elementary touch rugby supremacy in the Central Okanagan. After 22 minutes of overtime, Jacob Boyd got loose around the outside to score the try that earned his AME team the Ken Boe Cup.
The final was the last game of the Elementary Touch Jamboree, where 12 local schools competed for four different awards. Schools in attendance were Quigley, Bankhead, Helen Gorman, Rose Valley, George Pringle, Anne McClymont, Chief Tomat, Glenmore, Glenrosa, Hudson Road, Chute Lake, and Aberdeen Hall.
333 boys and girls from 16 schools enjoyed a full season of touch rugby. The jamboree was the wrap-up to a very successful season. Four schools were unable to attend the jamboree due to school conflicts: Shannon Lake, Belgo, Pearson Road, and South Rutland.
The jamboree featured three 4-team round robin pools, played in the morning at Parkinson Rec Center. This seeded every team into one of the four final round robin tournaments. The results?
Tier 1 Champions: Ken Boe Cup - Anne McClymont Elementary
Tier 2 Champions: Worrall Cup – Glenmore Elementary
Tier 3 Champions: Curran Bowl - Chute Lake Elementary
Tier 4 Champions: Touch Sevens Bowl - Bankhead Elementary
Touch rugby is a fast-growing sport in the Central Okanagan. More than 850 youth and adult players will enjoy Mini-Rugby, Community Touch Sevens, Elementary Touch Rugby, or Adult Summer Touch programs in 2018.
The Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts would like to thank Derek Worrall who coordinated the elementary league in 2018. His tireless effort and amazing organizational skills made the league and jamboree experience a great success. Thanks also to the coaches in every participating school who make this fun, fast, fitness-oriented sport available to students in their schools.