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U14 Bronze Shows Value of Rugby Development

Thompson-Okanagan PRC teams were very competitive in the Provincial Regional Championships last weekend, with the U18 Girls winning the gold and all other teams moving up in performance. However, it was the Thompson-Okanagan U14 Boys PRC team that got the pundits talking. How is it possible that an interior U14 Boys team could reach a semi-final and, although they lost 19 - 17 to the VRU North, be a legitimate contender for the gold medal game?

The answer begins in 2010 when George Curran assembled a motley crew of 20 U6 and U8 kids to take part in the first year of the Crows Mini-Rugby program. Those same players were joined by more and more players throughout the years that followed. The 2017 minis program featured more than 150 players at the U6, U8, and U10 levels.

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In Memorium: Bill Creasy

Bill Creasy was a key contributor to the revitalization of rugby in Salmon Arm.

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In Memorium: Jeremy William Jenner

Jeremy William Jenner was born June 25th, 1980. He played soccer, baseball, football, and was a good hockey player when he was a young boy. He played for teams in Port Moody from ages 8 to 18. He mostly played at the house level. He used to tell his dad, Don Jenner, "Dad, I enjoy the game more playing at the house level rather than dealing with the pressure of rep level."

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In Memoriam: Giriard Ritchie Kirby

Giriard (Jurd…Giriard being too much of a mouthful for his siblings) was always a great sports and outdoors enthusiast. The outdoors was his love, sports his vocation, promoting both at high school as PE and Biology teacher at Lake Cowichan High School.

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