NANAIMO, B.C. – The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Rugby Club hit the road this weekend, and came home as winners. The squad went up against the Nanaimo Hornets.

Daris Tendler, Natalie Nguyen, Karli MacFarlane, Kristianna Bouwers and Tanya Timmons all scored tries
with Paula Simpson making six out of nine conversions for a 57 -31 win.

“We were slow to start and had some gaps in our defence that allowed points to be scored against us,
but we were quick to answer back. Once we got into our rhythm, everything started to flow,” said team captain Natalie Nguyen.

Hooker Taya Gagnon crashes the ball. Photo by Shelby Turnbull.

“Our ball handling was crisp, our scrums were strong, and we were quick to the rucks. This game was one of the more physical and hard hitting. There was a lot of back and forth action, but we maintained our
momentum to finish the game.”

The Kickers next game is on Saturday, October 13th against Westshore RFC at Cumberland Village Park. Game time is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Both teams are currently undefeated.

Player recruitment is ongoing. Practices are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park.

More details about the club can be found at

Outside Centre, Daris Tendler evades a tackler to score one of her four tries. Photo by Shelby Turnbull.

Scrumhalf Tyra Schaad prepares to fend off a defender. Photo by Shelby Turnbull.