Story by Natalie Nguyen

COMOX, B.C. – The Comox Valley Kickers’ season is over.

The Kickers fell 39-12 to the Nanaimo Hornets in BCRU Division 1 women’s rugby action Saturday in Nanaimo.

The game started with great intensity with a lot of back and forth action and strong defence on both sides of the field.

In the first half, the Kickers had strong scrums, were quick to the rucks and ran the ball well.  

But in the second half, two key injuries in the Kickers forward back changed the flow of the game.

Momentum swung in favour of the Hornets, who scored several unanswered tries to put the game away.

Kickers points were scored by outside centre Daris Tendler and fullback Tanya Timmons, with Paula Simpson adding a successful conversion.

“It was a very tough, physical game. Both teams came to play. We started out well but at the end just couldn’t find an answer to Nanaimo’s attack,” Kickers captain Natalie Nguyen said.

“The game didn’t go our way this time around but all in all, we had a phenomenal season. I am proud of the hard work and effort that all the ladies put into practices and at the games. The camaraderie between the players on and off the pitch make it all worth it. I am excited for what the next season brings.”

Join the Kickers for their Burger & Beer fundraiser on Thursday, May 2nd at the Cumberland Hotel.

The event starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Kickers play touch rugby during the summer. Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. 

For more information on touch rugby, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or email cvkickers@gmail.com.