Spring brings the start of high school rugby season

Langford plays host to Canada’s top University 7s rugby talent

With spring just around the corner, so is the high school rugby season. With the public schools in the middle of spring break, just one game is on the calendar next week, when Glenlyon Norfolk School visits home team Saint Michaels University School, Wednesday, March 11 at 3:45 p.m. More games will take place in late March when the schools return from the break.

Also on the rugby pitch, March 6 to 8 will see the best University 7s rugby talent from Canada come to Langford’s Westhills Stadium for the National University 7s Rugby Championship.

The University of Victoria men kick off play against the University of Calgary today (Friday, March 6) at 9 a.m. Additional preliminary Vikes games are scheduled for 11:34 a.m. and 2:08 p.m. March 6.

On the women’s side, UVic has two teams participating, with the yellow team kicking things off at 10:06 a.m. March 6 versus York. Victoria Blue opens against Calgary at 10:50 a.m.

Crossover play continues on Saturday with the Cup Final set for 6 p.m. and the Plate Final slated for 3:18 p.m. Tickets for all games will be available at the stadium. For more information and the full schedule, visit www.canadianuniversity7s.com/.

Also on the Vikes calendar this weekend is the 41st Elk Lake Spring Regatta for the Men’s and Women’s Rowing, Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, and with this weekend’s predicted weather, it will be the perfect opportunity to cheer on the local rowers. For more details, visit govikesgo.com/regattainfo

Victoria Junior Field Hockey returns to the pitch with a “Try field hockey for free” camp this Sunday, March 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the UVic turf. A great way for young athletes from ages four to 18 to try out the sport for no cost, upon arrival, they’ll be treated to free gear for the session, plus experienced coaching and plenty of fun.

Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association opens play March 7 with the Renegades and Ravens at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Lynx 2 and Sailors at 11 a.m. and the Cardinals and Blue Jays at 2 p.m. Rounding out the day will be the hellish match-up of the Devils and Demons at 3:30 p.m., before Lynx 3 and Pirates end the day off at 5 p.m. All games will be played at the UVic turf.

Registration for Carnarvon Baseball and Softball is still open for those looking to sign up for the 2015 Spring season. Players from the age three to 18 are welcome. For registration information visit www.carnarvonbaseball.com/

Grade 12 student Devon Gall is an avid sports fan, athlete and former Carnarvon baseball player. Send your sports events news to jocktalk@telus.net.

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