We've all had a bit of a break since the last games, but now we need to start focusing on our restart in January. We have some tough games ahead, and we can't afford to get soft over the holidays!
There will be touch rugby on Thursday evening, 6:30 on, for anyone that wants to join in (men, women, juniors, old boys). Next week, Tuesday and Thursday, there will be mandatory fitness sessions for all A's and B's - show up at the club for a 6pm start, and bring both indoor and outdoor gear.
Schedule for the New Year
The BCRU has released a draft of the Premier and first division schedules for the second half. Our first four games are:
January 29th: at home against CW
Feb 5th: away at JBAA
Feb 12: at home against Capilano
Feb 19th: at home against Meralomas
The BCRU website doesn't have this up yet, but you can find the full schedule at www.bcrugbynews.com . Remember that the first division squad travels with the Premiers now, so all of these games are double headers for the A's and B's.
I Want That Hoodie
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that BCRugbyNews was having a contest: which ever club had the most advance registrations would win a hoodie with their logo on it. That seemed to push a few of you to register, as it put us in the lead. However, Capilano got a few more registrations in and now lead with 37 (to our 34). And today is the last day to register!
We can't let those buggers on the mainland beat us - go to www.bcrugbynews.com now and register! I want that hoodie! (not necessarily for myself, of course) The deadline is midnight tonight.
The day of our season opener, January 29th, Velox is putting on a huge bash: the 6 Months Until Summer party. It will feature the house band from Darcy's Pub, Western Funk Rodeo. If you've been there, you know how good this band is, and how huge it is for us to get them. There will be a $7 cover, but it's guaranteed to be the party of the year.
Earlier this year we moved our website from www.islandnet.com/~velox to veloxrugby.com . Up until now, if you have used the old link you were redirected, but our account at the old site is now being terminated. Make sure to update your bookmarks....
Parker Christmas Open House
Rod and Marian are having their annual event this Friday, and want to make sure that all of their friends at Velox know how to get to their new home:
305 Matterhorn Dr. (right across from the Red Barn Market on West Saanich Road, 2nd driveway on the left)
It starts at 8pm, and they are offering to let people crash there if too drunk to drive (bring a sleeping bag).