The 2021 Age-Grade Club Finals Island championships were decided on a day that saw four seasons of weather at Cowichan Rugby Club.
Rugby Canada stars Jake Thiel and Brennig Prevost were on hand to present the awards in the sun, rain, wind and snow as five Gold Medal matches headlined a tight schedule.
Two third-place matches kicked off the day’s action just outside of Duncan, BC. In the U14 Girls third-place match, Rapids Rugby ran out 77-14 winners against hosts Cowichan before Westshore RFC defeated Cowichan 45-22 to clinch third place in the U16 Girls league.
However, Cowichan claimed the first medal of the day as they enjoyed a 63-24 victory over Rapids in the U13 Boys Gold Medal match.
Castaway Wanderers were crowned U16 Girls Island champions with a 51-5 victory over Rapids.
James Bay AA lifted the U14 Girls championship with a 37-14 win over Westshore RFC, before the James Bay AA defeated Castaway Wanderers 36-17 for the U17 Boys Championship.
In the final match of the day, Castaway Wanderers claimed their second trophy of the afternoon with a 31-25 victory against Rapids in a tense U19 Girls Gold Medal match, refereed by Julianne Zussman!