Age-Grade Provincial Champions were crowned in BC Rugby’s U16 Boys and Girls Divisions on Sunday following a thrilling day of action at Windsor Park.
Originally due to take place at Cowichan Rugby Club in Duncan, the 2022 BC Rugby Age-Grade Club Crossover Finals event – where Island champions face their respective Mainland champions for provincial honours – was cancelled due to inclement weather across BC.
Amid significantly improved conditions and glorious sunshine in Victoria, Castaway Wanderers graciously hosted the U16 Girls and Boys Finals and the U14 Island Boys Regional Final in front of a partisan home crowd.
Langley RFC was crowned 2022 U16 Girls Champions following a thrilling 32-22 victory over Castaway Wanderers, while Bayside RFC won gold in the U16 Boys Division thanks to a 38-21 win against Castaway.
There was early cheer for the vocal home crowd, though, as Castaway Wanderers kicked off the afternoon with victory in the U14 Boys Island Regional Final thanks to a 60-25 triumph over a spirited Comox Valley Rapids Rugby team.
Canada’s Rugby World Cup captain Sophie de Goede was on hand to present medals to all Sunday’s winners and runners-up, in what proved to be a bumper afternoon of Rugby.
The U18 Girls Final (Cowichan RFC vs. Abbotsford) will take place at Cowichan Rugby Club on December 11, while the U18 Boys Final (Salish Sea Warriors vs. UBCOB Ravens) will be rescheduled for a later date.
Below is a round up of all three championships matches that took place in Victoria: