The Comox Valley Kickers remains one of the oldest rugby clubs in British Columbia. John Baird, representing the Comox Valley Kickers, attended the inaugural meeting of the British Columbia Rugby Union when it formed in New Westminster on 4th October 1889.The Comox Valley Kickers likely began in early 1889 made up primarily of British miners working in the nearby Cumberland coal mines. Coalminers in Nanaimo, sixty miles down the coast, created the Nanaimo Rovers club — which became the Hornets Rugby Football Club, in 1888 — and on March 29, 1889 it received, and accepted, a challenge from the Comox Valley Kickers to play a game.
We are always welcoming new members (experienced or new to the game) on the men’s, women’s, juniors and minis side. Rugby fans and supporters are also always needed!
BC Rugby gratefully acknowledges that its offices reside on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.