SPORTS IN BRIEF: Victoria athletes medal at national youth track championships; AFC announce Nov. 12 as next date; Spots open for Sunday’s Victoria Athletics golf tourney; CW rugby add girls team to upcoming season

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Victoria athletes medal at national youth track championships; AFC announce Nov. 12 as next date; Spots open for Sunday's Victoria Athletics golf tourney; CW rugby add girls team to upcoming season

Katelyn Hayward and Brendan Restall hold the B.C. flag at the medal ceremonies of the Legion Youth Track and Field Nationals in Ottawa. Hayward (Mount Douglas secondary) won gold and set a new Canadian record in the 2

AFC announce Nov. 12 for event No. 7

The Island’s only professional mixed martial arts organization, the Armageddon Fighting Championship announced the date of its seventh event.

Fighters for AFC No. 7 are yet to be determined but the AFC has announced Nov. 12 at Bear Mountain Arena as the date.

The AFC wowed fans on June 18 with UFC fighter Jon Salter and soon-to-be UFC fighter Robert Drysdale each winning their respective matches.

Spots open for Victoria Athletics golf tourney

The Victoria Athletic Association is hosting a shotgun golf tournament fundraiser at Ardmore Golf Course, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Victoria Athletics is an independent senior sports organization supporting amateur teams in local leagues including roller hockey, soccer, fastball and cricket, among others.

“Funding has slowly dwindled in all areas of amateur sports … we have increased our fundraising efforts to include more events,” said association director Colleen Kelly.

Some last minute spots are available. To register contact Del Christensen at 778-433-2099 or by email at cleats21@shaw.ca.

Oak Bay club adds girls to junior rugby season

This Sunday at Windsor Park the Castaway-Wanderers rugby club is hosting a gala day of youth registration.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Pavilion.

Castaway-Wanderers’ mini rugby enters its tenth season for players aged seven to 12, grouped as under-nine, under-11 and under-13. Girls rugby is new to CW, for girls aged 13 to 16.

Experienced women have been recruited to coach the new team.

Fees include insurance, jersey, socks, shorts, mouthguard, water bottle and boot bag.

Registration for U19, U17 and U15 players opens at 10:30 a.m.

Touch rugby will take place throughout the morning and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. with hot dogs and juice

Programs commence Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information contact Ian MacLean, 250-721-1527.

Canada to face Aussie Barbarians in warm-up

The Canadian national rugby team is set to face the Australian Barbarians today (Aug. 26) in preparatrion for the Rugby World Cup beginning Sept. 9 in New Zealand. The Barbarian side includes some of the players on Australia’s RWC squad.

The game takes place Friday at 7:30 p.m., Australian EST, which is 2:30 a.m. local time today. Nearly all of Canada’s starting 15 have played on local clubs including six Castaway-Wanderers, three UVic Vikes and two James Bay Athletic Association players.

Street soccer Canada get first win over Korea

Victoria’s Richard Clemens and Team Canada struggled in their first two games at the Homeless World Cup in Paris this week but defeated Korea in game 3 and tied India in game 4 of the round robin on Tuesday (Aug. 23).

Seventy countries in total are competing through to Aug. 28.

 

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