Prince Rupert and Houston face off in snowy scrum at the Houston Secondary high school field.

Prince Rupert and Houston face off in snowy scrum at the Houston Secondary high school field.

Houston secondary snowy rugby girls

Come sun or snow, rugby season has officially started and last weekend on Oct. 14

Come sun or snow, rugby season has officially started and last weekend on Oct. 14, Houston Secondary School held a regional rugby zones tournament.

Teams from Vanderhoof, Smithers, and Prince Rupert were suppose to travel down to participate, but due to the weather,Prince Rupert was the only team to make it.

It was a spirited game, despite the amount of snow on the field. Both teams played vehemently.

Girls rugby began at Houston Secondary School in 2007, with a break in between due to a lack of interest, until 2009 when the girls finally had an official team of their own. And since then it has progressed well.

“We have eight grade eights lined up this year for the junior team,” said coach Rob Mark.

“This season is going great. We have a full line up of new grade eights who are willing to learn and put themselves out there.It’s great to see the sport carry on. Our senior team has been very successful. We have played in both Prince Rupert and PrinceGeorge and all results have been very positive. I think this season we have grown and every single girl out there has gotten better,” commented Denae Grange, captain of the Houston Secondary School girls rugby team.

“Being captain has been great. I love it. Getting to help guide your teammates and help them grow means a lot.” said Grange.

Results of the tournament were 10 – 0 for Houston against Prince Rupert in the junior game. And 5 – 0 for Houston in the senior game.

 

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