(Victoria, BC) – The Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Team claimed
the first-ever provincial title at the 2014 BC Wheelchair Rugby League Championships
this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
The final standings were:
Victoria – 11 points
Vancouver – 8 points
Squamish – 4 points
Kelowna KO’s – 1 point
The BC Provincial Wheelchair Rugby League is a new
initiative aimed at providing the province’s up-and-coming athletes with
competitive opportunities. Beginning and ‘active for life’ athletes have the
chance to experience meaningful competition in club team environment, while national
team athletes provide support as mentors and coaches.
“This league has been nine years in the making, but thanks
to some amazing regional volunteers and the support of the players, we’ve
finally been able to make it a reality,” said BC Wheelchair Sports Association
Program Manager Kevin Bowie. “It’s fantastic to say that we’ve finally hosted
our first-ever provincial championships!”
The BC Wheelchair Rugby League was developed by Bowie and BC
provincial coach Adam Frost. It is supported by the BC Wheelchair Sports
Association, the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association Podium Club, and the BC
Wheelchair Rugby Association.