The Originals, the old boys side of the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club, is preparing to kick-off the spring season with a full slate of games starting Sunday, Feb. 17 at home.
Old boys' rugby is full-on rugby played in the true spirit of the game with the respect due to players in the latter half of their career. Unlimited substitutions and a game divided into four quarters, providing additional breaks, makes the games appropriate for players regardless of age or skills.
The Originals draw on players from Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack and are always looking for additional players to come back to the game or even discover rugby for the first time.
"We have had a number of guys come out and give rugby a go for the first time at 40+ with great success", said David Hull. "It has been a great opportunity for former players to dig their boots out of the back of the closet and get back on the field, in addition to guys new to Abbotsford with a rugby history looking to play."
The Originals practise on Thursdays starting at 6: 30 p.m. at DeLair Park with a social component following. Games are played on Sundays with a 1 p.m. kick off.
The schedule is posted on the ARFC website at www. abbotsfordrugby.com.
If you are 37 or older and are looking to continue or re-start your rugby career contact Hull at email@example.com, 604-3027212 or come out to practice Thursday evenings.