Port Alberni Black Sheep

David Symington of the Port Alberni Black Sheep leads young rugby players in a drill during a BC Grassroots Rugby camp on July 13. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni rugby summer camps grow in popularity

Grassroots Rugby Foundation returns for a second year

 

Cody McClary of the Port Alberni Black Sheep makes a pass to teammate Ty Shannon during BC Rugby action against Cowichan on Saturday, March 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni Black Sheep pick up rugby win on home turf

Cowichan Piggies fall 43-14 at Black Sheep rugby pitch

 

A Bayside player attempts to get past the Black Sheep during snowy BC Rugby action on Feb. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A Bayside player attempts to get past the Black Sheep during snowy BC Rugby action on Feb. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Mat Kelly and Gavin Purewal of the Port Alberni Black Sheep team up to take down a UVic player during BC Rugby action in Port Alberni on Feb. 5. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

Port Alberni Black Sheep fall to UVic in spring rugby opener

Port Alberni team ‘shaking off the rust’ after Christmas break

Mat Kelly and Gavin Purewal of the Port Alberni Black Sheep team up to take down a UVic player during BC Rugby action in Port Alberni on Feb. 5. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
A player from the Nanaimo Hornets attempts to pass the ball as he is taken down by Kyle Parkar of the Port Alberni Black Sheep. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni Black Sheep pick up third win in a row

Black Sheep beat the Nanaimo Hornets 40-10 during final home game of the season

A player from the Nanaimo Hornets attempts to pass the ball as he is taken down by Kyle Parkar of the Port Alberni Black Sheep. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Sti Rokotuiwakaya of the Port Alberni Black Sheep breaks away from the pack to score a try during a game against the Comox Valley Kickers on Nov. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni Black Sheep dominate in win against Comox

Port Alberni rugby team picks up a 64-0 win

Sti Rokotuiwakaya of the Port Alberni Black Sheep breaks away from the pack to score a try during a game against the Comox Valley Kickers on Nov. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A Port Alberni Black Sheep player, left, attempts a kick while a Westshore player comes in for the block during a B.C. Rugby Union game at the Black Sheep pitch on Argyle Street, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni Black Sheep win at home over Westshore in rugby action

Returning players bring depth, experience, offence to Black Sheep

A Port Alberni Black Sheep player, left, attempts a kick while a Westshore player comes in for the block during a B.C. Rugby Union game at the Black Sheep pitch on Argyle Street, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni Black Sheep players team up to take down a Castaway Wanderer during rugby action on Oct. 23. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni Black Sheep fall to visitors in 2021 home opener

Port Alberni rugby club also hosted two high-level teams in Coastal Cup action

Port Alberni Black Sheep players team up to take down a Castaway Wanderer during rugby action on Oct. 23. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Black Sheep rugby head coach Jas Purewal prepares to put his players through their paces during practice Oct. 14, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni Black Sheep are back competing on the rugby pitch after 16-month break

UBC T-birds, Pacific Pride will play Coastal Cup game in Port Alberni Oct. 23

Port Alberni Black Sheep rugby head coach Jas Purewal prepares to put his players through their paces during practice Oct. 14, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Grassroots rugby for kids coming to Port Alberni this summer

Camps will be hosted at the Port Alberni Black Sheep Rugby Club’s pitch

BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory in Div. 1 men’s rugby action back in 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Black Sheep Rugby Club gets a hand up to help them through COVID-19

Port Alberni club receives provincial sport relief grant

Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory in Div. 1 men’s rugby action back in 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Port Alberni Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal, centre, talks to son Gavin, right, and another Black Sheep player during a home game against Cowichan Piggies on April 7, 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS WILSON, ISLANDWAVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach earns B.C. Rugby award

Jas Purewal named Jack Patterson Memorial Trophy recipient

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal, centre, talks to son Gavin, right, and another Black Sheep player during a home game against Cowichan Piggies on April 7, 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS WILSON, ISLANDWAVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory Saturday in Div. 1 men’s rugby action. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Port Alberni Black Sheep earn first win of 2019-20 rugby season

The Black Sheep are on the road to play the Comox Valley Kickers on Oct. 26.

Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory Saturday in Div. 1 men’s rugby action. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Two Black Sheep team up to take down one of the Castaway Wanderers during a game on Saturday, Sept. 21. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Two Black Sheep team up to take down one of the Castaway Wanderers during a game on Saturday, Sept. 21. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A pair of Black Sheep players team up to take down a UVic Norseman during Vancouver Island Rugby Union action on Saturday, Jan. 19. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A pair of Black Sheep players team up to take down a UVic Norseman during Vancouver Island Rugby Union action on Saturday, Jan. 19. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A Black Sheep player is taken down by two Cowichan players during rugby action on Saturday, Nov. 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Black Sheep fall to Cowichan Piggies in exhibition action

Port Alberni Rugby Club lacked organization, says head coach Jas Purewal

A Black Sheep player is taken down by two Cowichan players during rugby action on Saturday, Nov. 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Black Sheep player Owen Hawkins takes down a Bayside player during a game on Saturday, Sept. 29. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Black Sheep player Owen Hawkins takes down a Bayside player during a game on Saturday, Sept. 29. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni’s Jordan Kurucz gains possession during a game against James Bay Rugby on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni Black Sheep hang on to win season opener

Sheep face James Bay Rugby Club in first game of the season

Port Alberni’s Jordan Kurucz gains possession during a game against James Bay Rugby on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO

High-calibre rugby coming to Port Alberni

Black Sheep to host Tsunami vs. Tide in senior men’s competition

Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO