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Boxing Day bout for Elk Valley Bulls

Ronan Mac Con makes a run with the ball during the Eggnog Cup.  - Sara Moulton
Ronan Mac Con makes a run with the ball during the Eggnog Cup.
— image credit: Sara Moulton

By Sara Moulton

Free Press Staff

The Elk Valley Rugby Football Club started a new tradition on Boxing Day with the introduction of their inaugural “Eggnog Cup” match in Fernie.

Initially intended to be a touch game, the five-a-side bout quickly escalated into ‘snowball-touch’ before becoming full contact with plenty of tackles in the snow. A generous helping of supercharged eggnog powered the men through the chilly conditions at the fields next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

The game highlighted the enthusiasm of the club, which was formed in February 2013 by Dan Parker and Pete Dudman. The team went from fledglings to provincial champions in just six months when they won the Saratoga Cup last September.

Training for next season will begin in February 2014 and new recruits are encouraged to get in contact via the Elk Valley R.F.C. Facebook page.

 

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