JOCK TALK: Football Rebels rockin’ this weekend

Colin Gall lays out the list of sports events around the West Shore and beyond this week

Football fans celebrate this weekend as the Westshore Rebels kick off their season this Sunday (July 24) when they host the Langley Rams at 4 p.m. at Westhills Stadium. The Vancouver Island Raiders visit next, on Saturday, July 30 for a 7 p.m. game at Westhills.

In baseball action, the Victoria Harbourcats finish their home series with the Bellingham Bells on Friday night (July 22) at 6:35 p.m., before heading out on the road to face the Corvallis Knights July 23 to 25. Next up are the Walla Walla Sweets, visiting Victoria for a three-game series. Games next Tuesday and Wednesday get underway at 6:35 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park, while Thursday, July 28’s contest starts at 1:05 p.m.

From the diamond to the pitch, the Metchosin men’s cricket team welcomes the UVic team for a noon start Saturday (July 23). Head to the Metchosin sports field, behind the Metchosin municipal hall, to catch the action.

Looking to extend their three-game win streak, the Victoria Shamrocks start their lacrosse week with two away games in Burnaby and Langley, returning home Friday, July 29 to host the Burnaby Lakers at 7:45 p.m. at The Q Centre.

With a quick two-game series win against Delta, the intermediate A Victoria Shamrocks compete in the provincials in Langley from July 29 to Aug. 4. Visit for more information.

Turning to hockey, the Victoria Grizzlies host a summer training camp for elite players age 11 to 20 from July 25 to 29. For registration and information visit Season tickets are also on sale for the Grizzlies’ season.

And at Highland Pacific Golf Club, Take A Kid to the Course Week becomes Take A Kid to the Course Month through July. Kids aged 16-under play free after 1 p.m. each day, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary School. Send your coming sports events to


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