History

It is important to know where a club began and came from through the years, now passing its 50th anniversary in 2018.  It allows for further generations to appreciate the historical significance of the identity they wear proudly into a game. Velox RFC was created/established back in 1968, playing its first season in VIRU 1969.  The club has transformed a few times since then and over the years:  with the merging of Velox and UVIC Valhallians into 1 club/team in mid-1987, and relocating in 2015 to the Westshore.  Each of these milestones was under a new name, crest and colours.  These events are available to read below from first-hand accounts as they occurred from prominent leaders of the time.  The club now known as Westshore Velox RFC has continued to thrive and prosper due to the many leaders as players, managers, directors, volunteers and fans/supporters for over 50+ years.  This section is dedicated to capturing some of that history.

 

How Velox RFC Began in 1968-by past President Jim Hume 101

Velox/Valhallians Merge-past President Barry Wheelhouse-102

Westshore Velox relocation-past President Mike Holmes-103

Past President

Past Men's Captain

Womens past Captains

Past team crests

Totem Pole history

Velox 1st season-by Stephen Hume

Lifetime members