Islanders

The Alameda Rugby Islanders are ready to kick off its 2014 season on Feb. 8. The 2014 season will be the 11th year of the rugby club, which began in 2003.

The team and head coach Austin Britts have spent the entire month of January training for the upcoming season. The club held mini camps for the men’s under-19 squad on Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5 at the soccer field near Alameda Point.

On Jan 12, the rugby club celebrated Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s decision to allow them to hold future practices at Tillman Park on Bay Farm Island.