by Scott Lewis
Photos by Jeff BellThe Vancouver Riptide’s final game of the 2017 AUDL season, against the San Francisco FlameThrowers, encapsulated the way the entire season in one game.First off, they lost, for the 13th time in 14 games this year.Of course there are various reasons for each of those losses, but ... More
by Kaiz Bhatia
Photos by Jeff Bell and Robert EngelbrechtDespite having displayed some of their best offense of the season, in the end fatigue caused the Vancouver Riptide to fall to the San Diego Growlers in the two teams' third AUDL matchup in less than a month.
Last Saturday, Surrey, an hour south of Vancouver, ... More
By Scott LewisLast summer was a season of changes for the Vancouver Riptide. The AUDL team had new management, new coaches, and an influx of seasoned veterans. The results showed both off the field, with increased attendance and a better fan experience, and on, with an improved record and more competitive games. If so many ... More
By Scott LewisIt's likely that one or two of the Riptide players would prefer to be preparing for this Saturday’s AUDL game against the unbeaten San Francisco FlameThrowers by snoozing on their couches rather than riding the ferry to Vancouver Island, but I am sure once they hit the field and hear the crowd in the ... More
By Scott LewisThe Vancouver Riptide are taking Ultimate back to its provincial roots when they play their AUDL home game against the San Francisco FlameThrowers at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Saturday, May 14th, at 3 p.m.There’s a certain poetry to this Riptide home game being held across Georgia Strait from ... More
By Scott LewisThe Vancouver Riptide will be making important contributions to not just the Canadian teams competing on the field at the upcoming WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London, but also behind the scenes in the running of the tournament.The American teams in AUDL get off easy; there are 21 of them ... More
By Scott LewisThis is going to be an interesting season for the Vancouver Riptide of AUDL..After finishing last in the Western Division last year with a record of four wins and ten losses, the team underwent an off-season rebuild, both off the field and on. Part of that renewal involved bringing in veterans like Brendan ... More
Photos copyright Jeff Bell
Story by Paul WangThe Vancouver Riptide held their first annual combine on the evening of February 13th, 2016. Over 50 prospects from as far away as Victoria and Cowichan Bay gathered at Point Grey Secondary with hopes of earning their blue and green jerseys.The positivity of the ... More
To be a strong sports franchise, a team needs to have a pipeline of young talent coming up the ranks, and it needs to ensure these young players develop to the fullest of their potential.
The Vancouver Riptide are following this model by establishing the Vancouver Riptide Athlete Development Programme. The objective ... More