Western Canadian U18 Sevens - February 17 & 18

February 14 2019

Rugby Alberta To Host Western Canadian 7s Championship for U18: BC Teams Listed

BC is sending a men's and women's U18 team to take part in the indoor Western 7s championship. The men's team is a TORA (Thomson Okanagan Rugby Alliance) regional team, I suppose it's the closest to the Edmonton location and with sufficient talent to be competitive. The women's side looks more diversely represented with a large Fraser Valley contingent and a few Island players added in the mix.

The women's division should be more competitive simply because the Rugby Canada Academy team are entered and one would expect them to be the class of the competition. There's no men's Rugby Canada Academy team unfortunately and that's something that needs to be addressed.

There's also word there won't be a National 7s for U18 this year at the Canada 7s in March as has been the case in the past. Many Canadian U18 players will be joining academy teams at the Tropical 7s April 19-20 in Orlando, Florida: Celtic Barbarians, Upright Rugby, Canadian Misfits some of the Canadian academy teams entered. The Vancouver Invitational will have a U18 bracket but besides BC it's not clear if any other provinces are entering teams. Alberta likely will send regional teams from Edmonton and Calgary, we're still waiting for the BCRU to post the team lists since registration is now closed.

BC Elite Youth Sevens Girls' Roster for Western 7s

Emily Meier - Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Chloe Storie Soth - No Club Affiliation (Duncan, BC)
Chloe Hill Huse - Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC)
Gracie McAllister - No Club Affiliation (Abbotsford, BC)
Vinnedge Nicolette - Comox RFC (Comox, BC)
Duchesne Nicolett - Bayside RFC (South Surrey, BC)
Alexander Robyn - Bayside RFC (South Surrey, BC)
Smith Rachel - No Club Affiliation (South Surrey, BC)
Sammi Thiessen - Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Kira Peary - Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Kira Katan - Abbotsford RFC (Mission, BC)
Caleigh Silversides - Kamloops RFC (Kamloops, BC)

Head Coach - Darcy Patterson
Assistant Coach - Ciara Malone
Medical - Randall Hunter

BC Elite Youth Sevens Boys' Roster for Western 7s

Carlin Brodin-Slavins - Penticton Secondary (Penticton, BC)
Storm Buck - Kelowna Secondary (Kelowna, BC)
Finn Hussey - Kelowna Secondary (Kelowna, BC)
Daniel Kilian - Penticton Secondary (Penticton, BC)
Charlie Kinloch - NorKam Secondary (Kamloops, BC)
Connor Laing - Kelowna Secondary (Kelowna, BC)
Daniel Jac Mathews - Kalamalka Secondary (Vernon, BC)
Colby Miletto - Kelowna Secondary (Kelowna, BC)
Simon Paul - Mt. Boucherie Secondary (West Kelowna, BC)
Adam Strautman - LV Rogers Secondary (Nelson, BC)
Lochlan Wilson - Valleyview Secondary (Kamloops, BC)
Relmu Wilson-Valdes - LV Rogers Secondary (Nelson, BC)

Head Coach - Leana Marton
Assistant Coach - Scott Stewart

from Rugby Alberta

Rugby Alberta is pleased to announce that we are hosting the inaugural 2019 Western Canadian Sevens Championship in Edmonton, Alberta on February 17 & 18, 2019.

The tournament will take place at the Foote Field Dome, at the University of Alberta.

Keep an eye out on our newsletter and social media pages for updates on Parent and Spectator information, as well as live - streaming, fixtures and all logistical information surrounding the Championship.

We welcome the following participating teams:

BC U18 Boys
BC U18 Girls

Alberta Wolf Pack U18 Boys Black
Alberta Wolf Pack U18 Boys White
Alberta Wolf Pack U18 Girls Black
Alberta Wolf Pack U18 Girls White

Saskatchewan U18 Boys
Saskatchewan U18 Girls

Manitoba U18 Boys
Manitoba U18 Girls

Rugby Canada Academy U18 Girls

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