From the Editor's Desk - October 2019

October 31 2019

Jamie Cudmore - Head Coach Pacific Pride

Jamie Cudmore & Pacific Pride Fund Video; BC Sending Women's U18 Team to World School 7s in NZ; Rugby Canada Hiring Training & Education Manager

Pacific Pride Development Academy Fund

The Canadian Rugby Foundation Fund for the Pacific Pride Development Academy added a video to their Donation page. The video is below and features Head Coach Jamie Cudmore. The Canadian Rugby Foundation page with more details on the program and fund is here.

BC Women's U18 to World School 7s

The BCRU announced that they're sending a team to the World School Sevens in Auckland, "BC Rugby is delighted to announce that they are sending a Girls’ Sevens team, the BC Elite 7s, to the World School Sevens in Auckland, New Zealand. The tournament will take place on December 13-14 this year and feature 32 U18 boys and girls teams from over 10 different countries."

The tournament organizers have it listed as a Canada team so it was surprising to learn it is being packaged, possibly funded, by the BC Elite 7s program. The team is a mix of Rugby Canada Development Academy players and BC players. The head coach is BCRU Development Manager, Darcy Patterson.

We've seen a number of the players in matches and there's some top talent on the squad. Fancy Bermuda-Chavez and Amelia Gordon were on the Thunder U18 team that won the Langford 7s in September. Kara Peary impressed in last year's BC High School XVs tournament and is now part of the RC Development Academy. Summer Blackmore also impressed in last years BC High School XVs tournament. Delaney Woods was a standout in the BC High School 7s tournament, and is the daughter of well-known former Canada player, Tom Woods.

We wish the team all the best. Last year Canada sent a men's U18 team to the tournament, and they're doing the same again this year. The roster for that squad hasn't been announced yet.

Fancy Bermudez-Chavez – Rugby Canada Development Academy (Edmonton, AB)
Summer Blackmore – Mt. Baker Secondary School (Cranbrook, BC)
Olivia DeCouvreur – Rugby Canada Development Academy (Ottawa, ON)
Emily Findlay – Rugby Canada Development Academy (Regina, Sask)
Sierra Gillis – Rugby Canada Development Academy (Langford, BC)
Amelia Gordon – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Madison Makara – Abbotsford RFC (Abbostford, BC)
Kira Peary – Abbostford RFC, Rugby Canada Development Academy (Abbostford, BC)
Lucie Romeo – Abbotsford RFC (Abbostford, BC)
Halle Smith – Kamloops Raiders (Kamloops, BC)
Chloe Storie-Soth – Shawnigan Lake School (Duncan, BC)
Delaney Woods – JBAA (Victoria, BC)

Head Coach – Darcy Patterson
Medical – Randi Hunter

BCRU Article

Rugby Canada Hiring

Rugby Canada have a position open for a Training & Education Manager. The position is funded by World Rugby.

The purpose of the role is to "Create, implement, monitor and review a national training and education strategy for coaches and medical personnel, ensuring that there is a sufficient supply of qualified, active and effective rugby resources available to the rugby community"

Responsibilities include, "Lead the creation, implementation, monitoring and review of a national coaching strategy."

The closing date is November 25th and Paul Hunter, Director of Development, is the contact person,

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