Women's U23 Western Championship 2022

July 27 2022

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BC Announces Team for the Women's U23 Western Championship Series July 29 & 31

from BC Rugby

BC Rugby is pleased to announce the BC Bears U23 Women’s travelling roster that will face the Alberta Wolfpack in an exciting double-header at the upcoming 2022 Western Canada Championships in Kelowna.

The BC Bears U23 Women’s team, led by Head Coach Dean Murten and Assistant Coach Brittany Waters, will face Alberta’s provincial representative side in a two-match Series over the upcoming long weekend. This marks the first BC Bears U23 Women’s action since the global pandemic.

The opening match will take place at Parkinson Recreation Park on Friday, July 29 at 7:00pm PT, with the second match at the Apple Bowl Stadium on Sunday, July 31 at 11:00am PT.

BC Bears U23 Women’s Roster vs. Alberta Wolfpack

1 Tess Woldring – Burnaby
2 Gillian Boag – Vancouver
3 Zoe Williams – Victoria
4 Chloe Hill-Huse – Victoria
5 Marina Skakun – Brentwood Bay
6 Regan Casey – Ottawa, ON
7 Jordan McLeod – Brandon, MB
8 Rachel Smith – Surrey
9 Alayna Scramstad – Vancouver
10 Delaney Woods – Vancouver
11 Shalaya Valenzuela – Abbotsford
12 Sierra Gillis – Victoria
13 Madi Gold – Merville
14 Macy Wiebe – Duncan
15 Ella O’Regan – Victoria
16 Kaitlyn Jinda – Campbell River
17 Soleil Brooks – Campbell River
18 Katie Elsner – Victoria
19 Lucy Beauchemin – Victoria
20 Skye Koyote – Duncan
21 Kally King – Kamloops
22 Cindy Sha – Vancouver
23 Jessica Nonay – Vancouver
24 Maxine O’Leary – Duncan
25 Quinn Murphy – Victoria
26 Victoria Van Niekerk – Duncan

The team selection was made following successful BC Bears U23 Women ID & Development Sessions on both the Mainland and Vancouver Island, as well as the Squad’s Development Camp at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre in Vancouver in July. Across four days, players from across BC took part in an array of drills, skill development challenges, and team-building exercises to help Coaching staff identify BC’s top athletes.

“It’s great to see Westerns back in the competition schedule again. We have a good group of young athletes that are looking forward to playing some fast Rugby. We know Alberta will be physical, so for us to play the way we want we must dominate the contact area. This will be a huge challenge against a much older, more experienced team. It’s a challenge we’re looking forward to.” BC Bears U23 Women Head Coach Dean Murten

The purpose of the Western Canada Championships is to foster the growth of competitive Rugby and provide an important pathway step through best-on-best Age-Grade competition to develop athletes towards National Team honours.

The Championships aim is to provide an appropriate development stage of competition to motivate, challenge and inspire young players, as well as Coaches and Officials.

Scores and results will be available on the BC Rugby website throughout the weekend.

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