High hopes for Canada’s young sevens players after BC Place Stadium show

By Machuki Sundaa

Canadians are hoping youngsters from BC Rugby’s Elite Youth Sevens Teams (EY7s) will make the most of the opportunity to play in front of thousands of people and go on to become stars in their own right.

During last week’s Vancouver Sevens, the EY7s were competing between pool games in the U18 Champions’ Cup where the boys and girls took centre stage while impressing the crowd at the same time.

The EY7s Boys’ team put on a brilliant performance against Pairie Wolfpack winning 43 -5. While in a closely contested affair, the EY7s Girl’s team lost to the Rugby Canada Development Academy 0-14.

“What an experience for our girls to take the field during an amazing event. To be able to showcase programs like the Elite Youth Sevens in front of a sell-out crowd like this means so much for the future of women’s rugby in the province. This types of experiences are invaluable to the growth of the players and the group as a whole.” said BC Elite Youth Sevens Girls’ Coach Darcy Patterson.

“It was a fantastic atmosphere for the boys to be a part of,” said Adam Roberts, programme head of the BC Elite Youth Sevens Boys team. “Harry Jones came and spoke to the team before the game about embracing the moment.

“Based on this performance, I’m hopeful that we will soon see some of these players in Canada shirts following in the footsteps of Harry, Nathan [Hirayama] and many other BC players on the Men’s Sevens team.’

Article written by Sundaa Machuki

Main Photo Credit: BC Rugby

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