Ontario Blues Senior Women Announce CRC 2018 Roster

July 10, 2018

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Ontario Blues Senior Women Announce CRC 2018 Roster

The Ontario Blues Senior Women’s team has officially announced their travelling roster for the Canadian Rugby Championship next week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Blues will look to defend their 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship starting Tuesday July 16. They open the competition with a battle against their eastern rivals, Team Quebec at 6pm ET.

The strong Ontario side includes 13 returning players from last year’s Championship team and is bolstered by four athletes who suited up for Rugby Canada at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

There will be a stream of all Ontario Blues’ tournament matches. Rugby Canada has yet to provide a video link, but stay tuned to www.rugby.ca and www.canadianrugbychampionship.com for updates.

Also follow Rugby on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rugbyontario for tournament updates during the week.

ONTARIO BLUES SENIOR WOMEN’S SCHEDULE – CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Game 1 – Blues vs. Quebec – July 17 at 6:00pm ET
Game 2 – Blues vs. Prairie Wolfpack – July 19 at 3:00pm ET
Game 3 – Blues vs. BC Bears – July 21 at 8:00pm ET
Game 4 – Blues vs. NS Keltics – July 22 at 6:00pm ET

ONTARIO BLUES SENIOR WOMEN’S ROSTER – CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Emily Barber, Aurora Barbarians*

Dria Bennet, Ottawa Irish

Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, Aurora Barbarians

Kelsey Gsell, Toronto Saracens

Veronica Harrigan, London St. George’s*

Colleen Irowa, Toronto Saracens*

Lori Josephson , Aurora Barbarians~

Melanie Judges, Ottawa Irish*

Brittany Kassil, Guelph Redcoats~

Daria Keane, Guelph Redcoats*

Lauren McEwen, Kingston Panthers*

Cindy Nelles, Belleville Bulldogs~

Megan Pakulis, Toronto Saracens*

Irene Patrinos, Toronto Saracens*

Emily Ricketts, Crusaders*

Laura Russell, Toronto Nomads~

Julia Schell, Guelph Redcoats*

Kylie Shaughnessy, Guelph Redcoats

Katie Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins

Sara Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins/Toronto Saracens*

Tia Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins

Lauren Walkden, Crusaders*

Saffara Whiteley-Hoffelner, Aurora Barbarians*

* Returning Player

^ 2017 Under-20 Player

~ Rugby Canada 2017 World Cup Player

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sonia Sennik

High Performance Coach: Stu McReynolds

Next-Gen Coach: Jennifer Russell

Manager: Val Swift

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES

The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.


ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO

Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.

To learn more, visit http://www.rugbyontario.com/


WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Kevin Baxter

Communications Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006

kbaxter@rugbyontario.com


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