2018 Ontario Summer Games Recap
(LONDON, ON) - Western University was the scene for an outstanding weekend of rugby sevens as part of the Ontario Summer Games. This past weekend, junior sevens players from across our four branches - Eastern Ontario Rugby Union (EORU), Niagara Rugby Union (NRU), Toronto Rugby Union (TRU) and Southwestern Ontario Rugby Union (SWORU) - participated in a two-day competition as part of the Ontario Summer Games in London, Ontario.
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Each branch had two teams playing in both the U17 Girl's and Boy's divisions at the Ontario Summer Games. After the dust settled from pool play and semi final action, NRU 1 and TRU 1 met in the Girl's finals, while EORU 1 and TRU 1 met in the Boy's finals. Both finals matches were a true testament to the sevens talent in the province, putting some of the province's best talents on display at Western University's Alumni Field.
In the Girl's final, NRU 1 came out on top to claim gold by a score of 27-17. TRU 1 claimed the silver medal, while EORU 1 defeated TRU 2 24-0 to claim bronze.
In the Boy's final, EORU 1 came out on top to claim gold by a score of 29-7. TRU 1 claimed the silver medal, while NRU 1 just narrowly defeated SWORU 1 19-17 to claim bronze.
Congratulations to all athletes on a great tournament.
ABOUT THE ONTARIO SUMMER GAMES
The London 2018 Ontario Summer Games is supported by the Ontario Government, through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers or supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Summer and Winter Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games, the Ontario Parasport Games, the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and the 2017 Invictus Games.
Supporting Ontario sporting events is part of Game ON - The Ontario Government's Sport Plan, which is encouraging as many people as possible to play organized sports, helping Ontario's high-performance athletes pursue excellence and promoting increased tourism and economic development.
The Ontario Games Program started in 1970 in Etobicoke as a showcase for amateur sport. They have now become Ontario’s largest multi-sport event, including both team and individual sports.
Provincial level athletes from ages 12 to 18 qualify through a regional selection process conducted by the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs). The Games take place every two years and are awarded through a bidding process. They are supported by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in collaboration with host communities.
For many young athletes, the Ontario Summer Games is the highpoint of their sporting career, while for others the Games are a stepping stone for the Pan Am Games or even the Olympics.
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/
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