Jr.Blues Program Ready For Vancouver Sevens Invitational

March 05, 2020

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Jr.Blues Program Ready For Vancouver Sevens Invitational

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

March 5th, 2020

(VANCOUVER, BC)- The Ontario Jr. Blues 7s Program will field three teams at the Vancouver Sevens Invitational, taking place from March 5th - March 6th. The Jr. Blues will send a U18 Boys and a U18 Girls team, as well as a U16 Girls squad. The event features teams from Alberta, British Columbia and the United States. 

“We are always excited to head to BC to play the best competition in Canada” said Khalil Ajram, Rugby Ontario’s Sevens Program Lead. “We are excited to bring in the next wave of RO7s players with 13 players set to tour for the first time with our program and represent Ontario. It will also mark the last stop for many of our graduating U18s who have been in the RO7s program for the past three years”

All three teams will play three round robin matches on Thursday. On Friday morning, the U18 Boys will play their final pool game. All three division will play their medal round matches on Friday afternoon. 

The rosters for all three teams and the pool play schedule for each side can be found below. Matches that are played on fields 1 & 2 will be streamed. To watch the Vancouver Sevens Invitational, click here. For a full event schedule, click here.

Stay tuned to the Rugby Ontario Social Media channels for score and schedule updates.


U16 Girls


Day 1 Schedule: Thursday March 5th

Game 1* vs. BC Black - 12:20 pm ET

Game 2* vs. BC Blue - 2: 40 pm ET

Game 3 vs Calgary Irish RC - 5:20 pm ET

*available on stream

Roster

Paige Bean (Ottawa Ospreys)

Rachel Cullum (Bytown Blues)

Madison Donnelly (Lindsay RFC)

Grace Jacklyn (Brantford Harlequins)

Angelina McCuaig (Toronto Dragons)

Guinevere O’Hara (Toronto Amazons)

Vanessa Skypas (North Halton Highlanders)

Olivia Taylor (Ajax Wanderers)

Kyla Twinem (Norfolk Harvesters)

Ally Ulett (Owen Sound Rugby Club)

Rowan Whillams (Oshawa Vikings)

Sierra Wood (Belleville Bulldogs)


U18 Girls


Day 1 Schedule: Thursday March 5th

Game 1 v. Rugby Canada Academy - 12:20 pm ET

Game 2* v. Washington Loggers - 3:20 pm ET

Game 3* v. BC Blue - 5:20 pm ET

*available on stream

Roster

Emily Clark (Mississauga Blues)

Chole Daniels (Aurora Barbarians)

Kennedy Feasby (Oshawa Vikings)

Julia Gregory (London St. Georges)

Isabelle Grise (Kingston Panthers)

Olivia Hooper (Barrie RFC)

Lara Jorgensen (Aurora Barbarians)

Eden Kilgour (Barrie RFC)

Taylor McKnight (Aurora Barbarians)

Reese Morgan (Aurora Barbarians)

Isabella Ruse (Canada Misfit Rugby)

Abigail Wade (Crusaders Rugby Club)



U18 Boys


Day 1 Schedule: Thursday March 5th

Game 1* v. BC Interior - 1:20 pm ET

Game 2 v. Thunder Rugby - 2:40 pm ET

Game 3* v. BC Valley - 7:00 pm ET

*available on stream

Roster

David Adeleye (Bytown Blues)

Liam Bowman (Crusanders Rugby Club)

Joshua Dusome (Oshawa Vikings)

Kobe Faust (Oshawa Vikings)

Cole Hutt (Ottawa Irish)

Ian Jones (Oshawa Vikings)

Brendan McKerrow (Crusaders Rugby Club)

Rhys Patterson (Markham Irish)

Duncan Phillips (Ottawa Irish)

Sam Reimer (Ajax Wanderers)

Zac Tofflemire (Fergus Highlanders RFC)

Jared Usmar (Toronto Saracens)


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?


Dalton Finkbeiner

 Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

    647-560-4790 x 1006

    dfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com


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