Ontario Jr. Blues Sevens rosters announced for 2018 National 7s and Tropical 7s
The Ontario Junior Blues Sevens program is excited to announce their rosters for the upcoming National U18 7s Rugby Championship in early March. Ontario will be fielding four teams in total at the National Championship – two teams in the U18 Men’s division and two teams in the U18 Women’s division.
The teams will travel to British Columbia for the event, with Day 1 of competition kicking off on March 8, 2018 at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. The Gold medal matches for both the U18 Men’s and U18 Women’s divisions will take place at BC Place during the Canada Sevens competition. A full schedule and streaming details have yet to be announced.
Last year, the Jr. Blues walked away with three medals, as the U18 Men finished in first and second place, while the U18 Women finished in second and fourth. There are twelve returning players in the rosters from last year’s competition.
The Junior Blues are also excited to announce the two teams that are travelling to Orlando for the upcoming Tropical 7s tournament. Rugby Ontario is sending a U18 Men’s and Women’s team to Florida for the tournament on March 30-31, 2018. Schedules are yet to be released.
The 2018 Under-18 Men’s Sevens teams heading to Nationals are supported by the Canadian Misfit 7s. The Misfit 7s are a player-driven, performance-based invitational Rugby 7s touring program, dedicated to the identification and development of 7s players and coaches from every corner of the country. Their goal is to develop and maintain a deep player pool and feed the provincial and national pathway programs with well coached and motivated young athletes and aspiring coaches.
For more information on the Canadian Misfit 7s program, please visit https://canadianmisfit7s.ca
Is your club interested in supporting a provincial team? Please contact Sean Medeiros for more information on how you can get involved.
National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters
Ontario Jr. Blues Men – Blue
Ontario Jr. Blues Men - White
|Isaiah Andrews||Kingston Panthers||Liam Bowman||Crusaders|
|Erick Baptiste||Ottawa Irish||Ben Burnside||Cobourg Saxons|
|Braden Bruce||Peterborough Pagans||William Daniel||Toronto Nomads|
|Jon Darrell*||Brantford Harlequins||Dylan DiGirolamo||Aurora Barbarians|
|Declan Finerty||Crusaders||Campbell Hunter||Toronto Saracens|
|Matthew Hollett||Aurora Barbarians||Jackson Kerr||Toronto Saracens|
|Alex Kropman||Ajax Wanderers||Cody Nhanala||Ottawa Indians|
|Liam McLaughlin||Ajax Wanderers||Duncan Phillips||Ottawa Indians|
|EJ Rerri*||Crusaders||Armand Pienaar||Oshawa Vikings|
|Jack Shaw||Crusaders||William Pilat-Cumberbatch||Toronto Bucaneers|
|Lucas Vanderburg||Aurora Barbarians||Nash Ramsay||Stoney Creek Camels|
|Carson Young*||Oshawa Vikings||Sam Shearer||Aurora Barbarians|
Nigel D'Acre - Head Coach, Ontario Blue
Paul Myers - Head Coach, Ontario White
Khalil Ajram - Manager
Malik Carby-Crobett - Athletic Therapist
Ontario Jr. Blues Women – Blue
Ontario Jr. Blues Women – White
|Taylor Black*||Crusaders||Abbey Anderson||Norfolk Harvesters|
|Kendra Cousineau*||Niagara Wasps||Natalie Armatage||Waterloo County|
|Samantha Cyrille*||Unattached||Sarah Bothen||Stoney Creek Camels|
|Linnea Dalvi||Barrhaven Scottish||Payton Brown||Brantford Harlequins|
|Olivia De Couvreur*||Ottawa Irish||Katya Dondi||Brampton Beavers|
|Brooklynn Feasby*||Oshawa Vikings||Charlotte Finlay*||Bruce County|
|Kennedy Feasby||Oshawa Vikings||Maddie Hobson||Brantford Harlequins|
|Katie McLeod||Aurora Barbarians||Maddy Kushner||Ottawa Irish|
|Bridget Peros*||Crusaders||Brianna Martey||Ottawa Irish|
|Sydney Seymour||Cornwall Claymores||Chihinga Roest||Norfolk Harvesters|
|Lily Stewart||Peterborough Pagans||Zoe Spronk||Kingston Panthers|
|Emma Wade*||Crusaders||Abigail Wade||Crusaders|
Ian Fitzgerald - Head Coach
Sean Dunleavy - Assistant Coach
Sonny Raina - Assistant Coach
Vicki Woodhead - Manager
Perry Fan - Athletic Therapist
Tropical 7s Rosters
Ontario Jr. Blues Women – Tropical 7s
Ontario Jr. Blues Men – Tropical 7s
|Suzanne Aasheim-Sorenson||Peterborough Pagans||Matthew Canessa||Brantford Harlequins|
|Maddison Arnott||Stoney Creek Camels||Jared Cresswell||Ajax Wanderers|
|Payton Brown||Brantford Harlequins||Jackson Eales-Harwood||Oshawa Vikings|
|Regan Casey||Barrhaven Scottish||Kalen Haggerty||Oshawa Vikings|
|Aislynn Grant||Toronto Nomads||Harry Hibbert||Crusaders|
|Morgan Hummel||Cornwall Crusaders||Kyle Joe||Aurora Barbarians|
|Caitlin Mahaffy||Norfolk Harvesters||Reed Melenhorst||Ottawa Indians|
|Katie McLeod||Aurora Barbarians||Rhys Patterson||Markham Irish|
|Ngozi Mosindi||Ottawa Irish||Jack Porter||Aurora Barbarians|
|Megan Robertson||Ajax Wanderers||Glenn Roy||Ottawa Irish|
|Quynh-Ni Tran||Ottawa Irish||Christian Trianni||Brock RFC|
|Abigail Wade||Crusaders||Nathan Woods||Brampton Beavers|
Nigel D'Acre - Head Coach, U18 Men
Jeremy Cairnie - Head Coach, U18 Women
Sonny Raina - Manager, U18 Men
Vicki Woodhead - Manager, U18 Women
* Denotes returning player
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 https://www.rugbyontario.com/
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