Jr. Blues have tremendous development experience in Orlando

April 03, 2018


Jr. Blues have tremendous development experience in Orlando

The Ontario Junior Blues Sevens program will be sent two teams – one U18 Men’s team and one U18 Women’s team – down South this past weekend for the Tropical 7s – an international youth sevens tournament in Orlando, Florida. For two young squads, the Blues played strong and came away with impressive results. The U18 Women's team was narrowly defeated by the Celtic Barbarians 20-12 in the semi-finals, finishing in third place. The U18 Men's team made it all the way to the Finals where they were defeated by a strong Palm Beach Phoenix side 24-7.

This was a tremendous development opportunity for two young Jr. Blues sides. The U18 Women’s team had six players born in 2002 and the U18 Men’s team had five. The competition level and experience helped these players to develop for future completions with the provincial and national program.

Tropical 7s is an exciting event that brings youth teams from around the world together for top competition in Olympic-style Rugby 7s, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the tropics of Florida. With an ideal warm weather environment, and full-size professionally maintained grass pitches, Tropical 7s offers the perfect rugby conditions.

You can watch replays of some of the Blues matches at https://goo.gl/kTVkUF.

Ontario Jr. Blues – Tropical 7s Schedule

U18 Women

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 39-0 Indian River

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 12-17 Toronto Elite Reds

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 12-12 Celtic Barbarians

Sat Mar 31 – Semi-Finals - Jr. Blues 12-20 Celtic Barbarians

U18 Men

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 50 - 0 Indian River

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 29-12 Cayman Islands

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 12-22 Zambezi Steelers

Fri Mar 30 – Jr. Blues 12-29 Palm Beach Phoenix

Sat Mar 31 – Semi-Finals - Jr. Blues 32-0 Liceo Franco Mexicano Gallos

Sat Mar 31 - Finals - Jr. Blues 7-24 Palm Beach Phoenix

Ontario Jr. Blues – Tropical 7s Rosters – Name, Club (Birth Year)

- Ontario Jr. Blues U18 Women -

Suzanne Aasheim-Sorenson, Peterborough Pagans (2002)

Maddison Arnott, Stoney Creek Camels (2001)

Regan Casey, Barrhaven Scottish (2001)

Aislynn Grant, Toronto Nomads (2002)

Morgan Hummel, Cornwall Crusaders (2002)

Caitlin Mahaffy, Norfolk Harvesters (2001)

Katie McLeod, Aurora Barbarians (2001)

Ngozi Mosindi, Ottawa Irish (2002)

Megan Robertson, Ajax Wanderers (2001)

Quynh-Ni Tran, Ottawa Irish (2002)

Abigail Wade, Crusaders (2002)

Emma Wade, Crusaders (2000)

Jeremy Cairnie – Head Coach

Vicki Woodhead – Manager

- Ontario Jr. Blues U18 Men -

Matthew Canessa, Brantford Harlequins (2000)

Jared Cresswell, Ajax Wanderers (2001)

Kalen Haggarty, Oshawa Vikings (2002)

Harry Hibbert, Crusaders (2002)

Reed Melenhorst, Ottawa Ospreys (2001)

Cody Nhanala, Ottawa Ospreys (2001)

Rhys Patterson, Markham Irish (2002)

Jack Porter, Aurora Barbarians (2001)

Glenn Roy, Ottawa Irish (2001)

Christian Trianni, Brock RFC (2002)

Jared Usmar, Toronto Saracens (2002)

Nathan Woods, Brampton Beavers (2000)

Paul Myers – Head Coach

Sonny Raina – Manager


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.

To learn more, visit www.rugbyontario.com/ontario-blues.


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/.


Kevin Baxter

Communications Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006



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