Head Coach of the BC Elite Youth Sevens rugby program Shane Thompson will take down a travelling roster of 37 players to the 2012 Las Vegas Invitational Sevens scheduled for February 9-11.
The 37 Under-18 players from across the province will soon be divided into three teams to compete in one of North America's largest youth rugby tournaments. British Columbia-1 (BC-1) and BC-2 have been entered into the 'International High School Elite 7s' competition while the third and younger BC-3 squad will compete in the 'High School Boy's 7s' division.
BC-1 and BC-2 will be tested against state sides from Washington, Utah and Colorado as well as representative sides from Ontario and Canadian Prairies regional selects Dog River Howlers. Also entered in the competition are two national development sides known as the All-Americans 1 and All Americans 2.
This will be the first year Thompson has taken a third squad and he has entered them into the 'High School Boy's 7s,' a tournament set to feature teams from Indiana, Arizona, California, Nevada and Washington.
Visit the Vegas Invitational 7s for more information: www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/las-vegas-invitational/