Fraser Valley-1 pictured with Canadian national sevens coach Geraint John
VICTORIA - The Fraser Valley West U14 boys program took home three pieces of hardware from the Victoria International Sevens event on Saturday, winning the Cup, Plate and Shield Finals. The program looks strong ahead of next week's BC Summer Games, scheduled for July 19-22 in Surrey.
The Valley West-1s were down 12-10 in the final minute of the Cup Final before speedster Wylie Gillette sprinted down the near touch line and dotted down for the game winning try.
Tournament runners-up Vancouver Island fielded two teams and lost out on the trophies as they finished second and fourth in the tournament.
"I thought the level of play was pretty impressive and that was a pretty close game. They starved us of possession and were quicker at the breakdown than us," said Fraser Valley West coach Mike Jamieson after the Cup final. "Our athleticism definitely paid off and you have to give credit to our guys for not trying to come back and win it all at once."
"That was a pretty close game and I think the next time we play them it will be a good battle," Jamieson added.
For more information on the BC Summer Games visit www.2012bcsummergames.ca
U14 Boys Victoria International Sevens Results
Saturday, July 14
CUP FINAL: Valley West-1 15-12 South Island-1
PLATE FINAL (3/4 playoff): Valley West-2 27 - 17 South Island-2
BOWL FINAL (5/6 playoff): Burnaby 27 - 10 North Shore
SHIELD FINAL (7/8 playoff): Delta 12 - 17 Valley West-3
CUP SEMIFINAL: South Island-1 33-0 South Island-2
CUP SEMIFINAL: Valley West-1 22-5 Valley West-2
BOWL SEMIFINAL: Burnaby 26 - 5 vs Delta
BOWL SEMIFINAL: North Shore 21 -17 Valley West-3
Friday, July 13
South Island-1 22-7 Valley West-3
Valley West-2 19-7 Burnaby
Valley West-1 31-0 North Shore
South Island-2 52-7 Delta
South Island-1 24-5 Burnaby
Valley West-2 24-24 Valley West-3
Valley West-1 54-0 Delta
South Island-2 36-0 North Shore
South Island-1 29-0 Valley West-2
Burnaby 24-22 Valley West-3
Valley West 1 20-0 South Island-2
Delta 15-22 North Shore