ABBOTSFORD - This week's BC Rugby Junior MVP is a member of the undefeated Abbotsford U15 Boys team. Josh Long put in a stellar performance in his team's semifinal win over Bayside last week, notching a try and six conversions. On Sunday, November 18th, Josh and his teammates will host Vancouver Rowing Club in the U15 Boys Lower Mainland Final.
Josh Long - Player Profile
Club: Abbotsford Rugby Club
Division: Lower Mainland U15 Boys
Number of years playing rugby: Six
Rep rugby experience: Gold medal at 2012 BC Summer Games with Fraser Valley, BC U14 Provincial 15's team
Josh began playing rugby at age 8 and during those six years has accomplished a lot according to his coach Steve Long who has seen the youngster capture a Gold medal at the 2012 BC Summer Games in Surrey and excel for BC's U14 provincial 15s team this past summer in Ontario.
"Josh has a great passion and dedication to the game and has hopes of one day representing Canada in 7's and 15's," Steve Long said.
"Josh enjoys being part of a team which has respect for one another and whoever they play and enjoys getting to know a lot of good people through the game," added Long. "He knows it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful and has big dreams that I'm sure he will fulfill if he continues to make good decisions."
Josh and the Abby U15s host the Rowers at CFV Exhibition Park this Sunday at 11:15am.
2012 BC Rugby Junior MVPs:
September - Nick Wright (Bayside AA), Tiffany Picketts (Abbotsford RFC)
October - Brandon Schellenberger (Castaway Wanderers RFC), Adam Martin (Capilano RFC), Taitusi Vikilani (Burnaby Lake RC)
November - Phillip Berna (Vancouver Rowing Club)
BC Rugby Junior MVP recognition
Throughout the club season BC Rugby will be highlighting one age grade (U19-U14) player every week. To nominate a player for Junior MVP, please send through the following information to Andrew Smith, BC Rugby Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org:
Player photo (No smaller than 150x150 JPEG)
- Player's name:
- Player's club:
- Player's division (region / age grade):
- Number of years junior has been playing rugby:
- Rep rugby experience (regional / provincial / national)?
- Reason for nominating this player? (50-200 wds)
- What is their favourite part about playing rugby?