Hunter Grant has become the 2017 recipient of the Phil Mack Trophy for Outstanding Indigenous Youth Player. The presentation took place at James Bay Clubhouse during the Thunder Rugby Esquimalt Academy Fundraiser this weekend, with 2016 recipient Crosby Stewart handing the trophy to a proud Grant. Phil Mack, unable to attend in person due to Canadian National Team commitments, send a video message from Spain that was played to the gathered attendees at the Fundraiser. In it, Mack recognised the time and dedication to the sport that Hunter has put in over the years as part of the Esquimalt Rugby Academy Program and competing for Thunder Rugby, Westshore and Junior Tide Rugby.
Image Credit: Rick MacDonald, Courtesy of BC Rugby