Vancouver, BC – August 8, 2019: The BC Rugby U14 Boys’ XV travelling team set to face the Washington Loggers has been announced. Head Coach Kapi Vataiki picked a 20 strong list of players to travel south of the border for the match in Bellingham, WA on Saturday August 10. The match continues a developing relationship between the Loggers and BC Rugby, with BC hosting a similar match at Klahanie Park in 2018.
The U14 Boys’ XV was selected following a deveopment camp held at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island. A total of 34 players were invited to take part in the multi-day camp where coaching staff focussed on core skills, expanding rugby literacy and forging new connections between players from across the Province.
The match on Saturday is a further opportunity for these young athletes to increase their rugby horizons, meeting players from south of the border and playing in an unfamiliar environment. Not only is this the first opportunity for these athletes to pull on the blue and yellow of a BC Rugby Representatve XV jersey, but it is a first taste of the next tier of competition above club and school tournaments. Hopefully, for many of these impressive young players, there will be plenty more BC Rep Team selections as they grow through the sport.
Kick off for the match on Saturday, August 10, is 2:00pm (PST) with the match being held at Bellingham Rugby & Polo Fields, just 20km south of the Peace Arch border crossing. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on the team and celebrate the strengthening rugby relationship between BC and Washington.
BC U14 Boys’ XV last faced the Washington Loggers in 2018 at Klahanie Park, BC