Vancouver, BC – December 20, 2019: BC Rugby is delighted to confirm details of the 2020 Elite Youth Sevens Girls’ Program. Sessions will take place across the province at the start of the new year to give young female players the chance to show their Rugby Sevens potential. Teams selected from the program will have the opportunity to play at top domestic competitions including Western Championships and the Vancouver Sevens Invitational.
The Elite Youth Sevens Girls’ Program is continuing to build on the on the success of development over the last three years. Highlights from 2019 include the recent BC Elite Sevens tour to New Zealand and playing at BC Place during the HSBC Canada Sevens.
“This year has been a real step forward for the Elite Youth Sevens Girls’ program,” said program head Darcy Patterson. “We’ve got some really impressive players starting to make names for themselves at the U18 level, but events like the Kamloops Sevens showed that there are lots of new players picking up the sport. It is going to be exciting to see what 2020 has in store.”
January will start with a bang, with trial and training sessions for U18 and U16 players. U18 athletes will be challenging for selection to the teams going to the Western Canada Sevens Championships in Edmonton on February 16-17. Both U16 and U18 players will also have the opportunity to be selected to teams for the Vancouver Sevens Invitational, along with the Elite Sevens Series.
Initial details have been released, with times confirmed in the coming days. Sessions are free, but all players wishing to attend must register in advance. Check out the table below or visit the Elite Youth Sevens page.