Saskatchewan Rugby U-18 Women’s Head Coach Kayla Mack is pleased to announce the Provincial Women’s U-18 Sevens Squad for the upcoming 2019 Season.
Kayla is building off the the U-18 Women’s Program inaugural season earlier in 2018 where they won 2 games. Kayla being born and raised in Saskatoon, she went on to represent Canada Internationally both in 15s & 7s. She brings a great deal of experience to our provincial program and is a class role model for aspiring young rugby women.
"We have great combination of new talent and returning players this year. Its exciting to see the depth of the program growing each year and I believe that this group will field competitive teams for the upcoming tournaments. I am looking forward to spending more time with this athletic and talented group," said Coach Kayla Mack.
We were fortunate to have a selection panel consisting of 9 different coaches from across the province including Brett Kannenberg (University of Regina Mens Coach), Dakota Matthews (Sask Mens 7s Coach), Dan Smith (Notre Dame Hounds Mens Coach), Mark Discombe (MacDowell Rugby Academy Coach, Wolfpack Player), Angela Thompson (UVIC Women's Rugby & Academy Coach), Brennan Marcoux (University of Saskatchewan & Senior Sask Mens Coach), Kayla Mack (Sask Womens 7s Coach), & Robin MacDowell (Sask Mens 7s).
After two Provincial Identification Camps in October and December the selection panel has selected a squad of 24 athletes to our provincial program sevens program. Our first major event will be Canada West Competition February 17th & 18th in Edmonton, Alberta. With the national sevens festival cancelled for 2019 Team Sask will be travelling to Florida for The Tropical 7s where we will face other Canadian Provincial Programs including several teams from across the globe. As we approach the competitions we will be selecting our traveling squad.
Julia Bancroft Wilcox Notre Dame Hounds
Jocelyn Lightfoot Wilcox Notre Dame Hounds
Rachel Hudon Regina Leboldus Suns
Sommer Hagley Wilcox Notre Dame
Makayla Ziegler Regina Regina Rage
Emma Sheck Macklin Notre Dame Hounds
Janel Millar Big River
Abby Murray Swift Current
Emily McCabe Lloydminister
Robyn Kirwan Regina
Avery Marchard Saskatoon
Kirsten Evjan Swift Current
Christina Norsten Warman
Sarah Tank Regina
Tarah Kelly Regina
Olivia Dick-Hannah Warman Kirin
Paige Kelenc Regina Leboldus Suns
Emily Findlay Regina Shawnigan Lake School
Biana Kohlman Lloydminister
Kirsten Sawatsky Warman
Stephanie Runciman Wilcox Notre Dame Hounds
Ashley Albert Meadow Lake
Hana Frank Regina Leboldus Suns
Avery Scramstad Lashburn
Head Coach Kayla Mack
Assistant Coach Dan Smith
Assistant Coach Angela Thompson
Manager Wade Clarke