The Fraser Valley U-18 team started trials the first week of June in order to select the top 25 trialists in the large catchment area. The Fraser Valley catchment area for this team extends East from Aggasiz through to Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Coquitlam and Delta. Over 80 players tried out for the team over a three week period period in which players endured speed and fitness testing, skill evaluations, decision making evaluations, and intersquad games. The speed and fitness testing consisted of 60m, 400m, and 2400m testing and produced some excellent results.

Cole Coventry (Earl Marriott) and Keaton Styles (Earl Marriott) produced the fastest 60m times both clocking in at 7.13 seconds. Odell Brown (Yale) was the fastest 400m sprinter with a time of 55 seconds. The best 2400m time was achieved by Curtis Giffen (Port Moody) with a time of 9:03. 

The Fraser Valley U-18 team finished 2nd at the Provincial Regional Championships last year. With many returning players, the squad is working hard to compete for the top spot this year. Coaches Doug Primrose, Marc Filiatrault, and Ryan McWhinney are excited about working with such a talented group of players. The tournament starts Friday, July 3 and finishes Sunday, July 5 at UBC. The PRC schedule can be found at www.bcrugby.com

2009 Fraser Valley U-18 Men's Team

(Abbotsford Club Players in Bold)

Kurtis Appeldoorn (center, Mouat)
Kareem Ba (lock, Marriott)
Jamie Beaton (scrum half/stand off, Clayton Heights)
Matt Bianchini (lock/flank, Yale)
Chris Black (wing/scrum half, Fleetwood Park)
Odell Brown (lock/flank, Yale)
Jake Buskell (8, Bateman)
Cole Coventry (center, Marriott)
Bryan Cuthbertson (wing/scrum half, Heritage)
Conner Dickie (prop, Elgin Park)
Curtis Giffen (fullback/wing, Port Moody)
Darwin Guevara (hook/flank, Rick Hansen)
Carson Hewlett (wing/scrum half, Sullivan Heights)
Mitch Hicks (flank/lock, Clayton Heights)
Chris Hill (prop, Semiahmoo)
Hayden McMullin (center/fullback, Marriott)
Clayton Meeres (wing/center, Sardis)
Alex Reimer (flank/8, Elgin)
Karl Reisinger (prop/hook, Yale)
Corey Sheremeto (hook/flank, Bateman)
Patrick Shields (scrum half/hook, Mouat)
Darryl Stacey (prop, Marriott)
Keaton Styles (stand off, Marriott)
Josh Warner (flank, Mountain)
Evan Zhang (center, Port Moody)