Canada West is hosting a development camp in Aldergrove to identify talent and choose a squad for the Canada U-19 tour to England in Feb/March of 2012. The trial runs from Dec 1-4 and involves players from BC to Manitoba. Local players Connor Hunter (Aldergrove grad, featured in picture) and Jorden Best (Bateman) have been chosen to attend the camp.

On Sunday, Dec 4, the Canada West U-19 squad will take on a Valley Select side comprised of nearly 30 young players from local Fraser Valley clubs. The game is at Aldergrove Community School at 10am on the 4th. A number of Abbotsford players will be representing the Fraser Valley on this team, including a large number of Abbotsford U-19 players who just finished as Mainland Finalists in the Tier 1 U-19 league.

Canada Coach Paul Connelly will be working with the boys during this trial. He and his team of coaches just finished a strong trial in the East at Uxbridge Secondary School. For more information on the East Evaluation Camp, please visit the Rugby Canada article.

We wish all of our local players the best of luck at the trial and in the exhibition match on Sunday. Below is a list of players confirmed for the Valley Selects.

Name - position (Club)

Tyson Adams - back row (Abbotsford)
Geremy Alvarado - hook/prop (Abbotsford)
Tyson Appeldoorn - wing (Abbotsford)
Jamie Beaton* - center, fly half (Surrey)
Liam Beaulieu - prop/lock (Bayside)
Connor Bouchard - center/wing (Bayside)
Brent Bradbury* - lock (Abbotsford)
Dilpreet Chahal* - flank/lock (Abbotsford)
Blake Chernoff - flanker (United)
Jared Douglas* - flank (Abbotsford)
Curtis Dowding - lock/back row (Abbotsford)
Bryan Francis - center (United)
Adam Georgio - scrum half (Surrey)
Connor Golden - scrum half, center (Bayside)
Eldred Gomez - back row/lock (Surrey)
Darwin Guevara* - hook (Abbotsford)
Lucas Harder - center (Abbotsford)
Bryce Hewko - fly half/wing (Abbotsford)
Nathan Hight - hook/flank (Brit Lions)
Ryan Jacobs* - fly half (Surrey)
Robert Jones - wing (Bayside)
Wes Lyon - fullback, center (Surrey)
Ian McMaster - wing (Bayside)
PJ Retief - back row/lock (Abbotsford)
Tanner Saliken - lock (Abbotsford)
Perry Sandhu - prop (Abbotsford)
Jordan Tait-Comis* - fullback (Abbotsford)
Brodie Van Coughnett - flank (Abbotsford)
* indicates U-20 player; all others U-19

Coaches - Harry Toews (Abbotsford), Ryan McWhinney (Abbotsford), Marc Filiatrault (Surrey)

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