Diego 2015Three ARFC players have been selected to the BC U-16 team traveling to Las Vegas Feb 11-15 for the USA Sevens. Corben Bowen (Sardis), Connor Byron (Yale), and Diego Zuniga (Yale) are three of twelve players chosen to represent BC. ARFC U-15 players Teo DeGianni (Yale) and Carter Miller (Yale) are two of the three non-travelling reserves.

The following, in alphabetical order, is the list of athletes selected for the BCEY7’s tour to Las Vegas from February 11th to February 15th, 2015.

U16 BCEY7'S Roster

Corben Bowen - (Sardis Secondary/Abbotsford Rugby Club)
Connor Byron - (Yale Secondary/Abbotsford Rugby Club)
Henry Davitt - (Sutherland/Capilano RFC)
Lachlan Kratz - (Oak Bay High School/Castaway Wanderers RFC)
Koro Korobasage - (Queen Elizabeth School/Burnaby Lake Rugby Club)
William McDougall-Percillier - (Brentwood College/Cowichan Rugby Club)
Jack Scher - (St. Georges/Vancouver Rowing Club)
Jake Scott – (Sentinel Secondary/Capilano RFC)
Conor Sinclair - (Mt.Baker Secondary)
Sam Sirlin - (St. Georges/Vancouver Rowing Club)
Jai Pereira - (Claremont Secondary)
Diego Zuniga - (Yale Secondary/Abbotsford Rugby Club)

The following is the U16 NON TRAVELLING reserve list 

Teo De Gianni – Yale Secondary/Abbotsford Rugby Club
Quinn Litherland – St. Georges/Capilano RFC
Carter Miller – Abbotsford Rugby Club

Other athletes who attended the BCEY7’S trial in January may be also considered for selection as well.

Congratulations to those selected to both the travelling squad and the non-travelling reserves. Your hard work, skills and performance impressed the selection committee and you should be very proud of your achievement.

"We always expect to put our best foot forward and be competitive," said Coach Shane Thompson, "For me the goal is always to get to the finals. We want to win and we entered this tournament to win."

Thompson will have his choice of weapons throughout the lineup, but depth will also be a key factor with so many games being played over a short period of time.

"Every position has a skill set that we look for and we try to blend it to have the best combination and best athletes on the field so we have the most success."

Last year in Las Vegas, the U18 boys lost in the final against national side USA High School All Americans by a score of 19-14. You can read more about their journey to the finals here.

Rosters for U23 men and the female program teams (U23, U18) will be announced at a later date and also contain several ARFC Players.

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