BC Rugby is delighted to announce the appointment of the Head Coaches who will lead their respective Zones at the 2024 BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge.
Reporting to the BC Bears Girls 7s Program Lead, Darcy Patterson, these Coaches will collaborate with the selection and preparation of the U17 Girls Team (birth years 2007-2008) representing their respective zone in Maple Ridge on July 18-21, 2024. Coaches will play a pivotal role in developing the quality of Rugby 7s in BC and Canada.
The BC Summer Games Coaches for each zone are as follows:
ZONE 1 – KOOTENAYS: Sean Sinclair & Scott Cormie
ZONE 2 – THOMPSON-OKANAGAN: Jenna Elidoros
ZONE 3 – FRASER VALLEY: COACH NEEDED
ZONE 4 – FRASER RIVER: Brent McKee
ZONE 5 – VANCOUVER COASTAL: Alayna Scramstad
ZONE 6 – VANCOUVER ISLAND: Rob Jones & Chanelle Edwards Challenger
ZONE 7 – NORTH WEST: COACH NEEDED
ZONE 8 – CARIBOO-NORTH EAST: Katie Gordon
We are still seeking applications for Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) and Zone 7 (Northwest BC). Interested applicants should send an updated resume to BC Rugby Technical Director John Tait at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking place across a busy summer of Rugby for both our athletes and coaches, the BC Summer Games represents an important stage of the Rugby 7s pathway in BC. This year’s event will see eight zones battle it out on the field, giving U17/U16 female athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills in a bid for selection to the BC Bears U18 Girls 7s team that will compete at the 2024 Global Youth Sevens in New Zealand, as well as building towards the 2025 Canada Summer Games in St John’s, Newfoundland.
These programs will also work alongside our BC Bears Age-Grade XVs Programs to ensure athletes interested in both formats of the game can maximize their experiences and exposure against quality competition this year.
Rugby Sevens has been developing players since 2016 when BC started the BC Elite 7s Program supported by Amarone. This year 7s continues to rise following the successful initial Regional 7s tournament at Westshore RFC last August, and the exciting growth of the Kamloops 7s in the Fall. Alongside the return of the 2024 VSI 7s and the HSBC SVNS Vancouver this February, and the resurrection of the U16 BC Team travelling to Florida. This will no doubt be another exciting year for Rugby Sevens in BC.
BC Rugby will release a further announcement on the BC Summer Games, including contact information for each Zone, trial dates and full event page, and BC Bears 7s & XVs Pathways soon.
ABOUT THE BC GAMES SOCIETY
The BC Games Society is the organization responsible for setting the ongoing policy and direction of the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and supporting Team BC at the Canada Games.
Based out of Victoria, the Society works in partnership with governments, businesses and not for profit organizations, in and out of the sport sector, in the planning and staging of the Games. The organization serves as a leader in multi-sport event and volunteer management.
ABOUT BC RUGBY
The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through around 60 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.