BC Rugby is delighted to announce the BC Bears U18 Elite Boys 7s squad heading to the 2022 World School Sevens in New Zealand this December.
The World School Sevens will be held at Auckland’s Pakuranga Rugby Club on December 17-18, 2022 and gives U18 Boys and Girls teams from around the world an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete at a high-level event on the global stage.
Players, Coaches, and management attending the tournament will soak in a week of cultural events, an official welcome and warm-up games ahead of the two-day competition.
BC BEARS U18 ELITE 7s BOYS TEAM HEADING TO NEW ZEALAND
BC Rugby can confirm the 12 athletes heading to New Zealand to represent the BC Bears U18 Elite Boys 7s Team:
- Aidan Jones – Salish Sea Warriors – Mill Bay
- Anthony Carrol – Kamloops RFC – Kamloops
- George Pritchard – Bayside RFC – White Rock
- Hudson Poppitt – Westshore RFC – Victoria
- Ian Anderton-Teasdale – Cowichan RFC – Duncan
- Jaxson Jones – UVic Vikes – Cowichan
- Josh McIndoe – Castaway Wanderers – Victoria
- Matt Bennett – Westshore RFC – Victoria
- Spencer Cotie – Castaway Wanderers – Victoria
- Ty Dayton – Langley RFC – Surrey
- Ty Driscoll – Castaway Wanderers – Victoria
- Jonty Nicholas – Salish Sea Warriors – Shawnigan Lake
BC Bears U18 Elite Boys 7s will be coached by Adam Roberts and assistant Robin MacDowell, who is incredibly excited to lead this team to Auckland.
“We are excited to take this Program to challenge ourselves against the world’s best. The competition will be like nothing they have experienced before. We are confident in our athletes and need to continue to give them opportunities to hone their skills under pressure.” BC Bears Elite 7s Boys Head Coach Adam Roberts
The selection process for the BC Bears U18 Elite Boys 7s team was very competitive and considered key events throughout the BC Rugby season, including the 2022 Provincial Regional Championships (PRCs), BC Summer Games, 2022 Western Canadian Championships and the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
ABOUT THE WORLD SCHOOL SEVENS
The World Schools is an international U18 Sevens Rugby event that has been in existence since 2016. It has featured over one hundred teams over the last six years including teams from USA, Canada, Japan, Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand. The tournament features national representative teams and composite teams including New Zealand Tongans, New Zealand Samoans, and NZ Niue.
The vision of the tournament is to deliver a high-level professional event that provides the players, coaches, and management with a life changing experience in New Zealand and provides an opportunity for the players to showcase their talents on a global stage.