BC Rugby is delighted to announce the BC Bears U18 Girls 7s squad travelling to compete at the inaugural Global Youth Sevens Gold Coast 2023 tournament in Australia this December.
Formerly known as the World School Sevens, the Global Youth Sevens is an international 7s Rugby tournament for U18 Girls and Boys teams that originated in Auckland, New Zealand in 2016. This year, elite level youth 7s Rugby heads to Australia’s Gold Coast for the very first time on December 9-10, 2023, before returning to Auckland on December 15-17.
The BC Bears U18 Girls 7s team will compete at the inaugural Gold Coast event just outside of Brisbane, giving BC’s best youth 7s athletes an exciting opportunity to showcase their talents and compete at a high-level event on the global stage.
Attracting teams from all over the world, the Global Youth Sevens is a truly international, cultural festival of 7s Rugby. Participants not only get to experience a high level of competition on the field, but also soak in a week of amazing culture and hospitality off it.
BC BEARS U18 GIRLS 7s SQUAD
BC Rugby is delighted to announce the 12 athletes heading to Australia who will represent the BC Bears U18 Girls 7s team:
- Brooklyn Roddham
- Piper Jorgenson
- Gwen King
- Emilie Brett Frank
- Kelsa Kempf
- Saylor Pickrell
- Sierra Hamilton
- Isabella Anderton Teasdale
- Taylor Gotto
- Gabrielle Knox
- Hailey Hibbs
- Kamryn Howlett
The team will be coached by Darcy Patterson, while the squad will also be joined by athletic therapist Randy Hunter.
The selection process for the BC Bears U18 Elite Girls 7s team was very competitive and took into account key events throughout the BC Rugby season, including the 2023 Provincial Regional Championships (PRCs), 2023 Western Canadian Championships and the 2023 Kamloops 7s.
ABOUT GLOBAL YOUTH SEVENS
Global Youth Sevens (formerly the World School Sevens) is an international U18 Sevens Rugby tournament that has been in existence since 2016. It has featured over 100 teams over the last six years including teams from USA, Canada, Japan, Fiji, Australia, Samoa, Nauru 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 and provides an opportunity for the players to showcase their talents on a global stage.
Next Generation Sport is a leading sports marketing and event company that has been involved in sevens rugby for twenty years including being a sponsorship agent for the New Zealand edition of the HSBC Sevens World series for twelve years and also running the New Zealand National School Condor Sevens for eight years growing it from sixteen teams to over one hundred.