A total of 17 Clubs throughout BC held Girls Can Rugby days on March 6, including 9 in the Lower Mainland, 4 on Vancouver Island and 4 in the Northern and Interior regions. Elk Valley RFC held its event in Fernie on April 23 to allow for snow to clear in the East Kootenays.
“What an amazing Girls Can Rugby Day we had in Prince George. Everyone had so much fun, and it sparked an interest in young female athletes here in the North of BC. We are extremely excited and hope this will be the start of something big.” Prince George Youth Rugby Association’s Jeremy Cundy
“We enjoyed ourselves and I love that we had women coaching and mentoring girls at this event. The feedback has been very positive, and we know it will help us grow our girls and women’s programs in the future.” Langley Rugby Club’s Leah Corvec
“We are thrilled with the turnout and the positive display of Rugby put on at Westshore RFC. If success were measured in smiles – I would say we hit it out of the park. We are excited to keep on building an inclusive and positive space for girls to find their love of this great game.” Westshore RFC’s Kelly Jane Hanvey
“Girls Can Rugby Day in Campbell River was a fun-filled day of intro to Rugby for girls. The smile on the players’ faces and the laughter was contagious, and all had a good time” Campbell River Rugby’s Darren Munro
“Girls Can Rugby’ Day was an enormous success for the Kelowna Crows as we continue to try and build our Club. We had 28 girls participate in the inaugural day, a mix of first timers and girls who have already played. It was a great way to grow the game and we saw great interest from the new players and their parents in joining our Mini’s program full-time. We owe a big thank you to BC Rugby for creating this fantastic event!” Kelowna Crows’ Director of Women’s Rugby Jenn Lemon
BC Rugby gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport in helping launch the Girls Can Rugby initiative.