Under the direction of Rugby Canada’s Senior Women’s Programming, the two-match Series will see selected sides of the Island Blues and Mainland Golds battle in both Victoria and Vancouver.
These matches will prepare and showcase female athletes for selection to the Senior Women’s National Team ahead of June’s PAC4 Series, and U20 selection ahead of this summer’s U20 Tests being held in Eastern Canada.
Dean Murten (UBC Thunderbirds and Canada U20 Women’s Head Coach) will lead the Mainland Gold team, with Albert Michau (Castaway Wanderers Senior Women Coach) heading the Island Blue team.
Rosters for each team will be released on the Thursday ahead of each game.
“We have had a lot of players putting their hand up for selection, including these games as part of the selection process for Canada U23, and with a few places up for grabs in the PAC4 competition adds more value and enthusiasm for the athletes and staff. The Gold team has had 4 training sessions to date, and has seen a good representation from various Clubs. I would like to thank everyone that has supported the program. We are certainly expecting a very fast powerful off-loading game from BC Blue team, who will be lead well with some current Canadian players.” Mainland Golds Head Coach Dean Murten
Game 1 Details:
Date: Saturday May 20
Time: 1:00pm PST
Location: University of Victoria – Wallace Field (McKenzie Avenue)
Game 2 Details:
Date: Saturday June 3
Location: UBC Vancouver – Field TBC