The second annual Victoria Rugby All-Stars Selections shows the continued depth of rugby currently displayed at our Greater Victoria high schools. Three Victoria teams, GNS, Oak Bay and SMUS head to provincials starting Wednesday May 27th after winning their first round games of provincial competition this past weekend.
“The Commissioner’s 15 Rugby All-Stars was developed to help us recognize boys playing rugby at schools across our city” said Phil Ohl, Tide Rugby Board member and head coach of the Claremont rugby program. “We wanted to ensure that every school playing rugby had an opportunity to recognize players on their team.”
Each of the coaches of the senior and junior rugby teams puts forward names for the All-Star teams, who then receive a t-shirt and an invitation to attend the upcoming Tide Rugby trials. Teams in the U15 through U18 level will compete at the Provincial Regional Competition (PRCs) this summer. Many will then have the potential to be invited to trials for Provincial teams.
“The All-Star program is a great first step in identifying talent” stated Doug Tate, U17 Tide Assistant Coach and UVic Head Rugby Coach. “PRCs is a great place for coaches like myself to identify potential athletes for all levels of competition, including university, provincials and nationals. The All-Stars bring out those boys who may not have known about these rugby opportunities.”
The Junior Tide Rugby program has a long-standing tradition of putting boys and girls on both the provincial and national teams. Last summer, many of the All-Stars went on to play Junior Tide rugby with great success. For example, from the Tide U16 boy’s team, over half made one of two BC U16 teams, and from there nine of the south island boys went on to compete with the Canada U17 team. A great representation from the south Island.
The Tide Junior Program represents athletes from the lower island selected to compete in U18, U17, U16 and U15 Provincial Regional Championships. The PRC Tournaments will take place at Burnaby Lake this year. The U15 boys, U16 boys and U16 girls teams compete June 27-28, with the U17 boys, U18 boys and U18 girls competing July 4-5, 2015.
Please see below for full list of All-Stars.
Greater Victoria High School RugbyAll-Stars 2015
Senior High School All-Stars
|Edward Milne||Charlie Richardson||#10|
|Edward Milne||Abraham Lamontagne||#8|
|Oak Bay||Carter White||11||#1/2|
|Oak Bay||Jonah Hall||11||#8, 12|
|Vic High||Kevin Widderch|
|Vic High||Paris Demers|
|Reynolds||Sheldon Dawson- Samuel||11||#1/7|
Note: Stelly’s did play in the league but did not submit names
Senior Division Honourable Mentions
|Oak Bay||Brayden Tate||11||9|
|Oak Bay||Callum Masterton||11||4|
|Oak Bay||Brandon Schellenberger||11||13|
|Oak Bay||Gavin Kratz||11||8|
Junior High School All-Stars
|Oak Bay||David Carson||10||#8|
|Oak Bay||Nick Carson||9||#4/6|
|Oak Bay||Robbie Alberto||10||#1|
|Oak Bay||Lachlan Kratz||9||#10|
|Oak Bay||Devin Fennerty||9||#13|
Junior Division Honourable Mentions
|Oak Bay||Ben Kinahan||10||#6|
|Oak Bay||Logan Airey||10||#11|