Nelson rugby players Elijah Swan-Wilson (U-17)

Nelson rugby players Elijah Swan-Wilson (U-17)

Kootenay rugby players excel

Seven local players made provincial regional teams, four were selected to attend Team BC camps.

Seven Kootenay rugby players excelled this season, with all of them being selected to play in provincial regional teams and four of them selected to attend Team BC camps.

“This puts them among the best players in their age group in the whole province,” said head coach Mike Joyce. “We’re producing high-level athletes, and it’s a testament to their hard work.”

The six players were Elijah Swan-Wilson, Rowan Megale, Chase Corbin-Gilbertson, Ben Price, Ray Bissonette, Michael Caldecott and Raven Argyle-Johnson.

“This was a really strong team this year, and for the seniors boys I think this was the best finish we’ve ever had. It’s difficult because rugby tends to be a little coast-dominated, but these guys held their own.”

They placed 11th at provincials.

Joyce said anyone 12 and over, male and female, interested in playing rugby should contact him at mikejoyce@sd8.bc.ca.