Brentwood Girls Capture Provincials - Twice in 2015
The Brentwood Girl’s Rugby team had the perfect season. When I say perfect, I mean perfect: we won every single game, and brought home Gold in both BC Provincial 7s and 15s.
Maybe this first place streak was because our athletes trained every day, on and off the field, in order to play well during games. Maybe it was Captain Brooklyn Navarette’s leadership, maybe it was Coco Uhl’s determination, or Tristyn Hardy & Tesssa Mudford’s athletic ability. Maybe it was Shannyn O’Callaghan’s grit and joy, maybe it was Hannah Colbourne’s unparalleled straight arm, or maybe it was Avi Sharabi & Mckenna Haz’s crisp passes. Without a doubt, the win came from an astounding concoction of skill, determination, defence, speed & passion. Each girl played for the friend next to her, for the coaches on the sideline, and for school pride.
7s Provincials was played at UVic where we defeated Cowichan, Vanier, & Elgin Park. We played against Abbotsford in the final at the International Langford 7s tournament in front of 3,400 people. With speed on the outside from Denise Roy, who scored 2 tries, and with a double-fake and break from Ciel Arbour-Boehme, we won the game 15-7.
At 15s Provincials we played Shawnigan (who we beat 5 times this year) Heritage Park, and Abbotsford again in the final. Abbotsford, a driven team, held us in our end for the majority of the first half; we fought back hard with a reminder from Coach Felix that defence wins championships. In the end, Ciel, Shannyn, and Denise scored. The final was 27-10 with a conversion from Mckenna.
When I say that the Brentwood Girl’s Rugby team had a perfect season, I mean that we developed as athletes & individuals. Our coaches, Mr. Grisdale, Cowie & Felix pushed us & guided us to become the players & champions we are today. We would also like to express our thanks to our graduating players Ciel, Brooklyn, Shannyn, Hannah, Tessa, Tristyn, Cevina Ghuman, Faryn Boquist, Anita Agopyan-Miu & Rachel Macey.
Ciel Arbour-Boehme, Assistant Captain