Fleet Footed Denise
Denise Roy was born in Banff, Alberta and became an athlete at a very young age. She came from a family of runners: her grandparents and mother were also known for their speed in running in school.
In Denise’s junior year she enjoyed sprinting so much she joined a track and field club. During one of her tournaments a family friend came out to watch a sprint event and suggested that with her speed she should play rugby 7s. Denise tried out at her school and she was hooked.
After playing for Cowichan Secondary’s T-Birds rugby team in October of 2014 Denise was accepted into Brentwood College. During her stay at Brentwood in Grades 10 and 11 she had some great accomplishments.
Feb 2015 - Picked for Team BC to go to Vegas 7s placing 3rd.
May 2015 - BC Provincial Champions - she scored three tries in the final game.
May 2015 - Invited to play for Rugby Canada Women’s 7 in the University Tournament. She was the youngest player (16) playing against 19-25 year olds holding her own with three tries in the tournament.
July 2015 - helped to win the Tsunami Tournament.
Feb 2016 - picked again for Team BC to go to Vegas taking 1st.
March 2016 - At BC Place they took the Canadian Rugby 7’s U18 Championship.
May 2016 - carded for Canada Rugby Women’s 7.
Sept 2016 - was picked for U18 to go to France.
Nov 2016 - going to Trinidad for a tournament.
Is being groomed for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Not bad for just a girl who wanted to sprint.
Denise was named to represent Canada at the Rugby Americas North Sevens competition http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=3817&leagueID=13928&page=97495 which will kick off tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 12 in Trinidad and Tobago. Her first game is against Bermuda at 6:44 a.m. For the full schedule of Canada's games, please see http://www.rugbyamericasnorth.com/schedule-announced-for-rugby-americas-north-sevens/