Junior Girls Secure Sevens Silver
As the year comes to an end, the Brentwood Girls Rugby team seems to have more and more games. From the Senior Girls Island Sevens, to qualifying games for Provincial 15s, to the Junior Girls Provincial Sevens. There is no doubt that the team has made immense progress since the beginning of the season. With hard work and dedication, this group of girls has made an impressive transformation.
As the Junior 7s tournament came closer, the girls also participated in the Senior Island Sevens. The outcome was not what was expected, but it certainly gave the girls experience and knowledge about the 7s game and the differences between 7s and 15s.
Having only a couple of practices focussing on 7s, the day came for the junior girls to play against the best teams in British Columbia. Game after game, this very young team showed off their improvement in skills and in reading the game. After winning their qualifying games, Brentwood prepared to play in the semi-finals.
After a really tight game, Brentwood was losing by a couple of tries. Then, just as the game was concluding, the girls upped their game and tied it up. Since it was the semi-final, the match went into overtime allowing Abayah H, Hope ‘21 to score the winning try and placing our team in the final which was to be played during a break in the Canada Women’s 7s tournament in Langford.
As fate would have it, the final for this championship would be Shawnigan vs. Brentwood. Against our long term rivals, the determination of the Brentwood girls exceeded expectations. The close game ended with Shawnigan beating Brentwood by one try: the Junior Girls 7s team was awarded with a Provincial Silver medal. Desola O, Hope ‘ 20 thought that “the Junior 7s tournament was a major step of improvement for this young ruby team as the first fifteen team is mostly made up of junior girls.”
There is no doubt that a couple of months ago this team would not have been able to accomplish what they did in this Championship. Luckily, with the expert advice and motivation of coaches Marius Felix, Steve Cowie and Travis Larson, the girls got better and better, making the school proud.
Lorenza U, Hope ‘20; Photo by Felix W, Privett ‘20