Andrew Smith, BC Rugby Communications
March 8, 2013, Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Castaway Wanderers product and Glenlyon Norfolk graduate Fergus Hall was recognized as the Sport BC High School Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday evening at the 47th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards.
A standout in soccer and rugby, Hall was named one of three top male athletes along with Vancouver’s Pharmvir Dhesi (Wrestling) and Kelowna’s Braxton Bunce (Basketball) for his accomplishments during the 2011-12 season.
Hall excelled on the rugby pitch in 2012 with both the provincial XVs and Sevens programs. A standout in the BC Rugby Academy, Hall was instrumental in seeing British Columbia’s U18 XVs side defend their title at nationals in Sherbrooke, Quebec this past August.
During the 2011-12 season, Fergus was selected to the U18 Canadian national men’s sevens team that competed at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Isle of Man and later went on to play for Canada’s U19 team on their tour of the UK.
With the BC Elite Youth Sevens program, Hall was a key figure in the U18s going undefeated to lift three youth international titles in Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Victoria. During the Las Vegas cup final against national side High School All-Americans, Hall produced a flawless kicking performance going 5-for-5 in conversion attempts to see off the Americans 35-14.
Now an Engineering Major at the University of Victoria, Hall has had an impressive rookie campaign with the Vikes capturing a National University Sevens championship as well as the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens University title.
London Olympics silver medalist freestyle swimmer Ryan Cochrane was named Amateur Male Athlete of the Year and Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair took home Female Athlete of the Year honours. Paralympic wheelchair rugby’s Trevor Hirschfield was recognized as the top BC Athlete with a disability.