Under-20 Women’s CANAM Series

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Aug 4,2014(ISN) – LANGFORD, BC – On August 20th and 23rd London and Sarnia will play host to an Under-20 Women’s CANAM Series between Canada and the USA. U-20 CANAM is one of the premier events for Canadian women’s team identification, development and a chance to compete internationally against our rivals.

Canada’s U-20 Women’s team has had great success over the past year and many players from last year’s U-20 Nations Cup team are now integral parts of Canada’s Sevens and Fifteens programs. Notable players include Emily Belchos, Paige Farries, Nadia Popov and Sara Kaljuvee who now regularly represent Canada on the international stage in events such as the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, FISU and Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Canada’s U-20 team was undefeated in 2013 and won the U20 Nations Cup. Their season boasted victories against England and South Africa as well as two victories over the USA. A historic accomplishment, the win marked Canada’s first ever Nations Cup title.

Selection for the team has taken place over the past year and will conclude with the 2014 National Women’s League, July 30th to August 3rd in Ottawa.

Canada’s Women’s Head Coach Sandro Fiorino:

“It will be great to host the event in Canada and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to examine new and returning athletes. This event is an excellent pathway into Canada’s Women’s Sevens and Fifteens programs, many of our U-20 graduates have continued to compete for Canada on an elite international level.”

“Winning the Nations Cup last year was a big accomplishment and we will be looking to continue that success this year” he added.

Canada vs USA
Wednesday August 20th, 2014 6:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PT
London St. George’s Rugby Football Club
London, ON
Tickets: www.londonrugby.com or http://events.rugbycanada.ca

Canada vs USA
Saturday August 23rd, 2014 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 ET
Norm Perry Park
Sarnia, ON
Tickets: http://events.rugbycanada.ca

Canada’s Roster for U20 Women’s CANAM Series:

Lauren Agnew
Stephanie Black
Caroline Crossley
Sasha Elliot
Alexandra Ellis
Fabiola Forteza
Deanna Foster
Colleen Irowa
Emma Jada
Dorian Khouri
Natalie Lesco
Maddie Mackenzie
Daleaka Menin
Jessica Neilson
Breanne Nicholas
Tiffany Picketts
Camille Provencal-Aube
Coreen Riley
Danielle Spice
Katie Svoboda
Sara Svoboda
Alex Tessier
Emily Tuttosi

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