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