Vancouver, BC – December 20, 2016: With 29 international caps for Canada between 1982 and 1991, Mark Wyatt recently joined the BC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees. Wyatt started his rugby career playing at Victoria High School. He later on played for James Bay Athletic Association, University of Victoria (where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Coaching Studies), Westshore Rugby Football Club and Vancouver Island Crimson Tide.
During his illustrious rugby career, Wyatt represented Canada at the 1987 and 1991 Rugby World Cups and less than a decade ago was inducted into the BC Rugby Hall of Fame. Known for his kicking skills, Wyatt set a Canadian record in 1987 against Ireland when he scored 21 points including 6-for-6 penalty kicks. In 1991 during the Rugby World Cup, against Scotland, Wyatt set a world record with 8 penalty kick goals. As Captain, he led Canada to its best ever World Cup finish, reaching the quarterfinals before falling to the New Zealand All-Blacks.
After leaving the National Team at age 30, Wyatt acted as a rugby coach at Shawnigan Lake School. He now serves as the President of the Westshore Rugby Football Club as well as a board director of the Canadian Rugby Foundation.
The 51st Induction Class will be formally inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the annual Banquet of Champions at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
BC Rugby would like to congratulate Mark Wyatt on this amazing honour and thank him for being a loyal and outstanding member of the BC Rugby community.