New coach for the women’s rugby team, Christian Hill – a member of the original rugby team at UBC Okanagan – will have the clipboard in hand for the first time on Saturday as he guides a women’s rugby team with a lot of new faces on the roster. Some of the veterans coach Hill will rely on will be Hayley Fiebelkorn, Dara DeMarce, Lauren Klassen, Abbey Nyberg, and Jordanne Sulz.

The women play at their home field throughout the month of September before hitting the road in October.

Chris Haynes returns to coach the men’s side, 2017 will be his fourth in charge of the men’s rugby program. Haynes’ roster, like the women’s will boast a number of new faces yet have key returning players back to make the program a threat to once again win the Hindson Cup in October.

The Hindson Cup and the Sevens national championship are key parts of the schedule and showcase how the team will fair against other university level competition. The Cup is held October 28 in Kelowna, the Sevens championship is in March and held at the National Rugby Centre in Langford, BC