Teams representing Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, and the BC Interior will travel to Edmonton, Alberta for U18 Western Canadian Sevens Championship

BC Rugby is excited to announce the four boys’ BC Elite Youth Sevens teams set to compete at the Western Canadian Sevens Championships. The tournament is scheduled for February 16 and 17 at Foote Field in Edmonton, Alberta.  The teams have been selected from BC Rugby’s Elite Youth Sevens Program and will face teams from Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario as well as a Rugby Canada Development Academy side over the two-day tournament.

The four teams competing for BC in the tournament represent different regions in the province: BC Island, BC Mainland, BC Valley & BC Interior.  Each of these four regions has been involved in a process of identification, training and selection since late 2019 and the Western Canadian Sevens Championships will be the first opportunity for the players to play full matches.  The Boys’ Elite Youth Sevens program, headed up by Adam Roberts, is a yearlong program designed to give meaningful and periodic competition for top Rugby Sevens players in the province.

“The Elite Youth Sevens program is all about providing young players in BC with meaningful and competitive rugby sevens experience, and the U18 Western Canadian Sevens Championships are a great opportunity for that,” said Rugby Development Manager (Men/Boys’) Aaron Takel.

Mainland head coach Aaron McLelland praised the talent of his squad as well as the other three regional teams, adding that that “the boys are looking forward to playing an exciting brand of high tempo rugby.”

Additional details about the U18 Western Canadian Sevens Championships, including schedules and live streaming information, will be available later in the week from Rugby Alberta. We will update this article with additional details when available.

Additional details about the Western Canadian Sevens Championships, including schedules and streaming information, will be available later in the week from Rugby Alberta.

Boys’ Elite Youth Sevens Rosters


Clayton Miller – Capilano RFC, Rockridge Sec (Bowen Island)
Benjamin Shoesmith – Capilano RFC, Sutherland Sec (North vancouver)
Reid Brookes – Capilano RFC, Sutherland Sec (North Vancouver)
Takeru Yasuda – Burnaby Lake (Burnaby)
Owain Cormack – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver)
Demetri Patterson – Rockridge High School (West Vancouver)
Filippo Valle – Vancouver Barbarians (Kitsilano, Vancouver)
Logan Weidner – Carson Graham (North Vancouver)
Lynden Duggan – Burnaby Lake (Burnaby)
Tawera Ohia – Unattached (Tauranga, NZ)
Andrew Cooper – Vancouver Barbarians (Kitsilano, Vancouver)
Cole French – UBCOB Ravens (Vancouver Fraser Academy)

Head Coach – Aaron McLelland (Gisborne, NZ)


Max Abercrombie – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC)
Aiden Osmond – Oak Bay High School (Victoria, BC)
Taine Clague – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)
Marcus Lott – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)
Liam Poulton – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC )
Hanno Fourie – Brentwood College (Campbell River, BC)
Keaton Williams – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)
Owen Smith – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC )
Ryan Boothroyd – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)
Dylan Cleaver – Nanaimo Hornets (Nanaimo, BC)
Caleb Sam – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)
Markus Walt – James Bay Athletic Association (Victoria, BC)

Head Coach – Dustin Dobravsky (Hanover, Germany)
Assistant Coach – Kaprieli Vataiki (Victoria, BC)


Zach Aldus – Bayside / Earl Marriott (Surrey, BC)
Alec Kemp – Bayside / Earl Marriott (Surrey, BC)
Brendan Kim – Bayside / Elgin park secondary (Surrey, BC)
Kieran Martin – Bayside / Southridge (Surrey, BC)
Takoda McMullin – Earl Marriott Secondary (Surrey, BC)
Talon McMullin – Earl Marriott Secondary (Surrey, BC)
Phoenix Moller – Robert Bateman (Surrey, BC)
Tanner Mueller – Langley / DW Poppy (Langley, BC)
Ethan Sheather – Coquitlam United / Dr. Charles Best (Coquitlam, BC)
Max Stone – Bayside / Earl Marriott (Surrey, BC)
Jaden Thind – Bayside / Southridge (Surrey, BC)
Fred Knowles – Bayside / Earl Marriott (Surrey, BC)

Head Coach – Phil Llewellyn (Vancouver, BC)


Storm Buck – Kelowna Crows (Kelowna, BC)
Carlin Bordin-Slavens – Kelowna Crows (Naramata, BC)
Hayden Burton – Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)
Finn Hussey – Kelowna Crows (Kelowna, BC)
Sol Jacques – Penticton (Penticton, BC)
Jacob Jobst – Lake Country (Oyama, BC)
Daniel Kilian – Penticton (Penticton, BC)
Colby Miletto – Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)
John (Tanner) Milligan – Kelowna Crows (Kelowna, BC)
Declan Monaghan – Kelowna Crows (Kelowna, BC)
Adam Strautman – Nelson (Nelson, BC)
Relmu Wilson-Valdez – Nelson (Nelson, BC)

Head Coach – Leana Marton
Assistant Coach – Scott Stewart