On Friday, March 15th the Highland rugby teams travelled down to Victoria to play in the prestigious Westshore 7s tournament.

The highlight of the tournament were the junior girls rugby team. The girls went up against stiff competition and brought home some hardware, winning bronze. Freya Forts was awarded tournament MVP for her stellar performance in the bronze medal final. The hard work that community coaches Aimee Burley and Jess Leck have put in with the girls really showed as the new and experiences players played fantastic.

In only our 2nd year as a team and first without partnering with another school, the junior boys went 2-1 against some experienced teams. Daniel Ingrey was named the Offensive Weapon of the Day for his blistering runs and scoring 2 tries (like a touchdown in football). The Heavy Hitter of the Day was awarded to Miccah Issler for tackling, well everyone and everything, everywhere on the field. Workhorse of the Day was shared by Benjamin Bennet-Boutilier and Jack Weaver for high work rates on offense and defense. Lastly, Eli Burley was awarded tournament MVP for his leadership on and off the field, leading the boys into battle including one try.

The senior boys once again partnered with Carihi High as we did last year to get the players game time. We didn’t manage to win a game, but we had a ton of fun and will continue to build.