The Howlers are truly fortunate to have Shannon Kane and Derek Daypuck coach these inaugural Howlers U-17 women's sevens sides. Both are former Canadian National Team players who are also highly regarded coaches. A further thanks to Shannon for the yeomen's work she did assembling this expressive group of aspiring young rugby players, many who I'm sure will be playing for Canada in the near future. Hats off also to the numerous Canada U-20 women's coach Sandro Fiorin along with numerous high school and and provincial coaches/officials from across Canada who were very supportive of this endeavour.
I believe these will also be the first ever Canadian U-17 select women's 7's side competing internationally .
The Howlers are also sending for the third time a U-16 boys team to this same tournament. That roster will be announced next week.
We of course decided to send two U-17 girls teams because of the high number of quality players who showed interest in being part of this. We are very proud of our women's program which is headed up by Maria Samson a current Canadian National Team player who last year was voted most outstanding female player.
To date besides our 2 Howlers sides there is the Holland and German U-17 national teams and a provincial side from the German province of Baden Württemberg competing in this inaugural U-17 girls competition .
Howler U-17 Girls Squad
1. Taylor Black - Oakville, Ontario
2. Caroline Crossley - Victoria , BC
3. Jordyn French - Oakville Ontario
4. Kara Gana - Toronto, Ontario
5. Autumn Garnett - Abbotsford, BC
6. Pippi MacKay - Toronto, Ontario
7. Makenna Matheson - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
8. Madi Gold - Merville, BC
9. Chauncey Downer-Hincks - Oakville, Ontario
10. Julia Hockin - Brandford Ontario
11. Haeley Loew - Duncan, BC
12. Quinn Matheson - Newmarket, Ontario
13. Chantal MacLean - Surrey, BC
14. Hannah Morten - Duncan, BC
15. Julia Schell - Uxbridge , Ontario
16. Stephanie Schooling - Oakville, Ontario
17. Helen Terry - Surrey BC
18. Morgan Ursel - Abbotsford, BC
19. Morgan Walker - Abbotsford, BC
20 Thea White - Oakville, Ontari