EORU U17 7s Teams Set for Ontario Summer Games

The EORU U17 7s men’s and women’s sevens teams are on their way to London, ON for the Ontario Summer Games.  The team bus left early Thursday morning with 48 athletes and 7 team staff ready to represent Eastern Ontario at the bi-annual Ontario Summer Games. 

After a rigorous selection process and training schedule two boys and two girls teams were selected.  “The interest in the EORU Junior 7s program is multiplying, and the talent is simply growing,” said Sonny Raina, Director of the Sevens Program for the EORU.  “These young athletes will give it their all at the summer  games, and their skills will develop even more when they apply themselves in the Rugby Ontario Fall 7s Series. This bodes well for the game of rugby 7s in Canada.”

With representation from eight of the region’s clubs, the teams are set to showcase the best the EORU has to offer. 

The competition kicks off on Friday, August 3rd, with the medal rounds taking place on Saturday, August 4th. 
 
More information and a detailed schedule can be found at: Ontario Summer Games
 
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Women
 
“For a group of girls with varying rugby backgrounds and abilities, their commitment and level of play is extremely impressive.” – Stephanie Chin, Women’s Coach. 
 
EORU U17G A BLACK
Emma Brennan – Kingston Panthers
Regan Casey – Ottawa Irish
Jasmina Dennis – Kingston Panthers
Morgan Hummel – Cornwall Claymores
Julia Latremouille – Ottawa Irish
Brianna Martey – Ottawa Irish
Kate Melanson – Ottawa Irish
Ngozi Mosindi – Ottawa Irish
Katie Rea – Ottawa Irish
Ally Rupar – Ottawa Irish
Malak Saifelnasr – Ottawa Banshees
Rachel Steel – Ottawa Irish
 
EORU U17G B GREY
Quynh-ni Au – Ottawa Osprey
Farida Elsharway – Kingston Panthers
Isabelle Grise – Kingston Panthers
Mikyla Kola– Ottawa Ospreys
Serena Loughlin– Kingston Panthers
Abby Hickson– Barrhaven Scottish
Anaka Lamb – non-affiliated
Emily Ogston – Ottawa Irish
Miah O’Kane – Kingston Panthers
Jessi Quesnel – Kingston Panthers
Ava Sutherland – Ottawa Irish 
Liz Swindley – Kingston Panthers
 
Men
 
“Over the process of training the last month, these boys have gained confidence in themselves and in each other. I’m excited to see how much they’ve grown in such a short time, and know they intend to display their finely tuned skills at the summer games.” – Te-Kapua Rewi – Men’s Coach
 
EORU U17B A BLACK
Hussein Al-Obeid – Bytown Blues 
Jamie Armstrong – Ottawa Irish
Connor Billo – Ottawa Irish
Jack Chouinard – Ottawa Irish
Kyle Corrigan – Ottawa Ospreys
Jake Ebbs – Ottawa Irish
Ahmed Faris – Bytown Blues
Adrian Liepmann – Bytown Blues
Reed Melenhorst – Ottawa Ospreys
Cody Nhanala – Ottawa Ospreys
Graeme Rogers – Bytown Blues
Duncan Phillips – Ottawa Irish
 
EORU U17B B Grey
David Adeleye – Bytown Blues
Dylan Aleck– Ottawa Irish
Zack Auger – Ottawa Ospreys
Muiredach Casey – Barrhaven Scottish
Mateo Crapigna – Ottawa Irish
Shea Feldbruegge – Ottawa Irish
Jayden Mason – Belleville Bulldogs
Tagore McMurtry – Bytown Blues
Duncan Naylor – Ottawa Ospreys
Jabu Odango – Ottawa Ospreys
Adam Parolin – Ottawa Ospreys
Glenn Roy – Ottawa Irish
 
STAFF:
Sonny Raina, EORU 7s Director
Stephanie Chin, Women’s Coach
Marc Labbe, Women’s Coach
Andrew Armstrong, Men’s Coach
Te-Kepua Rewi, Men’s Coach
LeeEllen Carroll, Manager
Jessica Van Winden, Athletic Therapist