Rugby Canada Development Academy (RCDA)
In 2021, despite the pandemic, Eastern Ontario was able to run their first development academy under the direction of Rugby Canada. Elite athletes were selected from a highly skilled group of rugby players to undergo training to develop their skills, fitness and mindset to take them to the next level.
|Paige Bean||Ottawa Ospreys|
|Rachel Cullum||Bytown Blues|
|Zoe Dingwall||Barrhaven Scottish|
|Sydney Heighington||Bytown Blues|
|Jess Hynes||Kingston Panthers|
|Annika Junek||Barrhaven Scottish|
|Macy McDonell||Ottawa Irish|
|Olivia Mudde||Kingston Panthers|
|Kylie Rieger||Ottawa Ospreys|
|Sarah “Jiggy” Schonfeld||Bytown Blues|
Coaches: Jackie Tittley and Megan Copeland-Dinan
The Rugby Canada Decvelopment Academy is a program that spans across the country to help develop young prospects.