- Rugby -

I have loved sports since I can remember. Since the age of 4 I have been doing triathlons and from 4 to 14 I swam competitively. I have played football for 4 years, starting with the Red Deer Steelers and then the Junior Notre Dame Cougars. I have also tried out dance, gymnastics, karate, squash and golf. And then there's rugby. I have only played for one season so far - with the U15 Titans but it is by far my favourite sport yet!

I love rugby for many reasons. I love how much of a team sport rugby is - not just on the field, but off as well, where everyone is so friendly and enjoys hanging out together after the game. It's a family; a rugby family. I love the contact in this sport and I really like how the play on the field rarely stops, unlike in football. Lastly I love how competitive it is. Everyone takes it seriously. No one is fooling around. Everyone is in the game, focused and serious.

One of my goals for this season is to be one of the leaders on the Titans Club team. I also strive to make team Alberta and the Celtic Barbarians. I also hope to encourage a few more friends into the sport that I love so much.
I feel privileged to be able to participate in this program. I feel that I will learn valuable knowledge to help me along my athletic journey. I feel that the program will benefit my skills in rugby and I can't wait for the next season to start!