June 12, 2018

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for June 2018 is Emily Brown. Emily Brown is an 17 year old, grade 12 student at William E. Hay Secondary School in Stettler, a Big Valley, AB resident and a competitive Rugby athlete.

A multi-sport athlete (all school sports plus hockey and fastball), In Grade 11, Emily led the WE Hay Wildcats to an ASAA Provincial Championship in Basketball.  It was in the spring of Grade 11 (last year) that Emily started her Rugby journey when the Wildcats added Rugby to their school’s sport offerings.  While just starting out as a player, Emily very early on committed herself to developing the sport in Stettler and surrounding area by running school and community clinics.  Emily joined the Titans Rugby Club in Red Deer last summer and was part of the Titans incredible run of success last season.  In January of this year, Emily was selected to Captain the Red Deer/Central Alberta Rugby 7’s team and captured their first tournament championship in January. This spring, Emily was chosen to represent Alberta as part of Rugby Alberta’s 7’s team that competed at Rugby Canada’s 7’s Nationals in Vancouver, bringing home the Silver medal.  Emily will continue to compete for Titans and Alberta during the coming summer.   

An excellent student/athlete, Emily excels on the pitch and in the classroom where she is an Honors student. Emily will attend the University of Alberta this fall where she will major in Kinesiology and plans of making the Pandas Rugby roster.

Emily’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will ensure that Emily continues to grow, develop and succeed in her Rugby career! 

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.  This will be the last ASDC Athlete of the Month award until fall 2018.

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