Nicholas Named to Team Canada

Breanne Nicholas - Blenheim Rugby

Breanne Nicholas carries the ball for BDHS – Photo by Chris Marvell

Kent Havoc RFC are pleased to announce that Breanne Nicholas has been selected to play for Canada’s U20 National Women’s side in the upcoming U20 Nations Cup Tournament in England in July.

Breanne is one of 26 players selected, and she is the first member of Kent Havoc RFC to play for her country.

Breanne has played Rugby for 5 years, starting in Grade 9 at Blenheim District High School. She plays for Kent Havoc Senior Women, and has experience playing at the Ontario Summer Games, the Ontario Junior Championships, as well as representing Ontario at the National Championships.

Breanne is a talented athlete, who has steadily improved as a Rugby player since taking up the game in High School. She has managed to blend skills from other sports like Soccer and Track and Field, and has become a dominant player at the High School and Club level. Breanne’s speed, combined with her intelligent play and game sense makes her a dangerous attacker from anywhere on the field. She also brings great physicality to the game, and plays a key role in the back line defensively.

“I am very proud and pleased for Breanne. She has put in a lot of hard work and a lot of travelling to earn this selection to play for Canada” said Brian Hall, who coaches Breanne at BDHS and KHRFC. “She is an easy player to coach, and accepts guidance and quickly adapts her play.”

Breanne will have to raise a significant amount of money to play for Canada. Representative Rugby in Canada uses a pay to play system, so much of the costs for the trip to England are borne by the players.

Each player will have to raise more than $5000 to represent her country. If you would like to support Breanne’s fundraising efforts, contact Brian Hall at bhall389@hotmail.com, or at 519 359 0464.

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