Aldergrove players named to Abby Rugby All-City

Aldergrove players named to Abby Rugby All-City

This year marked another active one for rugby in Abbotsford and the surrounding area. Hundreds of boys and girls from grades 6-12 were involved in local school rugby programs, as many teams continue to expand and develop their rugby skills.

At the senior high school level, there were five Abbotsford boys’ teams competing, as well as Heritage Park from Mission and Aldergrove Community School.

In the Provincial AAA division, Yale tied their best historic performance, finishing sixth. Bateman ended the season at ninth in the same division. In the AA division, Hansen had a great year, finishing fourth and Aldergrove completed the season just behind them in fifth.

At the senior girls level, four teams competed from Abbotsford, as well as Heritage Park and Aldergrove.

In Grade 8 action, localschools were again competitive. In the boys’ division, four Abbotsford schools competed in the local league, including Abby, Reimer, Fraser and Clayburn. Betty Gilbert from Aldergrove was also in the league.

Clayburn won the city championship, while Betty Gilbert won the Upper Valley’s. Clayburn went on to finish third in the Valley’s, with Abby finishing fifth and Betty Gilbert eighth.

The ARFC ran its annual 7’s tournament again this year on April 29 at Yale. With 30 teams competing in five divisions, there were some fantastic matches.

With the help of local coaches, officials and designated club members, the Abbotsford Rugby Club has selected a senior boys All-City team from nominated players from each school. It has also selected an All-City team for each playing level, comprised of five players from each school who showed outstanding commitment and skill throughout the season. Heritage Park and Aldergrove are included in this group as many of its players are involved with the Abbotsford Rugby Club.

The Abbotsford Rugby Club is very proud of the Abbotsford school athletes, teams and coaches, and would like to congratulate them for their successes both on and off the field. Congratulations to all successful 2011 recipients.


Senior Boys All-City Team 2011:

Paul Ahn (Yale) Prop

Ryan March (Bateman) Prop

Caleb Reardon (Yale) Prop

Geremy Alvarado (Bateman) Prop

DJ Thiessen (Bateman) Hooker

Tanner Dunlop (Yale) Lock

Tyler Barons (Yale) Lock

Curtis Dowding (Heritage) Lock

Jordan Puckrin (Yale) Flanker

Eric Olsen (Hansen) Flanker

Josh Kwiatkowski (Aldergrove) Flanker

JD Paul (Mouat) Flanker

Jonathan Parkin (Yale) #8

Jorden Best (Bateman) Scrumhalf

Connor Hunter (Aldergrove) Stand Off

Byce Hewko (Yale) Stand Off

Brandon Jobb (Yale) Centre

Christian Styles (Yale) Centre

Lucas Harder (Hansen) Centre

Tyson Appeldoorn (Mouat) Wing

Justin Douglas (Bateman) Wing

Dallas Yassinsky (Abby) Wing

Doug Saunders (Aldergrove) Wing

Daniel McCutcheon (Hansen) Fullback

Michael Rose (Bateman) Fullback


Senior Girls All-City: Aldergrove

Kayla Singleton Hook

Ginger Broatch Back Row

Devan Cosens Stand Off

Toriah Aslin Centre

Ashley Kazakoff Lock


Junior Boys All-City:  Aldergrove

Will Foss #8

Tristan Buchner Flanker

Pietro Romegioli Centre

Will Sitter Scrum Half

Tanner Cumiskey Stand Off


Grade 8 Boys: Betty Gilbert (Aldergrove)

Josh Thiel Stand Off

Jake Thiel #8

Sang Nguyen Flanker

Nathan Dahl Fullback

Josh Desrosiers Centre

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