Junior Beavers Pierre and Brayden took a trip to Phoenix at the end of December to represent Team Canada in the NA4 tournament against the United States.
Pierre, playing for Team Canada Red, and Brayden, on Team Canada White, were each starters on the lineups of their respective squads. Both teams took home hard-fought wins against the American teams in their first matches, but were defeated in their second matches. The trip ended with a Red vs. White intersquad, with Red taking home the glory.
The OBBRFC must reiterate our congratulations to Pierre and Brayden for earning their spots onto the national-level squad. We are very proud of their achievements, and the experience they will bring back to share with their teammates is invaluable.
We also owe a huge token of gratitude to everyone who helped support our fundraising efforts to send Bray and Pierre on this trip – between their Go Fund Me pages, online auctions and a bit of gambling, we helped to raise nearly $1,500 for each of them. Your generosity is hugely appreciated and we thank you for helping to reduce some of the financial hardships of playing elite-level rugby.