BC sevens have real Shawnigan flavour

Shawnigan Lake School, Brentwood College, and the Cowichan Rugby Football Club are all well-represented on the BC Elite Youth Sevens men’s rosters for the upcoming Las Vegas Sevens Tournament.

Tyler Beselt and Michael Henderson, who play for both Shawnigan and the CRFC, have been named to the BC U18 team, while George Barton, who also plays for both teams, is on the U17 squad. Henderson and Barton competed in the Las Vegas tournament last year.

Also from Shawnigan, Marshall Fremlin and Wesley Wong are on the U18 team, and Aaron Hersant of Brentwood was selected for the U17 roster.

The Las Vegas Sevens is the first major tournament of the season for the Elite Youth program, and will help identify players for future Olympics and World Cups. The Vegas tournament begins on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The BC U18s will play in U18 Elite Pool A, and the BC U17s will be in U18 Elite Pool B.