Winter Training With Olympian Kelly Russell

Winter Training With Olympian Kelly Russell

By Stu Bailey
24 December 2017
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The Dragons are starting winter training with the help of Olympian Kelly Russell on January 6th at Lamport Stadium, 10:30 - 12:00. Come join us!


We are very excited to announce that we will have Olympian Kelly Russell coming out to help coach some of our juniors and minis! This is a tremendous opportunity for youth to learn from the experience and knowledge of one of Rugby Canada's top-tier players.

Our winter training skills session starts January 6th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Lamport Stadium.

We will have our whole Dragons club practicing together, with special focus for all our different age groups:

    Minis:
  • Girls and boys born 2007 - 2014
  • Girls born 2005-2006
  • Co-ed born 2005-2006
  • Rugby Canada-accredited coaches
  • Free to try

Juniors begin at U13 and U15.

Skills training is mostly non-contact we will be focusing on passing, running, ball handling, field position, and fitness. Fees are $150 for January - March, or $20/session.

If you are interested in rugby and are looking for an opportunity to start, come join us at our skills training. It's free to try, and season fees are very reasonable.

Originally from Bolton, Ontario, Kelly Russell is one of Canada’s most decorated female rugby players, having earned her first cap with Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Team in 2007. The following year, she made her debut with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team during a tournament in Hong Kong. She has competed for Canada at two Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens (2009 and 2013), earning a silver medal in 2013. While she excels in the sevens game, Russell was also one of the best fifteens players in the world. She played in two Women’s Rugby World Cups and was placed on the tournament all-star team in both 2010 and 2014, as Canada finished second at the latter. Russell was captain of Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Team from 2011 to 2014 and led the team to a 2013 Nations Cup title. She was named Rugby Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Player of the Year in 2013 and was a finalist for the 2014 IRB Women’s Player of the Year. She was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, scoring five tries and 27 points in the tournament. Russell saved her best showing of the 2015-16 season for last, as she was named MVP of the Final at the Clermont-Ferrand Sevens, as Canada won the final tournament of the season.


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