That’s a wrap for school rugby in Salmon Arm. Rugby community gathers to celebrate a successful rugby season.

That’s a wrap for school rugby in Salmon Arm

Rugby community gathers to celebrate a successful rugby season

The rugby community gathered together at JL Jackson field on Monday, June 12, to celebrate another successful rugby season in Salmon Arm schools. There was a round-robin touch rugby tournament with players of all ages from different schools put together in teams, a potluck dinner, and an awards ceremony for each school.

Jenna Elidoros, a teacher at South Canoe, coach of four teams, and Thompson-Okanagan Zone Rep, shared: “It was so wonderful to see our growing rugby community gather to celebrate the accomplishments of this year. Rugby in Salmon Arm is taking off, and I cannot wait to see where it goes in the next few years.” 

Players from South Canoe Elementary, Ranchero Elementary, Shuswap Middle School, JL Jackson Secondary, and Salmon Arm Secondary were in attendance as well as members of the Salmon Arm Yeti Rugby Club who help coach the various teams

While the school rugby season is now over, the club season is in full swing. Salmon Arm’s Yeti Rugby Club Men’s team plays their next home game against Vernon at 2 PM this Saturday, June 17, at JL Jackson field. Come out and support rugby in Salmon Arm. Summer touch league will begin in the middle of July. More info to come! 


Lorne Elder Rugby Scholarship ($500)

  • Girls – Aila Norlin
  • Boys – Mackenzie Geal

JL Jackson – Girls

  • MVP – Ally Ursulak
  • Best Back – Keira Jaeger
  • Best Forward – Georgia Mcleod
  • Utility Player – Amaraya Derkson

JL Jackson – Boys

  • MVP – Bosco Rodriguez
  • Best Back – Ryan Greenhough
  • Best Forward – Kaiden Shepherd
  • Most Improved – Corbin Coubrough
  • Most Dedicated – Kody Gunn & Elias Rands

Salmon Arm Secondary – Girls

  • MVP – Aila Norlin
  • Best Back – Kayden Crowe
  • Best Forward – Carly McBeth
  • Utility Player – Fiea Marsh

Salmon Arm Secondary – Boys

  • MVP – Jute Norlin
  • Best Back – Mackenzie Geal
  • Best Forward – Carson Paiment
  • Spirit of Rugby – Kai Wilson
  • Rookie of the Year – Nixon Rolf

Sweet – Munsie Award

Athletes who competed in 3 of 4 sports (Girls Rugby 7s, Football, Wrestling, and Rugby):

  • Ginger Anderson – Grade 9
  • Isabella Rodriguez- Grade 9
  • Keira Jaeger- Grade 9
  • Koda Gunn- Grade 9
  • Cole Wright – Grade 9
  • Noah Vannieuhuizen- Grade 9
  • Kale Goodman- Grade 11
  • Aila Norlin- Grade 12
  • Brayden Britten- Grade 12

Additional awards – Girls

  • Most Improved – Makaila Russel
  • Most Dedicated – Sarah Moore
  • Rookie of the Year – Louisa Imolele