Abbotsford Rugby Club hands out youth awards

The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club announced its award winners from the fall youth rugby season.

The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club announced its award winners from the fall youth rugby season.

Team-wise, the local club saw two teams win provincial medals – the U18 girls won the B.C. title, while the U19 boys finished third.

Team MVPs included Connor Hunter (U19 boys), Tiffany Picketts (U18 girls), Joey Campbell (U17 boys) and Jason Hignell (U16 boys).

A full listing of ARFC youth award winners is as follows.

U19 boys

MVP – Connor Hunter

Best Forward – P.J. Retief, Ryan March

Best Back – Christian Styles

Most Improved – Perry Sandhu

Coach’s Award – Bryce Hewko

U18 girls

MVP – Tiffany Picketts

Best Forward – Veronica Florez

Best Back – Lauren Arthur

Most Improved – Gurpreet Dhaliwal

Best Rookie – Nakisa Levale

U17 boys

MVP – Joey Campbell

Best Forward – Louis Retief

Best Back – Spencer Loughlin

Coach’s Award – Graeme Fugger

U16 boys

MVP – Jason Hignell

Best Forward – Cameron Mettrick

Best Back – Jake Froehler

Most Improved – Kurtis Kirschner

Rookie of the Year – Josh Thiel

Coach’s Award – Jake Thiel