CHAMPIONS again as our girls captured their 6th Metro Edmonton Championship in a row with a dominating 51-5 win over McNally! They had gone 5-0 in Division I league play and defeated Bellerose on route to the final. At the Tier I ASAA Provincials at the Lynn Davies Field in Sherwood Park our Falcons went in seeking a back to back title. They started off with a 48-0 win over Highwood High from the South Central Zone and then squeaked by Calgary's Western Canada 5-3 in the semifinal. Waiting for them in the final was Raymond for the third season in a row. It was a battle with our Falcons trailing 10-5 after three quarters but the Comets broke loose for a 20-5 victory forcing our Falcons to settle for the SILVER medals.
The guys were very competitive this season winning the Scona Tourney, taking 2nd in the Pirates 7's tourney and playing every team tough on the Division 2 schedule. They crushed Salisbury 43-10 winning the annual Cup that's up for grabs! They lost out to St FX in their quarterfinal playoff game.
Rugby Achievements for 2016
Senior Girls – Metro Edmonton Division Champions (fifth consecutive year)
Senior Girls – Tier 1 Provincial Champion
Rugby 2016 – The girls travelled to Ireland and played local clubs in Dublin, Belfast, and Limerick. Aside from playing games, the girls participated in 3 training sessions with the Trinity University coach, and club coaches from Belfast and Galway. Some of sights toured included Trinity University, Croake Stadium, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Giants Causeway.
The team went undefeated in league play and when the season finished, the girls were successful in winning a fifth consecutive Metro Edmonton Division 1 Championship. In ASAA Provincials in Lethbridge the team defeated Bishop Grandin (Calgary), Sir Winston Churchill (Calgary) and in the gold medal match defeated the Raymond Comets (7 time provincial champions). This improved our Silver Medal finish in the 2015 ASAA Provincial Championship.
Bev Facey currently has team alumni playing for the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta.