Canada team captain Ghislaine Landry carries the ball during action at the last Sydney Womens Sevens tournament in Australia. (Photo by Ian Muir/Rugby Canada)

Women’s Sevens Series returns to Langford

Canada looks to improve on last year’s silver medal performance

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

The opportunity to pick up tickets for the hugely popular 2018 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series rugby games is just around the corner.

The HSBC Canada Rugby Women’s Sevens will be the fourth stop in a world tour that features 12 of the best teams in the world. In 2016, Canada finished third in the series. This year’s series got underway in Dubai on Nov. 30, and will conclude June 10 in Paris.

This will mark the fourth year in a row that Canada hosts one of the five stops on the tour in Langford. “We are truly excited to once again return to Westhills Stadium and the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence in May,” Team Canada captain Ghislaine Landry said in a statement. “Based on the exciting atmosphere, world-class facility and support from the community of [Greater] Victoria and Langford, Canada sevens continues to be one of the favourite stops in the series for all 12 teams. I encourage all sports and rugby fans to get your tickets early and support us as we look to win gold on home soil.”

Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen said the tremendous support the team has received in the past puts it in good shape for the upcoming series. “As we begin to prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we have a dynamic and talented squad that is setting its sights on the series title this year,” he said. “Our players will be looking forward to playing in front of an enthusiastic and supportive home crowd in order to try and improve one more place over last year’s silver medal performance in Langford.”

For more information and full details of ticket prices and categories, go to canadasevens.com.

Tickets go on sale for registered early-bird customers at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for 48 hours, with ticket sales for the general public available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Prices range from $42 for two-day general admission group tournament passes to $89 for two days of premium reserved seating. Prices for single-day tickets for the series, which takes place May 12 and 13, will be released in March.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police incident in Mount Douglas Park leads to road closure

Officers turning cars away, letting hikers go up trails

PHOTOS: Women’s March through downtown Victoria draws crowds of activists, allies

Attendees of all ages carried instruments, posters with empowering messages

New Victoria Conservatory music scholarship recognizes long-time Sidney resident

O. Thomas Webb died in Sidney last year after retiring to the community in 1975

Victoria resident lives well despite dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read