Westshore RFC would like to congratulate junior girls player Phoenix Skailes on being selected for the U15 BC Provincial team for the upcoming Canadian Rugby Championships. Phoenix spent the beginning and most of her life raised in Dawson City in the Yukon until age 10, when she moved with her family to Victoria. Her father Jimmy has been playing the sport of rugby for many years, and is currently a member of the Ebb Tide RFC. This prompted her to want to follow in her fathers foot steps and take up the sport. She started with the Westshore RFC Family by joining the junior girls program for the U14 team at age 12. She continued to play rugby at Spencer High School, coached under long time Westshore Valkyrie senior women’s player Brittany Sims. For the past 2 years Phoenix has made Junior Crimson Tide for the U14 all star team. Now at age 14, she has made the BC U15 provincial team for the first time being held in Kelowna, BC from 26-29 July. Her father stated “I am super proud of Phoenix. Watching my daughter set her goals for a passion and achieve them, she works very hard due to her own drive to succeed. We are honoured to be part of the Westshore family!!!” Everyone at Westshore RFC family wishes Phoenix luck at the CRC’s in upcoming weeks.