Fast and exciting rugby sevens at the West Island College tournament in Calgary, Canada #YYC

Griffins can fly! Action from Ernest manning High School Griffins Senior Boys rugby 7s

Griffins can fly! Action from Ernest Manning HS Senior Boys rugby 7s © J. Ashley Nixon

Faster, more exciting brother of the oval ball game

West Island College (WEC) has been putting on a High School Rugby Sevens tournament for five years now. It’s a competitive event in a growing high schools sports movement in Calgary which now has around twenty high schools involved with the faster, more exciting brother of the oval ball football games played commonly in these parts.

Ernest Manning High School vs West Island College, Calgary

Friday’s event brought in six teams- from Springbank, West Mount, Ernest Manning (2), Bow Valley, High River to join two teams from WIC. They played Friday at the West Islanders field, tightly hemmed in by the college and the Calgary Farmers Market down Blackfoot Trail.

Chas scores a try for EWrnest manning High School in the West Island Colege rugby 7s tournament, May 20, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada © J. Ashley Nixon

Chaz scores a try for Ernest Manning High School in the West Island College rugby 7s tournament, May 20, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
© J. Ashley Nixon

The final saw the hosts facing off against the Ernest Manning High School Griffins. The extended play of 10 minutes per half was not enough to solve things so the tilt went to sudden death extra time. In a game where possession means so much, The Griffins kicked off, and the ball went too deep. So the WEC lads got a free kick from the half-way line, held on to the ball and went over for a score that earned them a nice piece of chiseled glass. Look out world, the rugby sevens game is coming up fast.

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