Victoria teenager named Rugby Canada’s Young Female Player of the Year

Victoria teenager named Rugby Canada’s Young Female Player of the Year

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Caroline Crossley posses for photos after recieving Rugby Canada’s 2015 Young Female Player fo the Year award.

— image credit: Jesse Laufer/Victoria News

By Jesse Laufer

Caroline Crossley is a product of Victoria’s ballooning women’s rugby scene, but in some ways she is also the cause.

Her dad, David, remembers the first time he watched her play when she was in Grade 5.

“She was just a ferocious tackler naturally,” he said. “Some people you have to teach how to tackle and contact, but she just did it from the get go.”

A former soccer coach of hers was also in the stands that afternoon. He convinced David to bring her out to…



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