Rising rugby star making a name for herself in Esquimalt

Rising rugby star making a name for herself in Esquimalt

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Sixteen-year-old Emily Parker competes in a rugby tournament in the Fraser Valley. This is the Esquimalt High School student’s third year playing with the school’s rugby academy.

— image credit: Contributed photo

The first time Emily Parker saw men playing rugby, she thought to herself “Why would anyone play that?”

Parker was watching her sister’s soccer game at Windsor Park in Oak Bay when she saw a team of men playing the sport. It was her father who initially suggested she try it.

“I thought no way, that’s going to be too crazy for me because it was a huge contact sport,” Parker said.

“I noticed the men were…



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