Student to represent Canada on national Rugby team
November 13, 2017
Canada’s women’s roster for November’s three-match Old Wealth Mutual Series against England has been announced. It includes Mustang and King’s student-athlete, Veronica Harrigan. She joins 11 previous Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup Team players as well as 16 other new members.
Harrigan qualified for this tour by competing with the Canadian Women's U20 Team in the summer. She also represented Team Ontario at the Canadian Rugby Championships where the team took home gold. Her showing in both of these competitions as well as her performance this past season with the Western Mustangs in U-sports rugby combined to have Harrigan selected for the national team.
She is currently in her third year at King’s studying Sociology and Criminology and her third year playing for the Mustangs. Her position on the field is prop.
“I am very honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent Canada at the national level. It is always a great opportunity to be able to play at the highest level possible with some of the best athletes in Canada. Being named to this roster gives me the opportunity to potentially earn my first cap with the Senior Women's National 15's team and that has been a long time goal of mine,” says Harrigan.
The team will depart for England on November 13, arriving on Tuesday the 14 with only three days before their first game. The first game to be played at Allianz Park, London on Friday, November 17.
King’s is proud to support Harrigan in representing Canada overseas and wishes the team good luck.