Yorkton This Week, January 29, 2021
Photo Credit: Rugby Canada
Saskatchewan farm girl Delaney Aikens is finding success in Rugby 7s.
Growing up playing hockey, Aikens discovered rugby while attending Notre Dame Collegiate in Wilcox, Sask. The 20-year-old from Briercrest, Sask., first started playing the traditional 15 person rugby game. She competed on the Saskatchewan U16 and U18 rugby teams before starting to focus on Rugby 7s.
Attending UBC to play varsity rugby, Aikens cracked Canada’s youth roster and is now flagged as a potential team member for the Olympic Games. A spot she helped Canada secure at the Pan American Games.