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Saint Mary's Welcomes new rugby coach

Saint Mary's Welcomes new rugby coach

The women's rugby team will see a change in head coaching duties this season.  Amber Davison, a former assistant with the team, will take over as head coach and Megan Kinsman, former head coach, will remain as an assistant.

Amber brings Saint Mary's a wealth of rugby playing and coaching experience to the team.  She was a member of the Acadia Axewomen for 5 years, played on Team Atlantic, and is a current player with the Nova Scotia Senior Women's Keltics.

On the coaching side, she is the head coach for the Nova Scotia U20 Women's Keltics and is also an assistant for the NS U18's 7's team, Halifax West High School, and also has a role with the HRFC mini program.

The new coach has this to say about the team "I'm really excited about this season. We've got a lot of veterans returning and a lot of potential in the first years coming in. Like any season in the AUS, we'll have to battle for success but I'm confident if we stick to our game plan we'll bring the program in a positive direction".  

Kevin Downie, Director of Athletics & Recreation added, "Amber was an assistant coach with the team last year and is very familiar with the program and the local rugby scene. She has an impressive resume and clearly loves her sport. We are very lucky to have her with us".

The Huskies kick off regular season play on the road vs StFX on September 9th.  They open at home, at Huskies Stadium on September 18th vs UPEI.