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Seattle Seawolves Sign Capilano RFC and UBC Alum Connor Weyell

27-Dec-2017

December 27, 2017:  The Seattle Seawolves are excited to announce the signing of former University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbird, Connor Weyell. Reuniting in Seattle with former UBC teammate Brock Staller, Weyell brings dedication and a strong sense of the game to the Seawolves. “Connor is an extremely intelligent player who will thrive in the highly competitive environment that will prevail in the MLR.” said Head Coach Tony Healy, “The Seawolves will benefit from both his character and superb work ethic.”

Born and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C), Weyell was first introduced to rugby through his father who played the sport. It was while attending Handsworth Secondary School and competing for his local rugby club Capilano RFC that he grew his passion for the game. Following his high school career, Weyell chose to attend the University of British Columbia and continue playing rugby with the Thunderbirds. From 2012 to 2017, Weyell and the Thunderbirds went on an incredible run of success, placing 3rd at the 2015 World University Rugby Cup and winning the B.C Premier League for 3 consecutive years from 2015 to 2017. Recently, Weyell followed his success at UBC by winning the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship, playing at lock for the BC Bear’s Senior Men’s team alongside his former UBC teammates as well as future Seawolves Phil Mack, George Barton, and Cam Polson.

Weyell is excited to make his mark in Seattle, saying, “I am looking forward to getting involved with the community to help the growth of rugby in the Pacific Northwest."

We are proud to welcome Connor Weyell to the Seattle Seawolves family.

 

More About the Seawolves:

The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle's Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. Select MLR games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network, as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between Major League Rugby and the television network. The inaugural season kicks off Spring 2018, with all Seawolves home games being played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. Season tickets are now on sale. Reserve your seats here.

The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenet of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Brian Jones at brian@seattleseawolves.com.

 

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