Marina & Howard Gerwing Scholarship 2017 – Will Piche

from Robin MacDowell

Patrick Kay and I ran a session back at our hometown high school at Cowichan Secondary School back in early January. At this practice we had the pleasure of meeting young Will Piche. Through strong ties with Tyler Leggatt he had reached out looking for quality athletes to bolster his Rogues Youth Men’s 7’s team travelling Las Vegas Festival later in March. Cowichan T-Bird Head Coach Ron Glass highly recommended to give young Will an opportunity stating that he is a wonderful talent and even better young man.

Once I reached out to Will he told me how it would be stretch to cover the tour costs at this time as his beloved mother is not able to work at this time and is in stage 4 of her cancer battle. The support from The Canadian Rugby Foundation especially the support from the “Marina & Howard Gerwing” Scholarship will help Will reach his fundraising goals to be able to play at this international competition.

Will is a great student, aspiring rugby player and this is the brightest light of hope he has had in a long time.

Posted in Awards News.