Rameses Langston recognized with Gerald McGavin Coaching Award

by Aaron Abrams

Rameses Langston was selected by BC Rugby as the 2012 recipient of the Gerald McGavin Coaching Award. In partnership with the Canadian Rugby Foundation and BC Rugby premier sponsor TrueBlue, Langston has been awarded a two-week professional development experience in New Zealand with the Wellington Rugby Football Union.

Through funding from a Canadian Rugby Foundation endowment and the TrueBlue ‘Tackle the World’ initiative, the Gerald McGavin Coaching Award provides an annualized and individualized mentoring program with New Zealand’s Rugby Union High Performance Coaches. While in Wellington this July, Langston will also be partnered with a local premier club side, each of which has a full time development officer.

“Rameses has been heavily involved with player development on the North Shore where he has worked with Championship winning teams at the Capilano RFC and Carson Graham Secondary School,” said Dave Brown, BC Provincial Coach and Development Manager.  “He headed up the very successful Vancouver North PRC (Provincial Regional Championship) U16 Program for a number of years before joining the BC U16 Program in 2010 when he worked alongside Head Coach Jeff Williams with the B-squad that won the Bronze medal in Calgary. In 2011, he and Jeff Williams moved to the U18 Men’s program where he has won consecutive Gold Medals in 2011 and 2012 in Calgary and Lennoxville, respectively.”

In 2012 Langtson moved to UBC to take up a coaching position at the university level and has also continued his involvement at the age grade level with Rugby Canada’s U17 program.

The Canadian Rugby Foundation and BC Rugby will be accepting applications this fall for the Gerald McGavin Coaching Award.

Past recipients of the Gerald McGavin Coaching Award include Tom Larisch (2007); Adam Roberts (2008); Jason Young (2009); Martin Jones (2010) and Jeff Williams (2010).


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