'It's nice to be back on radar'

Newly appointed head coach of Canadian women’s rugby team, Sandro Fiorino, left, joins East Camp attendees Annie Kennedy of Kingston and Queen's Gaels alumni Lauren McEwen at Queen’s University’s Nixon Field on Friday. (Sebastian Bron/The Whig-Standard)
Newly appointed head coach of Canadian women’s rugby team, Sandro Fiorino, left, joins East Camp attendees Annie Kennedy of Kingston and Queen's Gaels alumni Lauren McEwen at Queen’s University’s Nixon Field on Friday. (Sebastian Bron/The Whig-Standard)

KINGSTON, ON - The Whig, By Sebastian Bron - Annie Kennedy was studying for a human physiology exam in Acadia's Vaughn Memorial Library when she received an email.

It was from Rugby Canada.

Kennedy, then a second-year kinesiology student at Acadia University and roughly a year removed from experiencing nerve damage to her right calf and foot, shuffled through the message frantically. She picked up the bare essentials — the whats and wheres, the whens.

She'd been selected as part of a group of 40 rugby players east of Ontario to attend the Canadian women's rugby team's East Camp, May 16-20. The four-day camp, held in preparation for the national team's tour to Europe in the coming November, was to be hosted by Queen's University. READ MORE>

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