Langley’s Jordyn Myers displayed her kicking prowess at Topham Park prior to leaving for Calgary earlier this month. The 14-year-old represented Team B.C. at the U16 national rugby festival.

Myers making her mark

Fourteen-year-old from Langley chosen to play for Team B.C. U16 squad at Rugby Festival

While Jordyn Myers loves playing soccer, it doesn’t quite offer her all that she is looking for.

More specifically, physicality.

“In soccer, I was more aggressive than others, and I wasn’t allowed to hit people like that,” admitted the 14-year-old.

Myers has long been familiar with rugby, watching her dad Adam play with the Langley Rugby Club, but she didn’t try the sport for herself until last year.

And Myers never thought she would even give it a try.

Now? She still loves soccer, but rugby is also competing for her attention.

“Soccer was where my heart was at, but now I see myself wanting to do (rugby).”

Myers is proving to be a quick learner as well.

She spent last week (Aug. 5 to 10) in Calgary as part of Team B.C.’s U16 squad at the 2014 National Festival.

The squad went 2-2 in their four-game series against Alberta and Ontario.

“She has worked really hard and worked her way onto this B.C. team, which is pretty difficult because we have — especially in the Valley — a huge crop of up and coming young players,” said Jen Ross, Team B.C.’s U16 coach.

“She definitely stood out and was able to get us to notice her for the top 25 in the province.”

Myers, the youngest playeron the team, came off the bench for her team, playing a utility back role as a wing and centre.

She scored one try over the four games.

Ross had not coached Myers prior to the tournament.

“I know having watched her play at the regional championships and at our trials the last two weeks, she is a real optimistic player and she tries very, very hard,” the coach said.

“At this age, it is more about development (but) she has good fitness, good skill level and a really good attitude.”

Myers says her success in the sport is simple.

“I think it is all about heart and mental decisions,” she explained. “(And) you just have to have the right technique to make the tackles.”

She also hopes to continue advancing in the game.

“I think it is an extremely great experience to be able to travel for rugby,” Myers said.

Heading into Grade 9 at Walnut Grove Secondary when school resumes, Myers plans on playing this upcoming season with both the Gators and the Langley Rugby Club’s girls program.

She also plans to continue playing soccer with Langley FC. Myers, who has played at the Metro level and in the High Performance League, will play this season at the Gold level.

She plays fullback or outside centre in soccer.


Myers was one of two girls from the Langley Rugby Club who played for Team BC in Calgary.

She was joined on the roster by Cloverdale’s Jordynn Senay.

Just Posted

TWU women’s soccer team takes silver at U SPORTS games

Spartans claim second spot following 2-1 loss to Gee-Gees Sunday in Ottawa

Fort Gallery exhibit touches on climate change

Murmuration runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 9 at the Fort Gallery

Touching note left on Langley veteran’s windshield

A local veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

Aldergrove dresses up for Christmas

Aldergrove Business Association sponsors Decorate Your Storefront Competition

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

UPDATE: Man, 19, dies following shooting in Abbotsford

Victim was airlifted to hospital Monday afternoon, but died shortly afterwards

Surging Rangers beat visiting Canucks 2-1

Goalie Lundqvist ties Plante on all-time wins list

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

BCHLers on NHL Central Scouting players to watch list

The list includes seven current BCHL skaters

Most Read