Call for Applications: Student-Athletes for the 4th FISU World University Womens Rugby 7-a-Side Championship
Applications: Student-Athletes for the 4th FISU World University
Women’s Rugby 7-a-Side Championships
FISU, the International University Sports Federation, will be holding the 4th World University Rugby 7-a-Side Championships in Porto, Portugal in July 2010.
The Canadian women’s team won gold at the 1st and 2nd World University Championship and silver at the 3rd World University Championship.
CIS is issuing this call for applications for student-athletes interested in being considered for selection to Team Canada.
Time Commitment: Fall Selection Event – Ottawa, ON November 19-23, 2009
Preparatory Camp & Tournament – USA 7s - Las Vegas, NV
February 10 – 14, 2010
Pre-Event Training Camp
July 10 - 17, 2010
World University Championships
July 17 - 25, 2010
Please note that the selection and preparation events have been tentatively scheduled based on previous preparation scheduling for previous events. A confirmed schedule will be available once all the arrangements have been finalized.
Financial Commitment This is a self-funded event and although sponsorship is being actively sought to reduce participant costs, it is not guaranteed. Therefore, all participants should be prepared to assume the full cost of participation, estimated at a maximum of $4,200.
Selection Process All applications are due no later than 5:00 pm EST on Thursday, November 5, 2009.
Eligibility Canadian athletes attending any accredited post-secondary institution (Canadian or otherwise) that meets FISU eligibility standards can compete for Team Canada. To qualify, athletes must:
w be a Canadian citizen;
w be born between January 1st, 1982 and December 31st, 1992.
w be an amateur as intended by the International Olympic Committee and the appropriate International Sports Federation;
w be a student who is registered for, and pursuing a full-time course of study at a post-secondary institution:
· full-time status must be authorized in writing by the registrar of the institution
· post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in or outside Canada
w or be a former student who has graduated from a post-secondary institution as a student in good standing, in the year preceding the event (2009).
Selection Criteria In addition, certain selection criteria have been identified as pre-requisites for consideration. Under these, the athletes must:
w have been selected as a CIS All-Canadian; or
w been named to the CIS Championship All-star team; or
w be long-listed with the National Women’s Team program; or
w be nominated by their CIS university rugby program.
Applications All applications are due by November 5th and must be accompanied by a $500 deposit cheque. Upon invitation to attend the Selection Training Camp, the deposit becomes non-refundable.
Interested athletes must submit a brief resumé of their playing experience, particularly relating to 7-a-side rugby, via email to:
CIS Women’s Rugby 7-a-side Coordinating Committee
CIS International Program Services
801 King Edward Ave. Ste. N205
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5