Meagan Wilson began playing rugby in 9th grade at Brantford Collegiate Institute. In 12th grade she was awarded a scholarship at the renowned Shawnigan Lake Private School on Vancouver Island, BC. She played at McMaster University where her team won the CIS National Championship in 2015. She continues to give back to the sport by coaching the Norfolk Harvesters U7 minis and U17 girls, the Brantford Jesters 7's program, as well as helping out in local high schools such as Holy Trinity and McKinnon Park.
Since July 2017, Meagan and our Roots Rugby coaches have been successful in delivering 10 camps and introducing rugby to over 200 First Nations youth in Ontario. In July 2019, Meagan coached the first all-Indigenous rugby team in Ontario at the Great North 7's tournament, followed by another appearance at the Q-Meta cup in October 2019. Iroquois Roots Rugby was represented at both tournaments by a U-18 boys and girls program. For her efforts in Indigenous youth sport, Meagan was awarded a Seven Grandfather's Award from McMaster University, as well as the 2018 “Grassroots” Ontario Coaching Award. Meagan along with Roots Co-Founder Melanie Squire were chosen as Gilbert Rugby Ambassadors for 2019.
OUR CORE VALUES:
We believe in Nation to Nation sharing of our unique cultures through "cultural exchange" at the beginning of our camps. We'll share our story of Creation, some words and phrases in the Mohawk language and play traditional Iroquois games. We'll reach out to Elders and other leaders in the community to share songs, dancing, stories, etc.