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 currently plays at McMaster University where she is a Social Science major. She continues to give back to the sport by coaching at BCI, as well as for the Thunder Aboriginal Rugby team in B.C.
Since July 2017, Meagan and our Roots Rugby coaches have been successful in delivering 7 camps and introducing rugby to 120 First Nations youth in Ontario. Ultimately, she would like to form Provincial U-18 Boys and Girls Indigenous teams to compete with other Indigenous teams Nationally and hopefully, Internationally. Meagan was recently awarded a Seven Grandfather's Award from McMaster University for her dedication to Indigenous youth as well as the 2018 “Grassroots” Ontario Coaching Award. In 2019, Meagan along with Roots Co-Founder Melanie Squire were chosen as Gilbert Rugby Ambassadors.
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.