A professional rugby player from Williams Lake will be back in his hometown scouting for future stars.
Jake Ilnicki, Assistant Coach with the BC Bears Senior Men’s Program, will be in the lakecity on May 27 looking to develop potential talent to play some representative rugby down the road.
As part of BC Rugby’s aim to revitalize and improve the pathway between Provincial Representative Rugby and the Canadian National Team, Ilnicki will be looking to develop potential talent to play some representative rugby down the road.
It will be a full day for him watching players play in games that day when the Williams Lake Rustlers host teams from Terrace, Prince George, and Prince Rupert as well as attending an Identification Session.
“Earlier in the day at 10 am we have a bit of a skills session that we’re trying to bring everybody out, girls, High School kids, even some of the Senior Men’s players that want to come out and just get a little bit extra out of the day, and just pick up some skills and then we can have kind of a better look at whose is interested.”
Ilnicki noted that anyone interested in attending the Identification Session on May 27 should go to the BC Rugby website to find a registration form and if you just want to show up that’s fine as well.
“I’m still planning on playing a bit more socially now. I’ve kind of stepped back from playing professionally. I’ve been doing that for the past 10 years and I just kind of came to that point in my career where I wanted to focus a bit more on growing Rugby where I came from, Williams Lake, and across the Province as well as on my family back home,” Ilnicki said about his future.