Women’s Rugby News

The University of Prince Edward Island has been awarded the 2024 U SPORTS women’s rugby championship, a historic first for their program. The event will occur at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place, where the Panthers will host their ninth U SPORTS national championship, their most recent being men’s hockey in 2023.  

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“Fresh off a historic season in which we captured our first AUS rugby championship, we can’t wait to make history again when we host the U SPORTS women’s rugby championship in 2024,” said Jane Vessey, UPEI director of athletics and recreation. “Over the years, we have witnessed how hosting a national championship can bring a community together, and we’re excited to provide the spotlight for one of Canada’s biggest rugby tournaments.” 

The UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place is a multi-functional athletic facility home to the 2009 Canada Games. It is also a center-stone in community sports and recreation. 

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“We are proud to welcome talented athletes from across Canada to Charlottetown in 2024 for the prestigious U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “Thanks to the full support of our community partners and our reputation as a premier sport-hosting destination, Charlottetown is ready to deliver an electrifying and unforgettable championship.” 

The UPEI Panthers are coming off their best-ever season following their first national championship appearance in 2022.