Rugby Canada Announce Jack Hanratty as Canadian National Senior Women’s 7s Interim Head Coach
Langford, B.C. CANADA: Rugby Canada has appointed Jack Hanratty as Canadian National Senior Women’s 7s Team Interim Head Coach, effective immediately, through the end of the 2021 calendar year.
Hanratty has filled roles as Assistant Coach of Rugby Canada’s Senior Women’s 15s Team, Head Coach of the U-20 Women’s 15s Team, Rugby Canada Academy Coach – Canadian Sports Centre (CSC) Atlantic and most recently as Canada’s Assistant Coach for the 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens Fast Four events in Vancouver and Edmonton. He will continue in an advisory role to CSC Atlantic and Rugby Nova Scotia throughout his contract with the National Senior Women’s 7s Team.
“Jack is an obvious selection to lead our women’s team into the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai while we finalize our recruitment process for a permanent head coach,” said Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen. “We expect to have a permanent coach in-place for when the team returns after the holiday season.”
Hanratty and the Women’s 7s Team will assemble for training in Langford, British Columbia, ahead of November’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Dubai tournament and will be joined by University of Victoria Vikes Women’s Head Coach Brittany Waters, who will join the team’s coaching staff in a support role while in Langford.
Hanratty’s appointment falls in line with Rugby Canada’s High Performance redevelopment strategy, ensuring the organization’s national teams have the leadership required to foster and maintain a modern, sustainable and safe environment.
About Rugby Canada
Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in Canada. They administer and operate Men’s and Women’s Senior and Junior National programs in both rugby 15s and 7s, as well as govern the Club and community game for more than 30,000 registered participants from coast to coast in conjunction with ten Provincial Union members.
Rugby Canada is headquartered at the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, BC, with staff also working from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Rugby Canada business operations, programs and events are delivered nationwide, including the internationally recognized HSBC Canada Sevens annual tournaments.