Isabelle Harris and Simren Brar of the Abbotsford Judo Club will compete for Team BC at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games this August.
The pair are among 14 athletes selected to the team by Judo BC.
The team selection tournament was held on March 28 in Richmond. To be eligible to participate in the selection tournament, athletes needed to attend a series of tournaments and camps starting in September as part of the annual selection for the provincial team. The top athletes in each of the 14 weight divisions (seven female, seven males) have been selected to the team.
“The Western Canada Summer Games are a great multi-sport opportunity for our younger athletes. Many of these athletes have attended the BC Winter Games, and this is great opportunity to help them prepare for larger events including the next Canada Winter Games in four years,” said Aline Strasdin, Team BC coach and chair of the Judo BC Technical Committee.
The Team BC judo athletes will be training with their home clubs over the next few months, and will compete at the Canadian Judo Championships in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., May 14 to 17. The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta., August 7 to 16. For more information visit www.teambc.org and www.2015woodbullalo.com.