Savannah Emmott Commits To Play Rugby For Western

Savannah Emmott Wester Rugby

Savannah Emmott will play OUA rugby next season for Western University. She is pictured here with Scott Morkin (UCC Head Coach),
Kalyn Walters (UWO Coach), and her dad Carl Emmott – Contributed Photo

Savannah Emmott will suit up for the Western University Mustangs women’s rugby team next year, after the local rugby star committed to the school this week.

“I have wanted to go to Western since I first played a rugby tournament on their pitch in grade nine,” said Emmott, who has been a leader for the UCC Lancers the past four seasons. “I returned to Western for sports many times throughout the years and I fell more and more in love with the vibe of the campus.”

For Emmott, who will play for the Sarnia Saints rugby program this summer, the love for the game has been contagious since entering UCC in grade nine.

“UCC first introduced me to rugby in grade nine and I quickly fell in love with the sport,” she explained.

“Over the past four years my coaches have pushed me to be a better player, a better teammate and a better leader to help me get to where I am today in rugby. I have challenged myself as well by playing on other teams outside of school so that I can learn different techniques to make me a better player and increase my rugby knowledge. I have had the opportunity to play with the London St. George travel team, I have trained with the Ontario West hub team, and I am currently playing with the Sarnia Saints women’s team. Academically, I feel as though UCC has prepared me for the work load of a university student. Throughout high school my teachers have challenged and encouraged me to help me discover my learning style so I can be successful throughout University,” explained Emmott, who will study kinesiology at Western.

For Emmott, preparing to play for Wester was a main reason she’s travelling up Highway 40 to play for the Sarnia Saints.

“I have recently been able to dip my toe into higher caliber rugby with the Sarnia women’s team and it excites me to be able to play at the University level. I am looking forward to continuing to expand my knowledge of rugby and share my love and passion for this sport.”

Several Chatham-Kent products have played for Western in recent seasons, including current Team Canada member Breanne Nicholas, who honed her skills with Western before jumping onto the National stage.

At this moment however, Emmott is just concerned with continuing to play the game she loves.

“Rugby is my passion and my outlet. It plays such an important role in my life and I would be lost without it, because of this I feel incredibly privileged and excited to have earned a spot on the Western Rugby Team. I cannot wait to join the Mustang Family.”

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