A BIG congratulations to our very own Nepean Raven Emma Kelly on being selected for Team Ontario! Emma and her team will be heading to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta in February 2019.
Needless to say Emma had a very busy season and all of her hard work and dedication paid off. Anyone who knows Emma, knows that she truly lives by the Ringette Canada’s tagline “Play it. Love it. Live it.”
During the AAA season, all athletes from 6 teams, were scouted at each Challenge Cup and during the Ontario Winter Games, in hopes of an invitation to tryout for Team Ontario. Emma was invited to the first camp, along with 59 other athletes from across the province.
After an intense weekend at the first camp in Oshawa, Emma found out that she had made it to the second camp in Ottawa! But this time, with only 29 other amazing ringette players. Four days later, it came time for her interview to find out if she had made it or not. This is how Emma describes achieving this amazing milestone in her ringette career.
“It feels surreal. This has been a dream of mine since I was 10 years old. I am so thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to tryout and make the team! I want to say a big thank you to all of my coaches and parents for helping me throughout the years and a huge thank you to Nepean Ringette for teaching me everything I needed to succeed. I can’t wait to keep training and start the season with these amazing girls!”.
We wish Emma and her team nothing but the best of luck at the Canada Winter Games!