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Get to know the Assassins – Shannon Smith

Alumni – Shannon Smith  (top row, second from the right)

Shannon played with the Assassins for approximately 12 years. She played in a variety of positions such as flank (6/7), eight-man (8), scrum-half (9) and inside centre (12). She started playing rugby in grade 10 (1999) at Glenlawn Collegiate and joined the Assassins in 2000. Shannon also played for the Junior Provincial team in 2000 and 2001, as well as the Senior Provincial team from approximately 2002-2008. Most recently, Shannon played touch rugby in New Zealand for 2 years in 2011 and 2012.

Why the Assassins?

“I joined the Assassins because my coaches in high school were all Assassins including Chris Chapman, Jamie Cole, and Kittie Ip. It seemed to be a no-brainer and one I’ve never regretted as the club quickly became very special to me for many reasons but primarily it was the people: The number of lifelong friends I have made through playing rugby is incredible and the Assassins is where it all began. Teammates, club mates and coaches will always have a special place in my heart. While I’ll never forget the fun we had off the field, more important are the memories of the work we put in on the field which led to some spectacular games and moments.”