Rugby Canada are very saddened to learn of the passing of former Canada Men’s Sevens player Jake Webster. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the Webster family during this unthinkable time.
December 9, 2020 (Langford, BC) – Rugby Canada are very saddened to learn of the passing of former Canada Men’s Sevens player Jake Webster. Jake was 27 years old. A warrior on the field and a beloved teammate off the field. Our deepest condolences go out to Jake’s family.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the Webster family during this unthinkable time. Please visit the following link if you are able to support: https://gf.me/u/zbxqph
Originally from Woodville, Ontario Jake was a member of the Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. Jake was also a member of Canada’s U20 men’s team that competed in the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy where his highlights included a hat trick of tries against Japan.
Calum Ramsay, Head of Performance Analysis at Rugby Canada, and the sevens squad who worked closely with Jake remember him fondly. “Jake was a huge personality within our team. He loved physicality in his rugby as much as he loved entertaining teammates in his spare time. Never a fan of fancy words or fancy footwork, Jake lived at full throttle. He was impossible to ignore and now is impossible to forget. I’m grateful for the impact Jake had on myself and our team – he’s missed already. Our love and sympathy goes out to his wife, children, and extended family.”
Rugby Canada CEO, Allen Vansen said, “On behalf of the Rugby Canada Board, staff, coaches and athletes our deepest condolences to the Webster family. Our thoughts are with you. Please know you have the support of everyone in the Canadian rugby community during this difficult time.”