BELWOOD – Native athlete Emma Mason can be taking part in for Workforce Canada within the World Ringette Championships subsequent week.
The 17-year-old has been taking part in ringette for practically 14 years, a lot of these spent with the Elora Fergus Ringette Affiliation.
A number of members of the family, together with her mom, sisters and cousins, have additionally been concerned within the sport.
“I by no means thought after I began on the age of three that I might have made it this far, however you at all times get to shock your self,” Mason mentioned.
The World Championships happen Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 in Calgary, Alberta.
Mason deliberate to journey to Calgary on Oct. 26 to start practices along with her staff inside the Worldwide Improvement Program earlier than taking part in towards Finland.
She acquired an electronic mail invitation to check out for the staff this summer season.
From there, she travelled to Calgary for per week and tried out. Workforce officers started making cuts and Mason made the staff.
“I’m simply so excited for what’s to come back,” Mason mentioned.
She added she is happy to study from Finland and the way they play ringette, saying they play a unique fashion from Canadians.
The ringette participant can be on a staff of 17.
She’s going to play for the Workforce Canada East staff, and there can be a staff for the West as properly.
“Making that new household with my new Workforce Canada staff, and taking part in with individuals from throughout Canada, it’s tremendous cool to have these connections from coast to coast and forming these friendships,” she mentioned.
“Simply go for what you like.”
For extra info on the World Championships, go to worldringettechampionship.com.
To observe the Elora Fergus Ringette Affiliation, observe its Fb web page at fb.com/elorafergusringette.