Athlete | Rugby
Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Bryn Keys honed his skills with the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club and played high school rugby at Yale and Bateman secondaries. Highlights of his youth rugby career included a provincial U16 title with the ARFC, and a national silver medal with the B.C. U18 side.
Keys got his first taste of representing Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championships (U19) in Durban, South Africa. He gained carded athlete status two years later, and went on to have a long and productive career wearing the maple leaf on the international stage, competing at the U21 and senior levels. He earned eight international test caps for the Canadian men’s 15s side, and suited up for nine tournaments with the national sevens squad including the 2009 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Dubai.
Keys’s club rugby successes included a CIS invitational championship (2003) and a CIS national sevens title (2011) with the Victoria Vikes, and a provincial title with the Aurora (Ont.) Barbarians in 2007. He played professionally in 2009-10 with Moseley Rugby Club in Manchester, England. While playing for the James Bay Athletic Association in 2011, injuries conspired to bring Keys’s rugby career to a premature end.