U16 Girls Head Coach
Jeff “Purple” Hayes got his start playing rugby at Shawnigan Lake School and the Cowichan Rugby Club. After a brief stint at number 8, Jeff was finally elevated to Loose Head Prop where he played until his retirement at age 31.
As a junior, Jeff was selected to the U19 Crimson Tide Team coached by CW’s Macca, as well as to the BC and Canada U19 Teams. As a Senior player, he played for the Crimson Tide and Vancouver Reps, and was selected to the Senior Men’s BC and Canada Teams.
Highlights of his career include being on the bench for the Canada Team that beat Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in 1993. However, he did play against England, Australia, Japan, Argentina, and Otago, all career highlights.
Hayes returned to rugby to coach two of his kids. He started with the U8 Mini Program in 2011 and has been moving up with his kids ever since. This year he is Head Coach for the Girl's U16 program, a role where has achieved considerable success.