Q and A with Ajax Pan Am Games rugby 7s athlete Sara Kaljuvee

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Brad Kelly Ajax News Advertiser

SARA KALJUVEE

Date of birth: February 7, 1993

Hometown: Ajax

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia

Sport: Rugby 7s

Venue: Exhibition Stadium

Competition dates: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12

1. What does it mean to you to represent your country on home soil?

It means everything. It’s one of those things that it never loses its feeling every time you put on the Canada jersey. It’s everything you’ve ever worked for. It’s unbelievable.

2. Are there any advantages to competing at home?

I would say yes. We’ll have a very passionate Canadian crowd behind us. We’ve already experienced playing on home soil with the World Series event back in April. We have to build off that going forward.

3. How many family and friends to you expect to be cheering you on?

I don’t have a number, but I expect a lot. Being from Ajax, I’ll have a lot of family and a lot of friends who will be home from school. I’m not going to think about that the whole time. I’m there for the team. We’re there focusing on the process. They will be in the background, but it will definitely be a crazy experience.

4. What is your fondest personal sporting experience?

That would have to be winning the Amsterdam 7s this past May and claiming second place overall in the World Series event. that was definitely a highlight game, being a starter in the final, playing my first 20-minute final. As a team we really came together.

5. What are your personal goals and expectations for the Pan Am Games?

Play like I know how to, stick to the process, and everything will come from there.

Q and A with Ajax Pan Am Games rugby 7s athlete Sara Kaljuvee

Competition dates are July 11-12

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Brad Kelly Ajax News Advertiser

SARA KALJUVEE

Date of birth: February 7, 1993

Hometown: Ajax

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia

Sport: Rugby 7s

Venue: Exhibition Stadium

Competition dates: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12

1. What does it mean to you to represent your country on home soil?

It means everything. It’s one of those things that it never loses its feeling every time you put on the Canada jersey. It’s everything you’ve ever worked for. It’s unbelievable.

2. Are there any advantages to competing at home?

I would say yes. We’ll have a very passionate Canadian crowd behind us. We’ve already experienced playing on home soil with the World Series event back in April. We have to build off that going forward.

3. How many family and friends to you expect to be cheering you on?

I don’t have a number, but I expect a lot. Being from Ajax, I’ll have a lot of family and a lot of friends who will be home from school. I’m not going to think about that the whole time. I’m there for the team. We’re there focusing on the process. They will be in the background, but it will definitely be a crazy experience.

4. What is your fondest personal sporting experience?

That would have to be winning the Amsterdam 7s this past May and claiming second place overall in the World Series event. that was definitely a highlight game, being a starter in the final, playing my first 20-minute final. As a team we really came together.

5. What are your personal goals and expectations for the Pan Am Games?

Play like I know how to, stick to the process, and everything will come from there.

Q and A with Ajax Pan Am Games rugby 7s athlete Sara Kaljuvee

Competition dates are July 11-12

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Brad Kelly Ajax News Advertiser

SARA KALJUVEE

Date of birth: February 7, 1993

Hometown: Ajax

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia

Sport: Rugby 7s

Venue: Exhibition Stadium

Competition dates: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12

1. What does it mean to you to represent your country on home soil?

It means everything. It’s one of those things that it never loses its feeling every time you put on the Canada jersey. It’s everything you’ve ever worked for. It’s unbelievable.

2. Are there any advantages to competing at home?

I would say yes. We’ll have a very passionate Canadian crowd behind us. We’ve already experienced playing on home soil with the World Series event back in April. We have to build off that going forward.

3. How many family and friends to you expect to be cheering you on?

I don’t have a number, but I expect a lot. Being from Ajax, I’ll have a lot of family and a lot of friends who will be home from school. I’m not going to think about that the whole time. I’m there for the team. We’re there focusing on the process. They will be in the background, but it will definitely be a crazy experience.

4. What is your fondest personal sporting experience?

That would have to be winning the Amsterdam 7s this past May and claiming second place overall in the World Series event. that was definitely a highlight game, being a starter in the final, playing my first 20-minute final. As a team we really came together.

5. What are your personal goals and expectations for the Pan Am Games?

Play like I know how to, stick to the process, and everything will come from there.