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Elona Williams

Age: 24

Hails From: Los Angeles, California

Job That Pays the Bills: Is a middle school student-teacher/special education intervention specialist

Rugby Life:

  • Local High School (Assistant Coach)

  • ICEF Rugby (Assistant Coach at age 16)

  • ICEF (Player - started at age 13)

  • UC Irvine Rugby (Player)

  • Life West (Player)

  • ARPTC (Player)

  • ROOTS Rugby (Player)

Leading Like a Boss:

  • Ambassador through the Sports 4 All Foundation and helped coach K-12 students at Shanghai RFC

  • Was selected to the Tiger Rugby Camp at the IMG Academy, Tiger Rugby Elite

  • Vice President and Match Secretary of UC Irvine

  • Won the Armstrong Leadership Scholarship for four-straight years

Why We Love Elo:

  • Is committed to improving conditions for female athletes particularly women of color

  • Working towards her Master’s in Education and teaching credentials with the hope of becoming a Social Justice Educator serving the Black/POC/LGBTQIA community and womxn

Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): ICEF Alumnae Return to Reinvest (2020); Irvine Wins Gold Coast Opener (2018); Canterbury Collegiate Player of February (2017)

All photos provided by the award recipient

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