John Cannon

Rugby - inducted in 2011

John’s stellar rugby career began while playing for WJ Mouat, Abbotsford Senior and the Abbotsford Rugby Club. Some of John’a accomplishments include playing for Canada’s Under 17 team on tours to England and Germany; Canada's Under 19 team in France and Wales; and Canada's Under 23 Pacific Pride Program.

John played for Canada’s Senior National Team from 2001 to 2007 earning a total of 31 caps, competing in tournaments around the world.

John’s professional rugby career began in 2001 playing for England’s Rotherham Rugby club then later for clubs in Coventry and Doncaster - all National Division One Clubs in treh United Kingdom. In 2004 and 2005 John was named to the National Division One All-Star team and in 2006 was described by Rugby World Magazine as “perhaps the best centre outside the Premiership in England.”