Ryan Banks

Rugby - inducted in 2013

Ryan is being inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in the athelete category for his outstanding achievements in the sports of rugby and football. In rugby, Ryan represented Canada 36 times on the national men's rugby squad. He played for the National team at the World Cup in 1999 and again in 2003. In the World Cup of 2003, he was the team captain. Ryan also played for the Bedford Blues Rugby Club in England for one season professionally, where he distinguished himself as the top team try scorer.

Aside from his national team commitments, Ryan played for the Pocomo and Burnaby Lake Rugby Clubs for nearly 15 years. Currently he is the playing coach of the premier team of the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club.

In football, Ryan has an illustrious career starting for Abby Senior, culminating by being awarded the Jim Young scholarship in 1990 and then playing varsity football at SFU while still playing in the off season for Pocomo R.C.