Delaney Aikens of Canada gets ready to face Mexico in rugby sevens action at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games

Delaney Aikens


A newcomer to the women’s sevens senior national team, Delaney Aikens brings strong experience from age grade development programs where she cemented herself as a standout player. Prior to getting carded for Canada’s national squad, Aikens furthered her experience in rugby playing at the University of British Columbia for two years, participating in two under-18 tournaments for Canada, and touring with the second-tier development team, the Maple Leafs. While representing the UBC Thunderbirds, Aikens led the team with seven tries during the 2019 Canada West Sevens Series. She was a member of Team Canada that won bronze at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.


Getting into the Sport: Was introduced to rugby while in grade nine at her private school in Saskatchewan… Was drawn to the aggression and intensity of the sport… Outside interests: Studying at the University of British Columbia… Enjoys spending time with friends and family when not training or traveling for rugby… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it”

Notable International Results

Youth Olympic Games: 2018 - BRONZE