Lucas Hammond was one of the youngest faces on the 2012-13 IRB World Sevens Series as he played in Dubai, South Africa and Wellington, gaining invaluable experience in his teenage years. Growing up in Toronto, he played high school rugby at Oakwood Collegiate and later for the Toronto Nomads. He went on to represent Canada at the Under-17 Wellington Rugby Festival and for the Under-18 national squad at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man. He played for Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and played in seven of nine tournaments during the 2014-15 season.
Family: Parents Doug and Karen… Brothers Matthew and James… Sisters Monica and Marlie-Joy… Moved to Canada in 2005 when he was 12… His parents are both Canadians who decided to move back from South Africa to be closer to family… Getting into the sport: Started playing in South Africa at age seven… Outside Interests: Enjoys going to the beach, surfing, hiking, kayaking, dreaming of making it to the NHL… Studying social work part time at University of Victoria.. Odds and Ends: Nickname is Hammer… Stays relaxed ahead of games by listening to music, particularly Taylor Swift… His parents are both Salvation Army pastors so he grew up volunteering at the food bank and providing community meals… Collects magnets from everywhere he travels for his mother…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
Men’s Sevens: 2013-14 – 6th place
CWG: 2014 – 9th place
SWC: 2013 – plate winners