Men's & Women’s Rugby Sevens Gold Medalist

Natasha Watcham-Roy

Canadian Olympic Medal Count

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Biography

Natasha Watcham-Roy grew up in Gatineau, Quebec where she began playing rugby in grade nine because her older brother played the sport. After high school, she attended the University of Ottawa where she would become captain of the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team. Before joining Canada’s centralization program, Watcham-Roy played club rugby at Hull Volant and provincially with Rugby Quebec. She has plenty of international sevens experience, having played for Canada three times at the FISU Women’s Sevens Championship, including with the 2014 gold medal-winning team. She made her debut with Canada’s Women’s Sevens team during the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series. Watcham-Roy also helped Canada win gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, scoring three tries in the tournament. She missed most of the 2015-16 WSWS with injury, returning to action for the final event of the season in France.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Kathryn Watcham and Yvan Roy… Brothers Kris, Keegan and Zachary Watcham-Roy… Getting Into the Sport: Was inspired by her brother’s high achievements in the sport at a young age…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioRugbyWomensBronze

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - BRONZE

Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD

Women’s Sevens World Series: 2015-16 – 3rd place; 2014-15 – 2nd place

FISU World Championship: 2014 – GOLD