Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - September 2017
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Name:  Brogran Mior

Age:  16

Sport: Rugby

Level:  National

At age 11, Brogan Mior travelled to California with her family to watch her brother play rugby.
“I saw some girls playing rugby, and I thought it looked like so much fun,” Brogan, now sixteen, says of the first time she saw girls playing rugby on that trip to California.
By the time she got home to Okotoks, she was sure she wanted to join a rugby team. The only problem? Okotoks didn’t have a girls rugby program for her age group, but Brogan didn’t let that stop her.
“I played U13 Boy’s for two years, until Okotoks developed a U15 Girl’s team,” she says.
After her fourth year of rugby – her second playing on the girl’s team – Brogan was selected to the U16 Alberta team. 
“Team Alberta was a whole new experience,” Brogan says, “and after that I was identified by Canada.” Being identified meant Brogan was invited to try out for Team Canada.
With her rugby career on the verge of a very exciting opportunity, Brogan turned to the Athlete Factory to help with her development.
“I came into the Athlete Factory to increase my strength and speed so that I could be selected as one of the best rugby players in Canada,” she says.
“Speed is a huge component in rugby. At the Athlete Factory, the focus is on speed and how fast you can do certain movements. I noticed my speed increased significantly and it really changed how I played,” Brogan says.
“I also felt more confident when I was playing, and this helped my performance on the field.”
Needless to say, Brogan’s athletic improvements and increased confidence paid off.
After the initial Team Canada tryouts, Brogan made the top 80. She then moved on to the top-40 tryout, from which the final squad of 24 would be selected.
“I was lucky enough to be picked for the 24-man squad,” Brogan says. This accomplishment meant she got to travel to Ottawa with the team to represent Canada in a test match.
Brogan says that walking out of the dressing room in Ottawa to hear the crowd cheering her and the rest of Team Canada on is one of the most memorable moments in her career so far.
“I stood in front of the crowd and got to hear ‘Oh Canada’ play, and sing it alongside my 23 talented teammates,” she says.
The experience left her hungry for more.
“After playing my first test match, it reminded my why I worked so hard to get where I am now, and why I love rugby so much.”
Brogan reminds other athletes who are aspiring to high-level accomplishments that they can never stop pushing themselves.
“You should always want to be better,” she says. “Never settle for where you’re at.”
In the next year, Brogan plans to continue pushing herself in training to increase her speed. Her specific training goals are key to help her reach her big-picture goal, which is to make Team Canada again.
With continued perseverance, Brogan is sure to achieve all her goals.  

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