Dion Crowder

Nationality Fijian
Position Backline Wing

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    Experience 2017 -2019
    Back Line
    Seattle Seawolves: 15s
    Signed with the Seattle Seawolves for the inaugural US Major League Rugby season and
    then re-signed for the 2018-19 season. Part of the team that won the championship two
    years in a row.

    2016 – present
    Wing/Back Line
    Seattle Rugby Club: 15s
    Played for Seattle Rugby Club (formerly Seattle Saracens) premier side in the British
    Columbia Premiership league. Received “Back Line Player of the Year” award in 2018.
    Developed community outreach and youth development program to grow the sport in the
    Pacific Northwest.

    2015 – 2016
    Wing/Back Line
    Purdue University RC; 15s
    Captained the Purdue University rugby team in 2016, leading the team to national qualifiers.
    Placed in Big 10 conference select team and nominated to collegiate all american squad

    2020-01 – 2020-01
    Yomitan Beach Boys: 7s
    Recruited to play in Kyushu regional 7s qualifier tournament in Okinawa, Japan. Directly
    contributed to undefeated record during tournament, leading to #1 spot. Awarded “Player of
    the Tournament”.

    2017 – present
    Washington Athletic Club: 7s
    Defending USA Club 7s National champion from 2019. Third place finish in 2017. Three time
    USA Club 7s National qualifier.

    2017 -2017
    Fiji Savu Water: 7s
    Played alongside Fiji Olympic gold medalists to win the Rugbytown 7s tournament, scoring 7
    tries including 2 in the final.

    2011 – 2016
    Purdue University, Technology, Leadership and Innovation, BSc Community and Volunteering

    2016 -present
    Youth Coach
    Seattle Rugby Club
    Assisted in planning and execution of multiple youth rugby coaching sessions; age groups
    ranging 5-18 years old.

    2018 -present
    Rugby Mentor
    Seattle Rugby Club liaison for “Students Organized Against Racism” group at Sherwood
    Forest Elementary School. Organized activities and conversation around race with
    successful members of the Seattle rugby community. Offered visibility and a path forward for
    students of color to be successful through and find confidence in rugby.

    2018 -present
    Club Representative
    Special Olympics Washington
    Participated in and represented Seattle Rugby Club at several Special Olympics events.
    Provided encouragement, coaching and assistance to disabled athletes and event


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