Pronghorns Created Southern Alberta Dynas
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played incredible defence, which we’ve always done here.”
It likely didn’t hurt that the Pronghorns have arguably Canadian
rugby’s largest and most loyal fanbase, which was out in full
force that cool fall day.
“There weren’t really a lot of bleachers, but we gure it was
about 1,500 people around that grass eld, so it might have
been pretty intimidating because there wasn’t a whole lot of
space out there,” recalls Langevin.
The amazing support the Pronghorns enjoy year in and year
out is perhaps the enduring legacy of the 2008 national
championships. Crowds frequently number in four digits, the
team members are widely recognized student-athletes who
appear in ads for the university, and girls grow up in Lethbridge
dreaming about playing rugby for the Pronghorns.
“I think it is very much the culture of women’s rugby being
entrenched here in Lethbridge as being something that the
community knows about and is proud about,” says Langevin.