Cornwall rugby player identified as future Olympian

In this photo from the Canadian Olympic Team website, Cornwall's Madison Grant has been eyed as a future Olympian in rugby and will get funding to help her with training. She is currently training in British Columbia. (Canadian Olympic Team via Newswatch Group)

WHITBY, Ont. – A Cornwall rugby player will be getting help to reach her Olympic dream.

Madison Grant, 17, is among 30 athletes who are part of a Canada-wide program which creates a future Olympian talent pool and helps financially back their dreams.

Grant qualified in St. Catharines, Ont. and is one of three Rugby Ontario 7s players in the RBC Training Ground program.

Grant is currently training at the Rugby Canada Development Academy in Victoria, B.C. and is part of the Cornwall Crusaders with the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union 7s.

She is a silver medalist in the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship and a bronze medalist in the 2018 Young Olympic Games.