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Canadian women’s Rugby Sevens captain Jen Kish: ‘This will be my last season’

Rugby Canada team captain Jen Kish wears her new uniform at the team's practice facility in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, June, 3, 2014.
Rugby Canada team captain Jen Kish wears her new uniform at the team's practice facility in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, June, 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian women’s rugby sevens captain Jen Kish says she has one more season left in her before she retires.

The 29-year-old Edmonton native turned to social media on Friday to announce that she plans to compete for one final season before hanging up her cleats.

READ MORE: 1 year after Rugby Sevens bronze in Rio, Jen Kish says ‘heck no’ to retirement 

“Officially calling it. This will be my last season in the red & white. Its been a great 13 yrs. My goal: To inspire a few more ppl to join rugby & help my teammates win a world series, CWG’s & a 7s
world cup in July #LastSeason,” she tweeted.

Kish led the Canada sevens squad to a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

READ MORE: Female athletes leading the way for Team Canada at Rio Games 

In 2005, she was just 16 when she played for Canada at the under-19 level in the 15-player version of the game, and was eventually selected by the national team as an 18-year-old.

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She played for Canada at the 2010 Rugby World Cup before turning her attention to sevens.

Watch: Team Canada women’s rugby sevens captain Jen Kish joined us in studio to talk about winning the bronze and inspiring other young athletes to follow their dreams.

Extended video: Jen Kish interview
Extended video: Jen Kish interview

Kish’s announcement sparked a lot of reaction on Twitter Friday, with many followers thanking her for inspiring them.

Watch below: Global News’ continuing coverage of Jen Kish

— With files from Global’s Emily Mertz

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