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 3rd July 2018


We caught up with Emily to find out more about her recent award and how she started out in women’s rugby. Emily, Year 7 has been awarded a huge trophy by the Under 15 Camborne RFC for outstanding work both on and off the pitch. But the game of rugby is no stranger to her family. Her great grandfather played for the Wasps and her grandad (who got her started), played in the Welsh National Team. Her dad has also played plenty of rugby in his time and is one of her biggest supporters at her matches. Emily most enjoys the fun of playing as a real team, she feels that compared to other sports; “the relationships are a lot closer long after the game is finished.” As no contact is allowed until 11 years old, she started her rugby journey playing Tag from the age of five. Asked about her rugby plans for the future, she’d love to play in a college team, Under 18s and then hopefully, move to professional women’s rugby. Her advice for rookies is to find a good team that will help you, and for the younger players, to start with Tag then move on up, getting used to contact. She says, “Once you’re at the contact stage, don’t be afraid, just get stuck in, then you’ll thrive, but most important of all, just enjoy the game! “ Well if Emily carries on the rugby family tradition, the skies the limit, as it definitely runs in those genes