She also wants to become a PE teacher and a coach.

PE student Joanne Lyon, also 15, has also been chosen for the North West Ladies rugby team playing number three prop. Joanne would like to become a physiotherapist in the future.

The two girls were playing against the North East team recently when the match was abandoned half way through because of a blizzard. Both girls also play hockey for Runcorn ladies' team.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the North West squad should contact Widnes RUFC.


Fairfield High School pupil Nicola Carter has been picked for the North West under-16 rugby squad after a gruelling session in Chester.
    Nicola, 15, who counts GCSE physical education among her studies, also represents the school at hockey and has been playing rugby for Widnes RUFC Ladies' Team for the last three years.
    She plays in the number eight position at the rear of the scrum, a role requiring a great deal of skill, strength and stamina.
    She was also included in the Cheshire Games over the last two years representing Halton in the tag rugby team. Nicola said the tag game was a bit more tame than the real thing but is an excellent introduction for beginners.
    In future, Nicola would like to continue playing rugby and achieve recognition at international level.

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Article and Pictures Courtesy of the Widnes Weekly News