Four students from the Women’s Rugby Union team at Cronton Sixth Form College are delighted after being selected to participate in trials to represent the North West College’s regional team.
After representing the College against other college’s in the North West, Darcy Stott former Sutton Academy pupil, Megan Jackson from Wade Deacon High School, Chelsey Fairclough and Hannah Quirk both from St Peter and Pauls Catholic College were the standout performers. The girls were chosen to represent Cronton Sixth Form at the University of Nottingham where the trials will take place. If they are successful in the trial games they will go on to play for the North West College’s Regional team against other Regions across the UK in the AoC Regional Championships.
Megan, a fly half, who has been playing Rugby for four years and is currently playing for Widnes Vikings outside of college said, “It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to play at this level. The College has given me so much encouragement to push myself and play to my best ability.” Megan is studying towards a Public Services qualification and has dreams of one day joining the police force.
Hannah, a centre, who has played Rugby for three years and also plays for Widnes Vikings said, “It’s an honour to have been selected amongst such talented girls, I think I can develop massively as a player from the trials.” Hannah is currently studying A Level Biology, Maths and Chemistry and would like to pursue a career in Science.
Chelsey, a winger, who has played rugby for just a year and a half and currently plays for Widnes RUFC said “The trials are a great opportunity for me and my team mates to get selected by a professional rugby team and put all of the hard work we do at the College training sessions into practice.” The tricky winger is currently studying Health and Social Care and has aspirations of becoming a paramedic.
Darcy, an inside centre, who has been playing rugby for almost eight years and is currently playing for Leigh RUFC said, “Playing for the College team is a fantastic chance to meet new friends that I would never have met outside of rugby. I love the training sessions at College, they are played to such a high standard.” Darcy is also studying Public Services at Cronton and has aspirations of joining the police force.