Rugby riches lure talented teenager
Talented Albany rugby centre Georgia Crosby has her sights set on higher honours after helping WA finish fifth at the National Youth Sevens Championships in Queensland at the weekend.
Representing WA at the tournament for the second straight year, Crosby scored three tries and played an important role in her side winning four games at Ballymore Stadium.
WA beat North Territory (40-0) in their opening game with Crosby scoring three tries before they defeated Queensland White (33-7) and then lost to Australian Capital Territory (33-17).
They went on to draw 15-15 with NSW White and then beat ACT (19-5) to set up a clash with Qld Grey on the final day for fifth and sixth place, prevailing 24-10.
The 17-year-old went to school at Aranmore Catholic College in Perth this year on a rugby scholarship and plans to move back home to Albany to complete Year 12 in 2019.
However, she will still commit to regular trips to Perth for training and games with a goal of making the final State team that will play in the Aon Women's Uni 7s Series.
“I’ll travel up next year and train with the Aon 7s team and hopefully get picked to play for them,” Crosby said.
“It’s a big competition played over different States and WA are bringing in a side next year.
“The competition offers the nation’s best talent the opportunity to train and play in a high-level environment.”
Crosby first had a taste of rugby at a school clinic in Albany in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since as she peruses the possibility of a making a career out of the sport.
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