Keeley Representing for Rugby
12-year-old Keeley Holmes, has returned from Penrith where she recently competed in the two-day Rugby 7s competition, representing Polding.
To be picked in the Polding side there were several tasks at hand, Keeley explained, “We participated in different drills and games before they picked a selection of possibles and probable’s, I was chosen in that selection, and then from there we played another few games before the completed team was selected.
“When I was picked I was pretty excited, I just love playing footy, I love the teamwork involved and making new friends in the sport.
Since many people in our team didn’t know each other, the day before the competition we got together for a two-hour training session, this is where everyone met, and we tested out a few different plays to get in sync with one another.
Keeley, at home, a CYMS Rugby league girl, played in the Forwards. “We were all exhausted after the second day, our coach told us that we played well and played with great sportsmanship.”
The girls finished third overall which Keeley mentioned she was quite happy with. “Since not many people knew each other, I think we played well for playing with ‘strangers’ pretty much.”
Keeley continued, “I think more girls should get involved with the sport, they shouldn’t be scared, the boys let you have a go and treat you like you are one of them. It’s a great sport to play.”