Young’s Lizzie Butt is proof commitment and hard work pays off as she was announced captain of the Brumbies Schoolgirls side at Nationals earlier this month.
Lizzie and her team competed in the Schoolgirls National Championships between ACT and NSW at Merrylands High School on September 8.
Despite being defeated 60-nil, Lizzie said it was no reflection of how the team played.
“Everyone played extremely well and no one had anything left in the tank,” she said.
“That's what we really wanted to gain out of it after the second half when we knew we couldn't win - to be able to play our hardest and give it our all and that's what we did.
“I'm glad they trust my calls and my leadership and it shows that my commitment and hard work isn't going unnoticed.”
Overall Lizzie said it was an impressive game with three 25 minute thirds. She said NSW’s size and speed tested the Brumbies who were let down by defence in the end.
“The forward pack won all the scrums and line outs which was a real positive for us as they were much bigger,” she said.
“However it was such a great game and I'm really proud of the girls for how they played and conducted themselves throughout the entire match.”
The Brumbies now prepare to take on New Zealand at Canberra on October 5.
“It'll be a great opportunity to experience their style of play while also improving our skills from Nationals,” she said.
Lizzie thanked her coaches Josh, Dave and Kym for their hard work, guidance and knowledge. She also wishes to thank parents of team members who are just as committed as the players.
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