I started playing rugby union in 2015 for the Jindabyne Bushpig’s (even though I was just a piglette) before being asked to play for UNI Norths OWLs by Tony Doherty (also known as Doc) while I was playing a 10’s comp at Viking park in 2016.
I’ve been with the OWLs now for 4 years and I’ve loved every second of being a part of the club. I also played a year with the school girl’s Brumbies and Brumbies 7’s squad in 2016 and 2017. I’ve learnt so much from being with the OWLs and I’ve made amazing brothers and sisters while being here.
I’m sad to be missing out on this season as I’m going back to Canada in March to work with kids as an outdoor activities instructor.
I was lucky enough to play Kiama 7’s and also play the first trial match against Royals before hanging up the boots for the year.
My first and last game of the season couldn’t have played better with a cheeky chip and chase that turned into a killer try.
I asked Greg and Crowie (woman’s coaches) if I could do a chip and chase (AKA the Dorito) but they said NO – it’s a trial game and we wanted to keep it simple. I just on kept asking and with 5 minutes to go in the game they said OK – DO IT !! When the last play was called, I yelled out to the girls that we were about to run a ‘Dorito’.
As planned I stood back from scrum half, kicked the ball and Jess Hurrell ran it down but, despite her incredible speed, got caught at half way. Jess popped the ball to me and I ran, like the wind blowing across the Yukon, from half way and scored a killer try.
Greg and Crowie were definitely shocked that it worked but we were stoked that I got to end my season on a high.
Can’t wait to be back with my favourite club again in the future
HOOT HOOT – love Amy