Students selected for county Rugby after playing for only a couple of months.

Three girls from Pool Academy have been selected to play rugby for Cornwall – despite only starting the sport a few months ago.

Lucie Mills, Grace Pellow-Firth and Daisy Taylor were chosen after taking part in the ladies under 15s and under 18s Cornwall rugby try outs recently.

Lucie, Grace and Daisy

Lucie, Grace and Daisy

There were 68 girls participating on the day.

Grace said she has only been playing the sport for three months and Lucie started in April.

Lucie said she loves playing Rugby because it is a great way of getting rid of frustrations out on the pitch.

Grace said their first training session was held on Friday. They will be training for county every Friday night either at Bodmin or Penryn RFC from 7pm until 9pm.

Emma Mills, Lucie’s mum, said: “Lucie has only been playing rugby for about six months, continued throughout the summer and attended beach rugby tournaments.

“We as parents are extremely proud of her. She has thrown herself into rugby and hockey and is doing extremely well in both sports as well as keeping up on her studies.

“It's a shame more girls don't want to play rugby as this is an up and coming sport.”

So far three matches have been planned with the first being in Banbury. The second match is due to be held at Camborne RFC against Somerset and then they are set to travel to Devon in December for the last match this side of Christmas.

Kevin Oates, Camborne Rugby Club, said: “I and everyone at Camborne RFC are delighted and proud of the achievement of all our girls who have been selected for the County Development Squad. 

“Lucie, Grace and Daisy have done really well, considering they have only been with us for a few months.” 

Camborne Rugby Club are currently recruiting for girls 11 years and up. They train every Monday from 6pm-7.30pm.

Mr Oates said he welcomed any interest to call him on 07968639592.