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Sydney Gregson

Sydney Gregson

Key Facts

SquadHartpury
PositionFullback
Age18
Height1.65m (5'5")
Weight69kg (10st 12lb)
Caps0

Profile

Having only taken up the game from the age of 13, Sydney has burst onto the Women's rugby scene. After being brought up and schooled in Hertfordshire – The Knight's Templar School and St Mary's junior and infant School – Sydney found her way to Hartpury College to do a rugby Advance Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence  (AASE).

England player Danielle Waterman makes it onto Sydney's list of most admired players along with Heather Fisher and two of the best place kickers in the game, Jonny Wilkinson and Leigh Halfpenny. And while we're talking Wilkinson and Halfpenny, if Sydney could have any three people in the world around for dinner it would be those two and James Corden. An interesting meal indeed!

Sydney's mum, her school and local coaches from Letchworth RFC (her first club) are her biggest influences in getting her into the game. She captained the Letchworth team but not before her funniest moment in rugby: “When I first started I didn’t realise I couldn’t run past the dead ball line, so when I was running to put the ball down under the posts I ended up stepping over it and the try didn’t count.”

She's since worked that one out and has gone on to represent London and the south-east division in Sevens in 2011 and 2012 in the UK School Games and she’s played seven games in the15s version of the sport from 2010 to 2013.

She's big into her shopping, enjoys a bit of netball and if you get her on karaoke she'll belt out Uptown Girl like there's no tomorrow. Oh, and if she could be anything or anyone in the world she'd like to be The Queen… or a lawyer. Well you can’t do both.

Last updated: November 20, 2013

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