Big games for young Evesham rugby ace

SCHOOL GAMES: Evesham's Rhiannon Donnahey will play for the Midlands in the rugby sevens.

SCHOOL GAMES: Evesham's Rhiannon Donnahey will play for the Midlands in the rugby sevens.

First published in Sport

EVESHAM'S Rhiannon Donnahey is one of 1,600 youngsters competing at the Sainsbury’s School Games.

The 17-year-old Prince Henry's High School pupil will represent England Midlands in the rugby sevens.

Twelve sports are being contested from September 4 until 7 in Manchester.

The event is being supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.

Donnahey will get a taste of the pressure and excitement of competing at the highest level.

She will experience an athletes' village, take part in opening and closing ceremonies and perform in front of a crowd of thousands.

Donnahey, who plays youth rugby for Worcester, said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunity of playing at a higher level at the games.

"My main aim is to perform at my best and help my team do well in the competition.”

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