SIXTEEN-year-old sixth form student Sarah Foster is on cloud nine after making the North of England Under-18’s ladies rugby squad.
Foster, who started her rugby at Percy Park RFC at under-8s level and continued through to the under-12s until her age forced a move to the successful girls section at Morpeth RFC.
She had already represented her county at both under-15 and under-18 level and had been put forward to attend trials in Bradford along with another 60 girls who formed the best players from Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Yorkshire and Northumberland.
After being put through their paces the girls had three short training matches so the selectors could see them in a competitive and pressurised environment.
Foster, pictured, received the news of her selection three days later and played her first match for the North of England against the Midlands in Birmingham recently.
The match ended in a narrow 13-12 win for the home side.
On the back of her selection she has been selected again for the UK School Games at Rugby 7s.
The event is being held in May at the Olympic Park where she will be going head to head against teams from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
As well as rugby, she also represents the county at netball and is hoping to go onto university and then train to be a PE teacher.