Exclusive Q&A with Savannah! Student and Saracens Rugby Star…
Welcome to this exclusive Q&A session with Savannah, a remarkable student currently enrolled at St Columba’s College, where she is pursuing her A levels in Drama, English, Psychology, and Religious Education. Savannah has also made her mark in the world of sports as a proud member of the Saracens rugby club. In this interview, we had the privilege of delving into Savannah’s extraordinary sporting journey and gaining insight into her experiences and achievements. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Savannah for sharing her story with us, as we embark on an inspiring journey through the world of rugby.
Q: What inspired you to start playing sports and at what age did you start Rugby?
I started playing rugby when I was 8, mainly because of the fact all the boys in my family played and it’s my dad’s favourite sport but also because I had played netball and football but wanted something different.
Q: What’s your favourite part about being on a sports team?
My favourite thing about being in a sports team is the sense of togetherness and team spirit you get. You also get a sense of belonging and built in friends that you grow up with.
Q: How do you balance schoolwork and sports practice/games?
I balance school work and practice/games by using my free periods or stay afterschool to complete work in order to separate and organise what I need to do. I also take a lot of power naps to feel more alert.
Q: What’s been your most memorable sports moment so far?
My most memorable sports moment was probably when I played at StoneX Stadium where I’ve watched the women’s and men’s Saracens teams play for years which was really cool!
Q: Who’s your sports role model, and why?
My sports role model is probably Sarah Hunter who is the most capped England female rugby player who also happens to play my position (loose forward). So she’s a big inspiration of mine.
Q: What advice would you give to other young athletes starting their sports journey in school?
Try everything out and use your natural attributes. I would also say not to let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.
Q: What’s your dream for the future in your sport?
My future dream in my sport is to play for Wales or England squad and get as good as I possibly can.