Ge­or­gia left in schools Sev­ens heaven with Games bronze

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GE­OR­GIA New­man scooped bronze as she helped Eng­land South East to third place in the rugby sev­ens at the Na­tional School Games last week­end.

New­man, who is a pupil at Ge­orge Ab­bot School in Guild­ford, en­joyed a fan­tas­tic tour­na­ment, scor­ing eight tries across the two days.

She said: “We were left dis­ap­pointed af­ter los­ing some games ear­lier on in the week­end but we were re­ally mo­ti­vated to win and have the drive to keep push­ing for­ward. To win bronze is just amaz­ing.

“It’s been very cool to play against other coun­tries for the first time, such as Scot­land; it’s such a new ex­pe­ri­ence for us.”

The School Games are an in­te­grated multi-sport event for the UK’s most tal­ented school-age ath­letes, with around 1,600 ath­letes com­pet­ing across 12 sports, seven of which in­cluded dis­abil­ity dis­ci­plines.

Nigel French – EMPICS Sport

Play­ers rep­re­sent­ing Eng­land South East, bronze medal­lists in the Rugby Sev­ens tour­na­ment at the 2017 School Games

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