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Britnie Hearsey is following a familiar trend established in the Cowichan Secondary School girls’ rugby program of achieving a higher calibre of play through experience.
“She’s definitely improved so much throughout the year,’’ praises co-captain Adrienne Saari of her Grade 12 teammate.
“She’s always been a great offensive player, but this year she’s really stepped up to the plate with defence. I can trust her with both parts in the game. I love having her as 10.’’
Hearsey has noticed a big change in her play each season.
“I definitely used to be not a very good tackler,’’ she said. “A lot of people told me this year I’ve improved.’’
Hearsey likes the family atmosphere contained within her rugby teammates.
“You guys are all friends and you guys all have your backs on the field,’’ she said.
And she really likes the team sport environment for that reason.
Hearsey and the team always keep each game in perspective.
“When we play the bigger teams, there’s a bit more tension in the air,’’ she said.
“But I try to always keep it fun because there’s no point in playing if you’re not going to have fun because that’s what sports are for.’’