Lucy Attwood has enjoyed a breakthrough couple of years for Bristol Ladies on the field, while also balancing life as a student of mathematics off it.
The teenager is into her second year at the University of Bristol and has progressed quickly through the rugby ranks.
The fly half attended Ousedale School and it was only at the age of 15 when she picked up a rugby ball, playing for local side Olney RFC. And under the tutelage of coach Ian Fletcher, she made an immediate impact.
Just three years in her rugby journey, the huge sports fan would be captaining Olney at U18s level before joining Bristol a year later.
Attwood hails the impact her parents Michele and Jeremy had on her rugby career and their support to help get the England U20 international to rugby matches down the years.
She may have ultimately been on the losing team, but Attwood’s proudest rugby moment was representing England U20s in France in 2017, saying the atmosphere made the experience truly memorable.
Attwood has enjoyed a fine 2017/18 season at fly half for Bristol and capped off her first start of the campaign with a stunning hat-trick at home to the Worcester Valkyries.
Milton Keynes-born, Attwood confesses a love for netball as well as football, supporting her home side MK Dons.