Phoebe Murray has been rugby mad since she was six years old and has taken that passion right the way through her budding playing career.
The centre started out played for local side Trojans, captaining her team as well leading out her county, Hampshire, at U15 and U18 level.
Murray also captained England U18 sevens squad in a tournament where England emerged as European champions, something the centre lists as one of her proudest moments to date.
Murray puts her love of the game down to John Jenkinson, her head coach when playing for Trojans RFC at such a young age.
She said: “This is where my understanding and love for the game started. My dad [Mark Murray] has been instrumental in my understanding of the game from the beginning and took on the role of being a club coach for my team at Trojans RFC and when I moved to a girls club at U15 level.”
It wasn’t until being selected for the Bristol Ladies first team in early 2017 that Murray knew she would make it but helped the club make the league final in April 2017 before representing them in the Tyrrells Premier 15s in the 2017/18 season.
A keen sports fan, she lists her rugby inspiration as Jonny Wilkinson and her favourite holiday destination as Mauritius.
She has many close friends within the sport including Helena Rowland, Carys Cox, Eloise Hayway, Sophie Tandy and Lucy Attwood.