Lucy Lim is training at Saracens, just eight months after taking up rugby.

RUGBY UNION: A King’s Lynn student is enjoying a meteoric rise in the rugby world.

Wisbech Grammar School sixth-former Lucy Lim only started playing the sport in February but was spotted playing for her school at the Rosslyn Park National Schools Rugby Sevens and was invited by England coach Amy Turner to trials with London giants Saracens.

“I was very surprised and happy at being selected to play for Saracens as I had only just taken up the game,” said Lim.

“I train with the squad once a month and hope to be selected to start playing matches in the near future.”

Lim, who is studying A-levels in biology, chemistry, and geography, hopes to study medicine at university next year.

Lim has enjoyed a sporty time at her school, which she had attended for 14 years. She loves going to the gym and has excelled at hockey, playing for Pelicans ladies first team.

That sporting background led to her coaches suggesting she tried rugby and since she took their advice has not looked back.

Saracens are back-to-back Tyrrells Women’s Premiership champions and part of Saracens RFC, whose men’s side are reigning Premiership and European Rugby champions.

School head of rugby Alex Laybourne said: “I am delighted for Lucy. She has always been an excellent athlete and has made the transition to the game with ease, taking on our advice and guidance along the way.”

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