Rugby success for sport science student
Sport science student, Caitlin Beevers, is an integral player of the Leeds Rhinos Women’s team, who recently made it to the rugby league grand final. We caught up with her to find out more about her love for sport and her time at college.
What made you study sport?
I decided to study sport as it’s always been a very big part of my life and something I aim to continue. Doing sports at college is allowing me to achieve that and will hopefully open up many options and opportunities in the future.
I love my course as I can apply the theoretical knowledge into practice. I also like the tutors, as they are very approachable.
How did you get into rugby?
When I was about six, my parents asked my brother if he would like to play rugby and I asked if I could, so I joined a team and never looked back since. I played in a boys’ team from the age of six to 11 then transferred to a girls’ team.
I originally trialled for the under 19s Academy at Leeds Rhinos and got into the squad. I was over the moon. I trained there for a few months and the women’s team invited us for a few training sessions with them. From those training sessions, I was soon promoted to the women’s squad. It’s absolutely amazing to be playing at such a high level and I’m privileged at my age especially.
What’s your ambition?
From playing from such a young age, my dream has always been to play for England and I’m lucky enough to be picked for this month’s tour in France. I would say my ambition is to continue representing my country at future games. Leeds City College is helping me achieve my goals and allowing me to have time out of college for the tour, which I am grateful for.