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Following 12-months of dramatic development, 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Rugby star Page McGregor has signed her first professional contract.
A gold medal at the Bahamas 2017 Games and a World Series debut in Dubai, McGregor successfully caught the eye of Coach Tim Walsh.
Now, the rising star has signed a contract for her ‘dream job’ that will see her compete for a coveted spot in the Sydney Sevens squad, with the series starting Australia Day.
“Page is an amazing young talent with a lot of raw potential within the game,” Walsh said.
“She’s as tough as they come, a pocket rocket as tough as nails.”
“I can’t wait to see her mature as a professional player in the next few years,” Walsh said.
Although the 18-year-old’s immediate goal is Sydney Sevens, a home Commonwealth Games in April is also on her radar.
“To play any game at home, in front of friends and family, is special,’’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM
- Shannon Parry (c), 24 caps, Griffith University
- Sharni Williams (c), 23 caps, University of Canberra
- Georgina Friedrichs, 6 caps, University of Tasmania
- Dom Du Toit, 6 caps, Macquarie University
- Emma Tonegato, 18 caps, University of Adelaide
- Evania Pelite, 14 caps, University of Adelaide
- Charlotte Caslick, 23 caps, Bond University
- Mahalia Murphy, 8 caps, University of Adelaide
- Emma Sykes, 6 caps, University of Queensland
- Page McGregor, 1 cap, Macquarie University