Rugby mad fan sets new goals

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Rugby fan Victoria Auger is continuing her world in union by swapping try scoring for coaching.

The 16-year-old, of Richmond, was awarded Coach of the Year at the annual Richmondshire Sports Awards after developing her training skills.

Victoria began playing rugby about six years ago while still at primary school but over time made the decision to coach rather than play.

She now regularly helps out at tournaments, attends coaching courses and has been part of Richmondshire Rugby Club’s development of micro rugby during 2014/15 season, which focuses on players aged three to five.

“My father got me into rugby and I did enjoy playing,” she said. “But I find coaching even more rewarding.”

Richmond School spokesman Tony Potter said: “Victoria is a credit to the school and brilliant role model.”