Bihar Small Village Girl, Sweety Kumari awarded ' International Young Player Of The Year ' by Scrumqueens
- by Tanupriya
- Jan 13, 2020 11:54
Indian women’s rugby athlete Sweety Kumari has been named as the ‘International Young Player of the Year’ by women’s rugby e called Scrumqueens. England’s center Emily Scarratt and New Zealand’s prop Ruby Tui got the Scrumqueens 2019 Women’s XV Player of the Year and Women’s Sevens Player of the Year awards each. While the Czech Republic and New Zealand won team honors.
The 19-year-old was formerly selected as the ‘Continent’s Fastest Player’ by Asia Rugby.
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Sweety Kumari (Women Rugby Athlete)
The Young Player category resulted in some of the most diverse nominations, over a dozen names being put forward from more than 10 different countries. All of our nominees made a major impact on the game having started their careers at clubs or schools but only one began after forming her own team.
“She impressed from the start, but it was this year that she started making a big impact in Asia, at both sevens and fifteens. Described by Asia Rugby as the continent’s fastest player, her explosive pace and power has resulted in her top-scoring at most of India’s sevens tournaments, as well as scoring two outstanding tries in their first ever test match win against Singapore,” Scrumqueens wrote.
Her father worked as a handyman, and her mother was an Anganwadi worker. “My father put me ahead of others and helped me in every way he could. I would tell coaches to lend me spikes, I would prove I deserved them by winning,” she says.
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