Lizzie Musa

1. How did you get into rugby?

"Our local rugby club started a girls team and my sister wanted to try it out. I thought it was a crazy idea. I had watched rugby before but had no desire to play. However,I wanted to try out air cadets at the time because I wanted to be a pilot in the airforce. She agreed  to try cadets with me and I tried rugby with her. It was just touch at first and then contact came later. I never looked back. Funnily enough, I ended up quitting cadets and stuck with rugby"2. What are your aspirations in life and in the rugby world?"I’d love to start a publishing company and also some kind of school. The teachers would be those who had experience in the field e.g a business teacher who actually runs businesses, or an art teacher who’s been in many exhibitions. Authors would teach people how write. Ex-pro athletes would coach younger athletes. I think it’s very valuable to learn from those who have actual experience in things that they teach""Rugby wise, I’d love to improve exposure for the game, especially the women’s game. I feel like even the men’s game is not as mainstream as it could be, especially when compared with others sports like football. But I’m sure that a change is on the horizon"3. What is your proudest achievement to date?

"Probably writing my first novel at 19. It was something I’d always wanted to do and I’d like to write more in the future"4. Why do you think children should play sports? "The obvious answer would be the physical health and fitness benefits. Additionally, sports relieve stress and improve wellbeing. Getting children active and outdoors is especially important these days when they spend a lot of time online. On a deeper level, sports is good for psychological growth, encouraging discipline, interpersonal skills and leadership"5. Who inspires you?"Leila Hormozi. She’s a fitness enthusiast and businesswoman. I like how she is multifaceted and always keen to improve herself and the world around her. Leila Hormozi tries to bring out the best in her team. She is very inspiring and I love listening to her podcast"