OBM Lizzie Adam (2012-17) has received her first England cap for her part in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 in Sydney. This comes after an extensive tour in New Zealand and Australia, playing some of the best teams in the world.
Lizzie first played rugby aged 16 for Olney RFC before graduating to the Tyrrells Premier 15s playing for her university side, Loughborough Lightning. She was named in all three of England U20’s teams in 2018, coming off the bench in the side’s historic 20-27 victory against France in Lille.
On receiving her first cap for England, Lizzie said: “I am still buzzing from the whole experience, it doesn’t seem real yet that I am a capped England player. The tour was amazing; we all really get on so everything was very relaxed and great fun. This is only the start and I look forward to pushing on and taking advantage of any more opportunities that come my way.”
Director of Co-Curricular Activity, Ashley Tapper, commented: “Lizzie was instrumental while at BMS in encouraging other girls to have a go at rugby. She was very committed to her training and aside from rugby was a great athlete. It’s no surprise that she has done so well and I look forward to seeing her go from strength to strength.”