Sophie on fire at National Youth Championships

Sophie Crouch. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
Sophie Crouch. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Wagga’s Sophie Crouch excelled at day one of the touch football National Youth Championships in Caloundra, Queensland on Wednesday.

Sophie, 16, scored three tries for the Touch NSW development squad in their 9-5 win over Sunshine Coast to open the competition.

She was similarly electric in the second game of the day, a 13-1 victory over Tasmania, using her athletic background and lightning-quick speed to wreak havoc on the wing.

Assistant coach Brandon McDonald said he was blown away by the local athlete’s natural ability.

“Just to make the team was a great effort after being so green, but she’s playing extremely well at this level right away,” he said.

Play resumes on Thursday.