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Isla Norman-Bell

Age: 18

Favourite team: Chiefs, Reds, NZ Womens 7's

Team playing for: Rangitoto College

Representative teams: 2010 - BOP Mixed U11 Touch, IPS National Champions. 2011 - BOP Mixed U13 Touch, IPS National Champions. 2012 - BOP Mixed U13 Touch. 2012 - Central BOP U12 Rep Rugby. 2012 - Colgate Games - Gold Medal in 100m and 200m, Silver Medal 400m and long jump, Bronze Medal 4 x 100m Relay. 2013 - BOP U13 Girls Touch. 2013 - Silverdale J1 Rep Rugby. 2013 - North Harbour Roller Mills Rugby Rep. 2014 - North Harbour U15 Mixed Touch. 2014 - North Harbour Athletics Rep (NISS) 100m, 200m, 4x 100m Relay. 2014 - MVP - NISS Sevens Tournament. 2014 - North Harbour Secondary School Girls Rep Rugby.

National teams: 2014 - NZ U15 Mixed Touch

Favourite position: Rugby - Fullback or Wing, because I'm fast and like to score trys. Sevens - Fullback or Wing, because I'm fast and like to score trys . Touch - Middle, like to take control.

When and why you started playing rugby: 2011 - I had an awesome touch coach for the BOP called Murray Robinson, we won back to back National titles. He asked me to come play for Denton Grimes at Kahukura rugby club in Rotorua. I started on the wing in a grade up for my age, non-weighted, in an all boys team. I won most improved player that year, and player of the year with the same team the next year.

Most memorable rugby moment: Being selected to play for North Harbour in the Roller Mills tournament at fullback in 2013. I was the only girl at the tournament and scored three trys. We had Eric Rush and Steve McDowell, both ex All Blacks as part of our coaching/training crew. It was an amazing tournament to take part in.

Your rugby icon: Eric Rush - I really like that he never drank or smoked and was able to continue playing at such a high level for so long. Also he is really determined and competitive as a coach/trainer. Sonny Bill Williams - He is a machine. I think he has a really amazing attitude when he plays. Quade Cooper - I really like that he keeps the ball moving fast along the back line. He has an awesome passing skill and quick thinking. Tyla Nathan-Wong - So talented; touch, tag and rugby sevens.

Most respected opponent: All of them.

Other interests/sports: Touch rugby, Rugby Sevens, Rugby League, Tag, Facebook, Friends and Animals.

What you still want to achieve with rugby: I want to make the NZ Women's Sevens team and go to the Olympics.

Other Info: ....and I want to be a Zoologist. Love Cheetahs.

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