Lilli Ives Campion: ‘The next 10 years are really pivotal in that growth of the game’

Mar 07, 09:00 AM

Aged just 20, Lilli Ives Campion is widely regarded as one of the brightest prospects in English women’s rugby.

And if it hadn’t been for one seemingly innocuous moment, she might never have even tried the sport to start with.

Ever since then Lilli has gone from strength to strength within the game, making her Premiership Women’s Rugby debut for Loughborough Lightning at just 17 years old.

Now her prospects are continuing to look up as she has joined the senior England squad for training camps this season, including ahead of the upcoming Women’s Six Nations – with England’s first game against Italy on Sunday, March 24.

In this podcast episode Lilli tells us all about her journey so far in rugby, including leaving home at 16 so she could combine her studying with playing.

She also talks about being an ambassador for rugby’s leading mental health charity LooseHeadz and also why she is so excited about what is to come in the sphere of women’s sport – including why the next 10 years are so crucial.

With women’s rugby making its own waves in recent years, the potential is vast for the future, as well as other areas of women’s sport.


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Image: With thanks to Loughborough Lighting and Talent Athlete Group

Music: Otis McDonald