Penryn under-18 girls' prop Mia Abbott-Smith recently attended the under-18 Centre of Excellence assessment in Bristol and the club are excited to announce that she has been offered a place on the programme, the only girl from Cornwall to be selected.

This news means that Mia is officially now an elite rugby player with a clear player pathway through to represent England Women.

With Mia still being only 15, this is a massive achievement for her age category but not a surprising one as Mia is a talented rugby player who has the skill and attitude to succeed.

She has completed a successful season for Cornwall and has more games to come for Penryn.

She is a pleasure to coach and has excelled at ‘Playing the Borough Way’, taking on board advice and working hard, at training and on her own initiative, on areas of her game which has seen her develop quickly.