SWRFC points machine - Bethan Preece

By Hannah Willis | 17/02/2017

 With Swansea Women's RFC still undefeated in their inaugural season at St Helen's, Hannah Willis caught up with outside-half Bethan Preece of the metronomic boot to ask the prolific points kicker about her rugby world...

1. Position

Outside half

2. What was your route into rugby?

I first started with the under 8's playing for Abercrave. Then moved on to play for Neath athletic when I was too old to play with the boys. Then moved to Skewen, before playing for The Whites.

3. You were selected as team captain in our match vs Caernarfon - we travelled with only 12 players so you must have been pleased with the performance and result?

Yes, all the girls played for each other. It was a tough game and I couldn't have been happier with the team performance.

4. from the first six games this season, you've amounted an impressive 36 successful conversions - with eight matches remaining, are you looking to beat that half season record between now and the end of the season?!
Wow that's a lot! I wouldn't have got the chance to have so many attempts if it wasn't for the team scoring so many tries. But yes, always good to have a target.

5. Would you say that the women’s game involves less positional kicking and more running out of defence. You seem to be an exception and kick well in open play?
I agree, it's nice to see teams having confidence to run and link up from deep in their own half.

6. Earlier in your career you were selected in the Wales Women's U18s and 19s sides - which matches still stand out to you the most from your time wearing a Welsh Jersey?

It has to be playing for U18's against Canada, the game was drawn with only a minute to go, we had a penalty within range and I kicked the ball through the posts to win. The second memorable game was beating England playing for U20's.

7. What is your typical training regime each week?

 I train with the team each week and also swim a lot, and hit the gym.

8. If you won lottery, what would you spend the money on?

I'd buy my parents a small farm and then buy a house and just enjoy life!


Many thanks to Bethan for her time and an insight into the number 10 jersey in the Women's game. Good luck to the girls at Llandaff North on 19th February.


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