Singleton's junior sporting talent Sophie Clancy prepares for New Zealand after representing NSW

ONE TO WATCH: Singleton's Sophie Clancy has played representative AFL, Rugby Sevens and League tag in 2019. She will now end her stellar year in Auckland, New Zealand by representing the Central Coast in the World Schools Sevens.

ONE TO WATCH: Singleton's Sophie Clancy has played representative AFL, Rugby Sevens and League tag in 2019. She will now end her stellar year in Auckland, New Zealand by representing the Central Coast in the World Schools Sevens.

Singleton's Sophie Clancy added another chapter to her incredible sporting journey on the weekend when representing NSW in the National Youth Sevens tournament held on the Sunshine Coast.

Earlier this year she donned the NSW Rams jumper in Melbourne when playing in the AFL's national under-16 side carnival.

At the same time she was also selected to represent Group 21 at the Greater Northern Rugby League junior championships alongside three of her Singleton Greyhounds teammates.

Yet she admitted she was most excited to tackle the nation's best rugby talents prior to the tournament.

SOPHIES' SQUAD: The NSW 2 line-up, featuring Singleton's Sophie Clancy, pictured in Sydney last week.

SOPHIES' SQUAD: The NSW 2 line-up, featuring Singleton's Sophie Clancy, pictured in Sydney last week.

"When you take out the social aspect then its Rugby Union for me because it's just the sport I'm most passionate about," Clancy told the Singleton Argus on Thursday.

"The tournament is really exciting because the furthest I have gone with Rugby Union is at country level in the 15-per side format.

"But this weekend I was able to represent NSW so that's really exciting and the fact that it's in Queensland makes it even better."

After starring for the Hunter Wildfires at country level, Clancy was one of 50 girls selected to trial for the state side earlier this year.

The 50 nominees were then shortlisted to 30 (and then 24) before divided into the two 12-member squads which then represented NSW on Saturday.

PROFILE: Sophie Clancy.

PROFILE: Sophie Clancy.

Her NSW 2 side finished fourth on the weekend, suffering a 17-12 defeat to Western Australia, while the host state celebrated the tournament title with a 19-15 victory over NSW 1 in the decider.

FINAL RESULTS:

  • Game 1: NSW 2 defeated National Indigenous 36-14
  • Game 2: NSW 2 defeated Barbarians 27-5
  • Game 3: NSW 2 defeated Queenland 2 27-10
  • Game 4: NSW 2 defeated ACT 24-10
  • Game 5: NSW 2 defeated by NSW 1 27-5
  • Game 6: NSW 2 defeated by WA 17-12

All of this only marks the start of an eventful month for the energetic 16-year-old.

She will now represent the Central Coast Eagles under-18 side at the World Schools Sevens in Auckland on Friday, December 13.

"There I'll be versing a Dutch team, Tongan team and other sides so New Zealand is going to be very exciting as well," she concluded.

SUNSHINE STATE: Sophie Clancy pictured in Queensland last week.

SUNSHINE STATE: Sophie Clancy pictured in Queensland last week.

"I also played for the NSW U16 Rams team earlier in the year so hopefully the kicking component from AFL comes into play not only in Rugby Sevens but also for the tournament in New Zealand."

Clancy has been able to balance representative duties across the three sports while completing her Year 10 studies at Singleton High School.