Chichester College student Aliya Seehawong has helped Pulborough Rugby Club to a national championship.
The 17-year-old was part of the under 18 girls team who beat Newark 36-7 in the Under 18s National Final last weekend.
Aliya, who is studying biomedical science at the college, has been playing rugby for three years.
She became interested in playing after watching her brother compete.
She said: “I feel very proud. We’ve been undefeated all season, we’ve got a really strong team so we were very happy to have won the championship.”
Aliya also trains as part of the Chichester College Rugby Academy.
Since joining the academy, Aliya was selected to play in the AOC South East regional rugby team and recently competed in a Rugby 7s competition in Nottingham.
Aliya said: “That was a really good experience.
“We won four out of our seven games, playing against some big sides.
“I started rugby three years ago, so I’ve come to the game later than some of the other girls but I’m really enjoying it.
“I like being part of a team, all working together with the same goal.
“The Pulborough team, the academy and the regional team.
“Everyone is really friendly and we support each other.”