茉莉-喬伊斯:威爾士和七人制明星為聖戴維茲RFC壁畫揭幕

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茉莉-喬伊斯:威爾士和七人制明星為聖戴維茲RFC壁畫揭幕

最後更新於.從威爾士橄欖球部分

聖戴維茲和它的橄欖球俱樂部在體格上可能並不強壯,但就像它最著名的女兒之一一樣,他們肯定會超越自己的體重。

周四,她回到了她的老家,為俱樂部大樓牆上的定製壁畫揭幕。

喬伊斯被描繪成一個年輕的女孩,開始了已經是令人難以置信的橄欖球之旅。

這幅由卡迪夫塗鴉藝術家Rmer One創作的壁畫是由公國建築協會促成的,該協會還向聖戴維茲橄欖球俱樂部提供了一筆資金。

另一幅壁畫正在Rumney RFC完成,Rumney RFC是威爾士和英國及愛爾蘭獅隊中心Jamie Roberts的前俱樂部。

"喬伊斯告訴BBC威爾士體育頻道:"在我的家鄉為壁畫揭幕,這是一個非常謙卑的經歷。

"這對我個人來說非常棒,同時也能對俱樂部給予我的所有支持做出一些回報。"

俱樂部秘書Kay Reynolds說。"壁畫完美地代表和慶祝了我們俱樂部和社區的所有精彩部分,包括俱樂部在支持茉莉花走向世界舞台的過程中發揮的作用。

"我們迫不及待地向所有來訪者展示它"。

喬伊斯曾在當時的Ysgol Dewi Sant就讀,她曾與橄欖球一起環遊世界,最近一次是在新西蘭舉行的橄欖球世界盃,但這位27歲的年輕人始終堅守她在彭布羅克郡的根。

她經常可以看到她的弟弟本,一個有天賦的運動員,為聖戴維德隊效力。

但喬伊斯感到失望的是,周日她將不在身邊,因為聖戴維茲女子隊將進行她們成立以來的第一場比賽。

"我很遺憾,我不能去觀看,因為我將回到拉夫堡。

"他們能有一支球隊,而且還安排了與其他球隊的比賽,這很令人吃驚。

"她告訴BBC威爾士體育台:"希望我在激勵那些將要參加比賽的女孩和下一代方面發揮了一點作用。

喬伊斯本周成為頭條新聞,因為她宣布退出威爾士的職業15人制項目,她是在1月獲得全職合同的第一批人之一。

  • 沒有威爾士被淘汰,但仍有很多 "卡隆"。

自2017年首次參加工會以來,她已經贏得了31個帽子,但正是她在七人制賽場上的表現讓她成為了全球明星,精彩的單人進攻和掩護攻勢常常讓社交媒體陷入混亂

她說:"對我個人來說,我認為七人制比賽才是我的比賽,"她說。

"她說:"有時15歲的比賽有點反高潮,我會很興奮,為它打氣,但作為一個邊鋒,有時我可以在整場比賽中只做兩次擒抱或三次搬運。

喬伊斯在過去的10場比賽中沒有得分,這已被證明是個人沮喪的來源。

"我認為在為自己創造空間的意義上,我可以做得更好,"她補充說。

"我喜歡15歲的孩子,不要誤會我的意思,我很喜歡今年成為專業設置的一部分,這很美妙。

"女孩們都很好,Ioan Cunningham、Richard Whiffin、Mike Hill和所有的工作人員。

喬伊斯將與威爾士後衛和布里斯托爾熊隊的隊友凱利-鮑威爾一起參加GB七人制巡迴賽,喬伊斯將其描述為一名高質量的球員,他將 "從實力到實力"。

這很可能意味着他們錯過了2023年的六國賽,但他們將有兩年的時間來為2024年巴黎奧運會做準備。

"喬伊斯說:"我們已經連續兩次獲得第四名[里約和東京],而我們在一起的時間並不長,所以有兩年的時間一起作為一個團隊在巡迴賽中比賽,這將是輝煌的。

"我真的很期待。"

世界七人制橄欖球系列賽12月的比賽在迪拜和開普敦舉行--對喬伊斯來說,這已經是一本完整的護照上的更多印章。

她說:"我想我已經想好了,我一年中幾乎有6個月會在國外或離家,"她說。

"這並不理想,因為阿麗莎[布徹斯,喬伊斯的未婚妻]和狗在家裡,但我們支持對方的決定。

"對我來說,去代表GB參加巡迴賽,並有可能參加第三屆奧運會,這對我來說是一個夢想,是我不能拒絕的事情。"


Last updated on .From the section Welsh Rugby

St Davids and its rugby club may not be mighty in physical stature, but like one of its most famous daughters, they certainly punch above their weight.

She returned to her old stomping grounds on Thursday to unveil a bespoke mural on the clubhouse wall.

Joyce is depicted as a young girl at the start of what has already been an incredible rugby journey.

The mural by Cardiff graffiti artist Rmer One was made possible by the Principality Building Society, which has also awarded St Davids RFC a grant.

Another is being done at Rumney RFC, the former club of Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts.

"It's a really humbling experience to unveil a mural in my home town," Joyce told BBC Sport Wales.

"It's fantastic for me personally and also to be able to give something back to the club for all the support they've shown me."

Club secretary Kay Reynolds said: "The mural perfectly represents and celebrates all the wonderful parts of our club and community, including the club's role in supporting Jasmine on her journey to the world stage.

"We can't wait to show it off to all who visit."

Joyce, who attended the then Ysgol Dewi Sant, has travelled the world with rugby, most recently the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, but the 27-year-old has always stayed firm to her Pembrokeshire roots.

She can often be seen supporting her brother Ben, a talented sportsman himself, playing for St Davids.

But Joyce is disappointed she will not be around on Sunday as St Davids Women play their first competitive match since forming.

"I'm gutted I can't go down and watch as I'll be back up in Loughborough.

"It's amazing that they've managed to get a team, but also that they've arranged games against other teams.

"Hopefully I've played a small part in inspiring the girls that are going to play, and also the next generation coming through," she told BBC Sport Wales.

Joyce hit the headlines this week when she announced she was stepping away from Wales' professional 15-a-side programme, having been one of the first to be awarded a full-time contract in January. • None Wales outclassed but still plenty of 'calon'

She has won 31 caps since making her union debut in 2017, but it is her exploits on the sevens circuit which have made her a global star, with spectacular solo tries and cover tackling often sending social media into meltdown!

"For me personally I think sevens is the game for me," she said.

"Sometimes 15s was a bit of an anti-climax, I'd get so excited and pumped up for it, but as a winger sometimes I could go the entire game and only make two tackles or three carries."

Joyce has gone without scoring a try in her past 10 outings, which has proven a source of personal frustration.

"I think I could do better in a sense of creating space for myself," she added.

"I love 15s, don't get me wrong, and I've loved being part of the professional set up this year, it's been fantastic.

"The girls have been great, Ioan Cunningham, Richard Whiffin, Mike Hill, and all of the staff."

Joyce will be joined on the GB sevens circuit by Wales full-back and Bristol Bears team mate Kayleigh Powell, who Joyce describes as a quality player who will go "from strength to strength".

It could well mean they miss the 2023 Six Nations, but they will have the luxury of a two year build-up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

"We have come fourth two times in a row now [Rio and Tokyo], and we didn't have long together, so to have two years together playing on a circuit as a team is just going to be brilliant," Joyce said.

"I am really looking forward to it."

The December rounds of the World Sevens Series take place in Dubai and Cape Town - more stamps on what is already a full passport for Joyce.

"I think I worked it out that I will be abroad or away from home for pretty much six months of the year," she said.

"It's not ideal with Alisha [Butchers, Joyce's fiancée] and the dog at home, but we support each other's decisions.

"For me to go and represent GB on the circuit and potentially get to a third Olympics is a dream for me and something that I can't turn down."

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