Hard work pays off for unstoppable rugby star Rozliana


KUALA LUMPUR: It was a proud day for Rozliana Mohd Ridwan when she was named as one of Asia Rugby’s Unstoppable Ambassadors.

The 30-year-old national Sevens women’s rugby assistant coach was selected among 84 nominees from 32 countries.

The campaign honours and recognises the importance of women in the sport and their contribution in influencing the development of rugby across the region.

“I am definitely honoured and glad that all my sacrifice and hard work over these past four years have paid off, ” said a happy Rozliana.

“With this recognition, I hope more Malaysian women will be inspired to become unstoppable and break their boundaries.

“There is no doubt that rugby is an intimidating sport, but with proper training you will realise that it is just like any other sports, ” she said.

Rozliana was part of the team that won the country’s first-ever bronze medal at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in 2017.

In 2018, she skippered the team that clinched the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy in Brunei which saw Malaysia ranked eighth in Asia.

The team went a rung higher when they retained the bronze at the Philippines SEA Games in 2019. — Bernama

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