Local young athlete wins contest to deliver match ball to Rugby World Cup in Japan

Local young athlete wins contest to deliver match ball to Rugby World Cup in Japan

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LOCAL GOOD NEWS NOW AT SIX! A ONCE IN A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR A YOUNG ATHLETE… THE 11-YEAR OLD FROM MEMPHIS WILL TRAVEL HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD TO DELIVER THE MATCH BALL FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP! JAMIYA BROWN WAS SURPRISED WITH THE NEWS TODAY… SHE WON A NATIONAL CONTEST SPONSORED BY D- H-L… AND WILL TRAVEL TO JAPAN TO DELIVER THE BALL AHEAD OF THE RUGBY WORLD CUP IN OCTOBER. JAMIYA’S COACH SAYS NOMINATING THE TEAM CAPTAIN FOR THE HONOR WAS AN EASY CHOICE. ALLISON HITCHCOCK / JAMIYA’S COACH: “She has so much integrity on and off the field. She’s the kind of person who when other players are feeling down or their falling behind, maybe their running a little bit slowly, she’s like ‘Let’s go! You got it!’ and she picks the whole team up.” JAMIYA BROWN / WON CONTEST TO DELIVER MATCH BALL TO RUGBY WORLD CUP: “I was surprised, I feel awesome, and its very exciting to go out of the country.” JAMIYA PLAYS FOR THE MEMPHIS INNER CITY RUGBY LEAGUE.. AND IS THE ONLY GIRL ON HER TEAM.

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