Thea Sylvester


Thea Sylvester is a Hills Road Alumna who has recently returned to Cambridge this month to play against Cambridge University’s first team (CURUFC) on the rugby pitch. She is currently studying at Brunel University, after studying Biology, Psychology and Physical Education at Hills Road.

Our Interview with Thea

We sat down with Thea to see how she is getting on at university and her sporting activities!

How are you finding university life?

So far it has been an experience that I have gladly been able to involve myself in. Being at a university like Brunel, which provides so much opportunity has exposed me to new experiences, skills and people. The environment and resources provided to students here enable me to pursue rugby alongside my studies without falling behind in either.

What teams are you part of?

Brunel University (partnership/pathway with Ealing Trailfinders) and Lioness 7s

Have you got any rugby events/matches that you're looking forward to?

I am mostly looking forward to the upcoming 7s season with Lionesses as there will be several opportunities to play abroad as well as the playoffs for Brunel.

What do you plan to do after university?

My main focus at the moment is to finish my degree and go as far as I can with rugby. After university, I think I would have to see where my rugby took me and go from there.

Do you have any advice for students who are keen to take their sporting talent to the next level?

Keep developing your own skills at your own pace without comparing yourself to others and take every opportunity you get to involve yourself within the sport.