Jasmine Joyce - Rugby 7's
Name: Jasmine Joyce
Born: St. Davids, Wales
School(s): Ysgol Dewi Sant, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Club(s): St. Davids RFC, Haverfordwest RFC, Pontyclun Falcons, Scarlets, Bristol Bears
Other Sports: Netball, Hockey, Athletics
Olympic Experience: Rio 2016 (Bronze)
Other Honours: Wales (19 caps), Barbarians
The sole Welsh representative in Team GB’s rugby sevens team, Jasmine gets her second chance to taste glory at the Olympic Games. After finishing in 4th at Rio 2016 as a 20-year-old, Jasmine and her team are desperate to leave with medals around their necks in Tokyo 2020.
The devastating pace and try-scoring prowess that Jasmine possess will be integral to her team’s chances of success at the Games. She clocked up nearly 17mph scoring this beauty for Wales.
What club did Jasmine start rugby at?
Jasmine started playing rugby in the mini section at St.Davids RFC before switching to Haverfordwest RFC at the age of 12 to play for a women’s team.
One thing you didn’t know about Jasmine Joyce
Because of her incredible speed, Jasmine has picked up the nickname ‘Randall.’ Although she prefers ‘Jaz’, her Team GB teammates have likened her to the nimble and dexterous chameleon from Monsters Inc. of the same name.
What dates will Jasmine be competing at Tokyo 2020?
Thursday, July 29 - Pool Matches (03:00, 10:30)
Friday, July 30 - Pool Match (03:00) Placing Matches 9-12 (08:00) and Quarter Finals (09:30 - 11:00)
Saturday, July 31 - Placing Matches 5-12 (01:00 - 02:30), Semi Finals (03:00 - 03:30), Bronze Medal Match (09:30), Gold Medal Match (10:00)