Dynamite comes in small packages and this is so true about South Africa’s livewire scrumhalf, Felicia Jacob.
Jacobs, started moving up the ladder with her school rugby career at the U16 National Champs in 2013 with the Western Province Girls Rugby and never looked back. She has since then played and captained the U16,U17 and U18 Western Province Girl Teams. Whilst at school she was also part of the South African Women’s rugby Youth Training Centre and the SA Women’s rugby U18 High Performance squad, enhancing her rugby skills and knowledge.
In 2017, when Jacobs finished school, she sprinted into her professional rugby career with the Western Province Women’s rugby team. That year she was also awarded the Western Province Women’s rugby player of the year. It’s clear after 8 years, Felicia Jacobs has WP blood running through her veins and is a proud South African. Jacobs made her South African debut as she was part of the 2018 Europe tour and part of the team that made quarter finals at the World Cup in 2019. Jacobs, currently a Western province player, is also honoured to be part of the 2021 South African Women’s rugby team this year again.
2021 has been anything but “small” for Jacobs as she will end it off with a bang as she heads to Lisbon for the Rugby Tens Championship next month.