Megan stars on the League stage

Megan Armstrong 18 who is to sing at the Four nations Rugy League pictured on the roof of the Barton Arcade . 'picture one of four dresses . Pic Emma Williams 26.10.11
Megan Armstrong 18 who is to sing at the Four nations Rugy League pictured on the roof of the Barton Arcade . 'picture one of four dresses . Pic Emma Williams 26.10.11

HER brother Tom quit professional rugby league aged just 20 to concentrate on his studies.

But on Saturday Megan Armstrong lived up to the family name by performing on the pitch ahead of the Gilette Four Nations game between England and Wales on Saturday.

Tom left Saints earlier this month to study engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University and join part-time Championship club Swinton.

Now his little sister, 18-year-old Megan, is the one in the spotlight.

She sang both anthems – God Save The Queen and, despite not speaking a word of Welsh, also tackled the Welsh anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

She said: “I’ve been working quite hard on the pronunciation, so I hope I’ve mastered it.

“I’m just really looking forward to going out there and performing now.”

Megan has the world at her feet having secured one of only 48 available places at the prestigious Arts Education School in London which boasts Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber as its president.

Megan will take up her coveted spot in September 2012, but in the meantime as the unassuming yet multi talented youngster awaits the opportunity to follow in the impressive footsteps of previous Arts Ed students including Julie Andrews, Sarah Brightman and Darcey Bussell she is busy earning a living teaching dance and performing local singing ‘gigs’ – one of which has led to her biggest performance to date.

And her friends and family from St Helens will also be cheering her on at the big match – including her brother Tom.

She laughs: “He’s never liked watching me dance, but he seems keener on the singing. I even got a rare compliment off him last time I performed – when he said he got a goosebump, or two!”