#CFCHSFB: Phoenix CB Munroe “just one of the guys” (VIDEO)

Barrie Central Phoenix cornerback Beth Munroe is in select company.

She was the only female to suit up for the Barrie Central Phoenix in their final year of existence, and the first to play for the school regularly since 2013. She is also one of only a handful of girls to strap on the pads for any school in Simcoe County this season.

However, her season came to an abrupt end on October 15 in her team’s heart-stopping victory against arguably their most bitter rival, the Barrie North Vikings.

Munroe played the entire second half with a broken wrist (in two places), a bruised shoulder, and tissue damage in her wrist. She was in a half cast and sling but has since had the sling removed and is now in a brace.

Because of the injury, Munroe was forced to watch the Phoenix’s final two regular season games and playoff game in school history from the sideline.

Recently, I sat down with Beth and had this conversation. We discussed her injury, what it means to be a female in a predominantly male sport, how she has fit in with the team, how she feels being one of tens of thousands of students to put on the red, white and black, the team motto of #NDMH (Numbers Don’t Measure Heart), among other topics.

Take a listen.


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