With the sun finally making a sustained appearance it finally feels like the real sevens season has begun! We seem to have been chasing the wind and rain all year so finally being able to substitute the waterproofs and thermals for the vests and trainer socks have been a welcome change. Read More »
England and Lichfield full back and centre Emily Scarratt already boasts an impressive international record at just 22. She has amassed 170 points since her debut, including 16 conversions and six penalty goals. Her latest goal-kicking contribution was three conversions and a penalty when England lifted the European Cup with a 29-25 victory over France in Rovereto, Italy in May this year. She had returned to the starting line up after helping England to success in the IRB Challenge Cup Sevens at Twickenham six days earlier.
Emily had previously helped England to a 22-10 win over hosts Canada in the Nations Cup earlier this year with two conversions and a penalty goal and put over three conversions and another penalty in the 41-19 final triumph over the same opponents.
Her on field successes have not gone unnoticed, being awarded the Leicester Mercury Young Sports Woman in 2007-08, and has toured Canada twice with England U20s and seniors since making her debut four years ago, having amassed 40 senior caps.
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The stark realisation of arriving at work this morning was having to turn my calendar from April to May!! I know at some point during the year the words ‘where has this year gone’ are always muttered by nearly everyone. Read More »
A lot has happened in the last month or so…the Six Nations has begun and is now in full flow, the international Sevens series continues to travel around the world with the latest leg being fiercely contested and the first, very brief, glimpses of spring have reared their slightly warmer heads. Read More »
So winter has finally hit, and as I sit at my desk looking out at nothing but a vast white space interrupted only by oddly shaped snowmen, it is confirmed that indoor training will be the order of the week. Read More »
Well Christmas has come and gone again for another year and this year was just as filling and busy as normal. Being an athlete at Christmas certainly tests the will power to its maximum, and getting the balance between treating yourself and keeping everything in check is quite difficult. Read More »
Having been back at work now for a whole week it is hard to believe that the whirlwind of the past two weeks did in fact actually happen. Read More »
I am writing this back at work on my lunch break after a weekend camp down in Surrey frantically trying to get through, what seems like, a never ending ‘to do list’ before returning back to camp early Wednesday morning. Read More »
October has brought about mixed fortunes for my Premiership side Lichfield who are still struggling to really fulfil their potential, but a current 3rd place stand is one we can’t be too displeased with. The clocks have gone back and any chance of training in the light after school has now vanished. Read More »
After a long and relaxing August off, September has certainly brought me back to reality with a bump.First league game of the season completed and two weeks into my new job, distant memories of relaxing on a beach have vanished nearly as quickly as the hard fought tan. Read More »
After first picking up a rugby ball aged five at my local rugby club, Leicester Forest East RFC, I probably should have realised that this sport was soon to encompass my whole life.17 years later and I play rugby for England and I’m a Sports Science graduate. Read More »