Cheshire women – news item

Under the guidance of head coach Craig Hamilton, alongside assistant coaches Lorenzo Mansutti and Paul O’Keefe, the squad for Cheshire’s 2015 campaign is shaping up nicely.  33 women have been involved to date and this year’s Captain and Vice-Captain have been selected.  The captain will be Amy Hopper of Birkenhead Park Panthers.  “Hopps” started playing rugby for Leeds University as her New Year’s resolution was to join a sports team and she ended up loving rugby!  Amy joined Birkenhead Park, however work took her to Lincolnshire where she played County rugby for NLD as flanker. Now she back in Cheshire and is looking forward to representing Cheshire as captain.  This year’s Vice-Captain is Rachel ‘Phil’ Phillips.  Her rugby career began seven years ago when she joined Northwich ladies where she was soon affectionately re-named Phil.  This is her second season with Cheshire and she is looking forward to the responsibility of Vice this season with a great bunch of girls by her side!

 

Cheshire will be playing 3 matches:

Cheshire vs Northumberland, Chester RUFC, 1pm

Cumbria vs Cheshire, Carlisle RUFC, 1pm

Durham vs Cheshire, Darlington Mowden Park, 12:30