Wakefield’s Becky Grady and Amy Bennett are included amongst the 22 players named in the England Students Women’s squad for 2022.
The England Students Women’s side operates within the remit of the England Community Lions programme, and the squad has been selected by the management team and coaches Conor Meese and Ellis Pascall.
Speaking on the announcement of the squad, England Rugby League’s Conor Meese said, “A massive congratulations to everyone who has been selected following really competitive trials.
“Representing England is the pinnacle of Rugby League in this country, and all those selected will be brimming with pride and excitement at the prospect of representing their country.
“We have a good blend of youth and experience in the squad, which will hopefully compete well in this year’s President’s Cup and Pankhurst Cup fixtures.
“Training will be intense and enjoyable, with everyone competing to gain a starting place.
“It’s going to be an exciting challenge to get the team to click in a short space of time, but all the management team can’t wait to get going.”
While the Foundation Head of Women & Girl’s Rugby League James Stephenson followed, “As a club, we are delighted by the inclusion of Becky and Amy amongst the 22 selected.
“They are both exceptional athletes and deserve all the plaudits they receive, both at Wakefield Trinity and beyond.
“We are looking forward to having them in the squad for the 2022 season.”
England Students Women’s Squad
Emily Baggaley (University of South Wales)
Amy Bennett (University of Leeds)
Chloe Billington (York St John University)
Megan Bragg (University of Salford)
Amelia Brown (Huddersfield New College)
Pippa Curley (Huddersfield New College)
Katy Fisher (New College Pontefract)
Becky Grady (University of Leeds)
Jess Harrop (Leeds Trinity University)
Kaitlin Hilton (St John Rigby College)
Zoe Hornby (Northumbria University)
Emma Kershaw (Askham Bryan College)
Gabbi Leigh (Leeds Beckett University)
Orla McCallion (Northumbria University)
Katie Mottershead (Cronton Sixth Form College)
Izzy Northorp (Newcastle University)
Eboni Partington (University of Bolton)
Tamzin Renouf (Leeds Beckett University)
Darcy Stott (Staffordshire University)
Bella Sykes (Shelley College Sixth Form)
Danni Waters (University of Hull)
Sophia Williams (LLS Sports College)