Felsted’s Ellie Lennon (Yr 13) made her debut for England U18 rugby vs Wales at the end of April and was thrilled to have scored a try in the second half!
Ellie describes her experience below:
Prior to selection, I got a call on the first Thursday of Easter to go into a 4-day intense camp on that Saturday. Playing Saracens second team earlier in the season helped with the selection. 45 of us trained at this camp and had to wait a long week and a half to find out the team sheet for the game against Wales. I was constantly checking my emails every minute of the day and finally, I found out I was in the starting 12! I was over the moon and in shock.
It was a very nerve-racking experience. We lined-up facing the opposition, waiting for the countdown to run out the tunnel, which made the experience even more real. The game was hard fought against a strong Welsh side and we were going into the second half losing, but we still had confidence. I managed to score a try in the second half of the game and I was absolutely ecstatic!
I never thought I would be playing for England let alone score a try too. I'm extremely honoured for the opportunity and I have taken a lot away from the experience.