25 February 2020

English players dominate Team GB's provisional Sevens squad for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Team GB Women's Rugby Sevens head coach Scott Forrest has revealed his provisional squad for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this summer.

The 24-strong list includes 15 English, six Scots and three Welsh players.

Three training camps will take place between now and April, with the squad being thinned down to just 13 before the Games later this year.

Speaking about his intitial selections, Forrest said: “I have been able to spend a decent amount of time with the English players and staff in their environment. With them being the one full-time squad competing on the World Series, this has been invaluable for me to get to know them better. 

"I obviously know the Scotland Sevens team very well and I have had some good conversations with Ollie Philips as well, since his appointment as Wales Women’s Sevens coach.

“Selection has been competitive, and I believe that we have a strong core group here. We will go into the first training weekend with a focus on creating the culture, developing a team identity and building relationships.

“It is great to be able to have the initial training weekends in Scotland, England and Wales. I think that is really important to create the right culture and the understanding of what it means to be part of Team GB.”

Team GB Women's Rugby Sevens Training Squad:

Holly Aitchison (England), Keira Bevan (Wales), Abbie Brown (England), Abi Burton (England), Heather Fisher (England), Deborah Fleming (England), Megan Gaffney (Scotland), Sydney Gregson (England), Hannah Jones (Wales), Meg Jones (England), Jasmine Joyze (Wales), Ellie Kildunne (England), Rhona Lloyd (Scotland), Alex Matthews (England), Helen Nelson (Scotland), Jodie Ounsley (England), Celia Quansah (England), Chloe Rollie (Scotland), Helena Rowland (England), Hannah Smith (Scotland), Lisa Thomson (Scotland), Emma Uren (England), Beth Wilcock (England), Amy Wilson Hardy (England)

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