St Helen’s was well represented at the recent England U23 trials with 2020 leavers Zoe Lovibond and Juliet Banks (last year’s lax captains) trialling, and myself continuing this season with my coaching role.
It was a tough day, having already had 22 players trial the week before and another 19 trialling on the day, competition was high. The squad selected would be smaller in size than previous years due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Zoe was selected within the squad with Juliet joining a list of six reserves to be called upon in the case of injury or illness. Both young athletes did St Helen’s proud, impressing with their attitude and work ethic.