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COMPETITION – Train with the England Women's squad

15 July 2010

  • Win the chance to train with the England Women’s squad
  • Gary Street’s side are preparing for tilt at Women’s Rugby World Cup this August

England Women celebrate their victory over New Zealand at Twickenham in 2009

Photo: Getty Images

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to train with top-level athletes as they prepare for a World Cup? Well here is your chance to find out.

Thanks to RFU.com you could be joining the England Women’s squad for a day’s training at Loughborough University on August 3 as they prepare for next month’s IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup. 

The prize also includes a pair of tickets to the WRWC final at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday, September 5 and overnight accommodation at the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham, as well as an England shirt signed by the entire squad.

England Captain Catherine Spencer said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a rugby fan to experience a little bit of what it is like to be an international athlete preparing for the biggest and most important tournament of our lives, the Rugby World Cup.

"Not many people get a real insight into our day to day training routines, whether it is a skills session on the pitch to a plunge in the ice bath!  

"Certainly all the girls in the England squad are really looking forward to sharing our lives and experiences for a day with the lucky winner of this competition."

To win, simply answer the question below:

Q: Where did England finish in the 2006 Women’s World Cup?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and contact telephone number to webmaster@therfu.com, marking the subject as WRWC competition.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday, July 25. Entrants must be over 18 and available to train with the squad at Loughborough University on Tuesday, August 3. Please note Travel costs are not included. Terms and conditions apply.

Just over a month to the big kick-off

The Women’s Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, August 20 at Guildford’s Surrey Sports Park and the semi and finals staged at the Twickenham Stoop.

England open their campaign against Ireland (6.30pm, August 20), followed by Kazakhstan (6.30pm, Tuesday, August 24) and USA (6.30pm, Saturday, August 28), with the semi finals taking place on Wednesday, September 1 and finals on Sunday, September 5.  All England’s matches will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

You can buy Women's Rugby World Cup tickets via RFU.com. Also, rugby fans who buy tickets for the WRWC 2010 will also be put on a priority ticketing information list for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. You can keep up-to-date with England WRWC preparations and see a full schedule of fixtures on RFU.com.

All WRWC ticket holders qualify for a 10% discount off published rates for the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham. For more information or to book your room, go to www.marriott.co.uk/twickenham or call 020 8891 8200.