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It has been a whirlwind rugby adventure for Kay Wilson, who made her England U20 debut against France in March 2011 and has since won 14 full caps. Her initial ones had been against the United States, South Africa and then Canada in the Nations Cup final in 2011.
She also played against France at Châteaurenaud that November, appeared off the bench in the 10-0 victory over New Zealand at Twickenham in the same month and picked up two more caps in the series win.
Kay went on to start the opening match against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations and was a try-scorer in the 33-0 win over Wales at Twickenham in England’s third game in the tournament. She bagged another in the next match against France in Paris, also appeared against Ireland at Esher and took her try total to four with one each against Scotland and France in February this year.
She has even been honoured by Caterham, her home town in Surrey. The local rotary club presented her with their sporting excellence award for 2010, along with a cheque for £250. The panel of judges was impressed with Kay’s interpersonal skills and the way in which her sporting career has developed. She was educated at St John’s Junior School in Caterham and St Bede’s in Redhill, was a gap year student working at Oakhyrst School in Caterham and is now reading for a BSc (Hons) in Sport Development at University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.
She has progressed through the ranks, having represented the RFUW Talent Development Group, England U20, England A and played for Richmond for two seasons before joining Bristol in 2011. She scored the only points of the opening match in the European Championship match in Coruña in April that year, her try beating Italy A 5-0.
Kay went on to cross the Netherlands’ line, also from full back in the second game that England won 36-0 on the way the lifting the title. A former fly half, she moved to the wing and recalls her U20 debut against France with special pleasure. “Pulling on an England shirt was wonderful and there was a massive crowd,” she said.
Her most memorable match was in the 15-10 win over Australia in the Hong Kong Sevens final in March last year. Her most recent event was the final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Amsterdam when England finished second overall in the tournament’s inaugural season.
Last updated: May 20, 2013