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Natasha Brennan

NatashaBrennan

Key Facts

SquadRichmond
PositionFull back/Wing
Age28
Height1.66m (5'5")
Weight69kg (10st 12lb)
Caps2

Profile

It was all about hockey for Natasha before she found rugby at the age of 22. Natasha's skills with a stick saw her represent England U16, U18, U21 and at senior indoor and outdoor levels. She was named 2010 Kent Sportswoman of the Year and can add winning a hockey gold medal in the GB Youth Olympics three years earlier to her rather impressive sporting CV. She's clocked up some air miles too, thanks to hockey. Europe, South Africa, Chile and Australia aren't bad destinations to play your sport in.  

So, in fairness, we are very lucky she decided to try her hand at rugby turning out in a Varsity game between the University of Kent, Canterbury and Canterbury Christ Church University four years ago. She claims she didn't really understand the laws but scored three tries in the game!

Off the sports field, you'll find Natasha in Wimbledon working for Betting Appointments. She got there via St Joseph’s Convent in her home town of Gravesend and went on to Rochester Grammar School for Girls before completing a BA in English and American Literature at university.

She's yet to get her first test cap but has excelled at Sevens and has played her part in five events to date, bagging nine tries, the latest of which was the Amsterdam leg of the IRB World Series in May 2012.

Older sister Tara also plays the game and her two brothers love their sport too. Dominic appeared for Charlton Youth Academy at football and oldest brother Kelvin is a former boxer.

She a fan of television's “Come dine with me”, Kele Okereke – lead singer and rhythm guitarist of bloc party and, the former Wales winger, Shane Williams “because of his awesome sidestep and acceleration.”

Last updated:  March 18, 2014

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