|Weight||66kg (10st 5lb)|
Four clubs have helped Sarah McKenna along the way into the England Elite squad and to her first four caps against the United States, South Africa and Canada (two) in the Nations Cup at Appleby College, Ontario last August. She scored a side stepping try and landed two conversions when England A beat Russia 39-0 on the way to winning the European Trophy last May, having excelled for Old Albanians for the past four seasons. Sarah was previously with Harpenden (1995-2002), Scorpions (2002-05) and Fullerians (2005-06).
A product of Roundwood Park School and Grove School, both in Harpenden, she began playing when six at the town club and is a Construction Management Foundation student at Bedfordshire University. Her previous educational achievements were 11 GCSEs and A levels in psychology, physical education and general studies.
Sarah’s rugby mentors have been Dave Sharp, her first coach at Harpenden, her father Neil and England U20s coach Giselle Mather. Welwyn-born, she helped England U20s to win the Nations Cup and at the end of the 2009 season, was part of the Old Albanians’ squad that beat Camp Hill in a play off to win promotion to the Premiership. Her side had won 13 of their 14 games, scoring 75 tries, a staggering 30 more than any other team in their league with Sarah amassing 122 points.
Her playing record also includes touring Canada twice with England U20s while her hobbies feature music and travel. Carlos Spencer, the legendary All Black, is her favourite player. She has moved between the No 10 and No 12 shirts, having started in the backs before playing as a flanker in girls’ rugby.
Last updated: January 12, 2012