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Victoria Fleetwood

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Key Facts

SquadLichfield
PositionHooker
Age24
Height1.62m (5'4")
Weight73kg (11st 6lb)
Caps39

Profile

Vicky is a talented woman. As well as being an elite athlete and established member of the England team, she is also a personal trainer, gives advice on diet and nutrition, coaches and delivers motivational speeches.

Born in Nuneaton, Vicky began playing rugby at the age of 14 after tiring of watching her brother play it. This took her away from athletics where she was once the UK’s number one junior hurdler. In her same year at school was England’s Manu Tuilagi. In 2008, she switched from centre to hooker and a month later she was playing for England U20s in a 31-0 victory over their Welsh counterparts in Cardiff.

Vicky has never played in a World Cup but she said she's “very much looking forward to playing in France against new opposition. It’s the biggest accolade in a female rugby player’s career.”

Further educated at Leeds Metropolitan University where Martin Hynes, the former England U20s forwards coach, helped mentor and develop Vicky’s skills on the pitch while off it she earned a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She began her association with her present club Lichfield at the same time.

Outside of rugby, she is a primary school teacher in Hinkley and offers personal training at the Training Shed in Market Harborough.

Vicky works tirelessly on her game with Simon Hardy, the RFU’s lineout throwing coach. He is her mentor while she admires Tom Youngs.

Last updated: July 1, 2014

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