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Caitlin Mattinson

Caitlin Mattinson

Key Facts

PositionScrum halff
Height1.57m (5'2")
Weight60kg (9st 6lb)


It all started in Inverness in Scotland for Caitlin or Caity as she prefers to be called, but, thankfully for us, at the age of three she moved across the border and when she was seven she found tag rugby at her primary school and her love for rugby has blossomed ever since.

Caity attributes her parents and grandparents as the biggest influences in getting her into rugby – she has a twin sister who's in the National Youth Dance Company and she's a big fan of snowboarding and mountain biking so we're fortunate to have her as she works her way up through the England ranks with her ideal job, one day, to become a professional rugby player.

In the meantime, after her early education up in County Durham at Wolsingham Primary School, Wolsingham School and Community College she, like so many in the England Under 20 Squad, has found her way down to Hartpury College in Gloucester and is busy studying Biology, PE and Psychology for her A-levels.

Despite the move, she still holds a lot of affection for her first club, Tynedale RFC. Tyndale Park is her favourite ground because “it is in a really beautiful setting and it is also my dad's and uncle's rugby club so there are family connections with the ground.” And, as well as her coach at Hartpury and current England Elite player Danielle Waterman, Caity names her Tyndale coaches, Keith, Amy and Graham as her mentors in the game. And they have mentored her pretty well so far as in 2012, Caity was named BBC Newcastle Young North East Sports Personality of the year.  

She loves to “relax” with her two Springer Spaniels, Pickle and Chutney and is a fan of Newcastle Falcons so it's no wonder she most admires Jonny Wilkinson along with Heather Fisher and Quade Cooper. Outside of rugby she's a big fan of Ben Pipes who competed for Great Britain in the summer Olympics at Volleyball.

Last updated: November 20, 2013

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