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Amber Reed

AmberReed

Key Facts

SquadBristol
PositionCentre
Age23
Height1.78m (5'10")
Weight78kg (12st 3lb)
Caps17

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Rugby is in her blood. With uncle, Andy Reed, a British Lion and Scotland international and her dad a keen club player in the Bristol area there was no getting away from the game while Amber was growing up. But she wouldn't have it any other way. Having said that it was the round ball that dominated her early days. “After eight years playing football I thought it was time for a change and so I started playing rugby for my school at the age of 14”

But it didn't stop at rugby. Oh no. Such are the talents of Amber, she played youth cricket for Gloucestershire and hockey for Bristol and she was probably equally as good at the egg and spoon race. But, having been schooled at the famous West Country rugby school, Colstons, where she won the National Sevens Championship, she had to make a choice and that choice was rugby. So she got involved with her local club Bristol. And, of course, she'd excelled there and is now their captain.

It was all about the West Country growing up for Amber. She secured 2:1 in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Exeter where, in the 2012/2013 season she won the BUCS Championship and she was named University of Exeter Sports Woman of the Year.

She now pliess her trade as a Graduate Sports Coach at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. But when she's not hitting the weights or coaching, you'll find her riding the waves or on a golf course. Or doing an egg and spoon race.

Last updated:  March 18, 2014

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