England Sevens: Teenager Ellie Kildunne makes swap from 15-a-side
England teenager Ellie Kildunne has switched from the 15-a-side recreation to sevens and is one among 17 gamers awarded contracts for the 2018-19 season.
The 18-year-old again, who scored 9 tries in eight appearances within the XVs programme final season, is one among seven new additions to the squad.
World Cup winners Emily Scarratt and Natasha Hunt will as soon as once more play sevens this season.
The boys’s and ladies’s sevens programmes have been integrated this season.
It means the ladies’s squad will transfer from their current base at Bisham Abbey to affix the boys at England’s Excessive Efficiency Centre at The Lensbury in Teddington.
The transfer by the Rugby Soccer Union will permit the squads to “share amenities and finest follow”.
Males’s coach Simon Amor has named his 20-strong squad for the brand new season, together with 5 Olympic silver medallists from Rio 2016 in Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Tom Mitchell, Ollie Lindsay-Hague and all-time main attempt scorer Dan Norton.
Qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics takes place this season and England males’s and ladies’s group are the nominated nation to qualify on behalf of Nice Britain.
Girls’s: Lizzie Adam, Holly Aitchison, Claire Allan, Jess Breach, Abbie Brown, Abi Burton, Heather Fisher, Deborah Fleming, Emma Hardy, Natasha Hunt, Megan Jones, Ellie Kildunne, Alex Matthews, Celia Quansah, Helena Rowland, Emily Scarratt, Emma Uren.
Males’s: Jamie Barden, Dan Bibby, Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ben Harris, Charlie Hayter, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Charlton Kerr, Tom Mitchell, Will Muir, Dan Norton, Ryan Olowofela, James Rodwell, Femi Sofolarin, Ethan Waddleton.