We are extremely proud to announce we are a direct sponsor for the second year for Chanelle Rushforth, who plays rugby for Barnsley Ladies. Having completed her training contract with us earlier this month, Chanelle is now a solicitor in our conveyancing department.
Barnsley Ladies were established in 2014, by a group of women who had played junior rugby at Shaw Lane Rugby Club. Following their time playing friendlies, entering their first league, and moving on to a triple promotion, they found themselves promoted to Championship Rugby in 2018, one league below the Women’s Premiership. They played Buckingham Swans on 23 September at home, winning 21-19, with Chanelle scoring a try!
Chanelle plays in the forwards, either as a Second Row, Flanker or 8. She has been playing since she was 15 at both club, county level and whilst at university.
Chanelle says, “I love playing as part of a team – the competitiveness and the camaraderie make me feel like I’m part of something that matters, and the training and discipline required is very therapeutic – a real stress reliever!”
We wish Chanelle and the rest of the team all the best for the current season. For more information about Chanelle or the Barnsley Ladies team, please visit their Facebook page.