Heather is one of life’s achievers. She may suffer from severe alopecia but not only has she secured a full-time England contract but Heather was also a World Cup winner in 2014. She has also represented Great Britain in bobsleigh – competing in Junior Championships, the British Championship and on the European circuit. Heather said: “My proudest moment was winning my first cap in 2009.”
Educated at Kington School, Warwickshire College, Bath College and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, she is now studying for a Masters in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Gloucestershire. Heather, who is from Birmingham, has worked on behalf of the Youth Sport Trust as a Sky Sports Athlete Mentor as well as being involved with Cheadle Hulme School as their athlete mentor, looking after the scholarship programme.
She was chosen in the 12-strong British Women’s sevens squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, assisting Team GB to their fourth place finish and is now a full-time member of the current England sevens programme.
35 points – 7T.
2009 USA, F(R), SA, C, NZ(1,2) 2010 W, It, I, S, F, RWC - I, Kaz, A 2011 W(R), It, F, S, I 2012 F, NZ, NZ 2014 RWC - Sam, Sp(R), C 2015 NZ(R), C.
Last updated: 4 January 2018