Ella Wyrwas was born in 1999 in north London, where she still lives, and has played for local club Saracens Women since the age of six.
She comes from a sporting family – her father Richard used to be on the British gymnastics team and brother Louis has represented Great Britain at rowing.
And the Saracens back’s parents have constantly encouraged her talents, always finding time to watch all of her matches and having since learnt the rules and becoming rugby fans themselves – picking up their daughter’s passion.
The youngster always knew that she wanted to play rugby professionally and looked up to New Zealand’s World Cup winner Kendra Cocksedge as an idol.
Wyrwas attended St Michaels Catholic Grammar School in Finchley before progressing to Hartpury College, where she’s recently completed A-Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
The Saracen cites her proudest rugby moment as winning the Rugby Europe U18 Sevens Championship in France in September 2017, just weeks before she made her first-team club debut against Loughborough Lightning in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
She also plays water polo, even winning goalkeeper of the tournament at a national water polo competition, loves watching athletics and counts Usain Bolt as one of her heroes.
Wyrwas describes herself as very competitive, considers Ed Sheeran to be her all-time favourite artist and loves the film School of Rock.