Emma Uren grew up swimming and, at the age of 11, won four medals at the London Youth Games, but is now making her mark in rugby
A natural athlete as a youngster, she also competed at county and regional level in netball, athletics and cross country.
Comfortable at wing, centre and full back, Uren hit her first international milestone in April 2016 when she captained an England U18 rugby talent development group to a 41-17 win over Canada, also grabbing a try, in Devon.
Uren, who was born in Chiswick, made her debut for Saracens Women against Lichfield in November 2016 and her first England U20s cap came in a 38-15 triumph over the Army at the Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium in February 2017.
Her introduction to the game came at the age of 16, after a bout of glandular fever hampered her ability to compete in the pool. She joined Grasshoppers and eventually graduated to play for Middlesex and then the South East Divisional U18 squad.
The Saracen has always looked up to elite athletes in general, rather than specific individuals, inspired by how they train, and is currently studying for a degree in strength and conditioning sciences at St Mary’s University.
In her future career, she aspires to work with elite athletes.