International Pathway

  • England Women U18 7"s2015
  • Bristol Ladies2016
  • England Women u202017
  • Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC2017


Rather than consulting a textbook, Taz Bricknell used to spend hours watching YouTube videos with her Mum to find ways to help her improve her game.

And it seems to have worked as the Hartpury University student has broken into the Gloucester-Hartpury Women RFC team in the Tyrrells Premier 15s and the England U20s squad.

The scrum half admits both her parents played a huge part in getting her to where she is now – as a youngster she would watch her father and uncle play for Sheppey RFC.

She claims her family taught her everything she knows, coaching her during her time with Sheppey, where she started at just four years old, Aylesford Bulls RFC and Medway RFC.

After passing her GCSEs, Bricknell headed to Hartpury College and was named captain in her second year, guiding her side to tournament successes in Italy and Rosslyn Park.

She is equally adept in the sevens game as proven by her European U18 Championship win with England in 2015.

That victory ranks amongst the Physical Education and School Sport student’s proudest moments, alongside pulling on an England U20s jersey for the first time.

That debut was made extra special for the young scrum half as it saw her sing the national anthem in front of her family and close friends who were in the crowd supporting her.