Leanne was part of the successful England team that lifted the IRB Challenge Cup Sevens crown in Hong Kong five years ago and has a full-time sevens contract with the RFU. Leanne spent her younger days being schooled in her home city Coventry at Allesley Primary and Coundon Court Secondary after her time at Park Hill Primary where she took up the game at the age of ten. Leanne said: “I played in a mixed tag tournament at Old Coventrians RFC and after that, started playing for the club’s junior teams.”
She then did a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence, has picked up a Sports Massage Certificate Level 3 at Southam College and is a personal trainer. Leanne was also a student in the AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) rugby academy at Moulton College. Her Test debut was against South Africa four years ago and she shared in wins over France and the United States in the 2016 Rugby Super Series at Salt Lake City last July.
A talented netball player who represented Warwickshire, Leanne has played rugby for Lichfield, Worcester and Saracens and is now with Richmond. Leanne said: “My parents backed my rugby with travel, side-line support, finance, kit and time.”
2013 SA 2015 USA(R), NZ, C, F 2016 S(R), It(R), F(R), USA(R) 2017 A, C(R)
Last updated: 13 June 2017