Netherlands-born Joanna was brought into rugby by her father David who was a coach at Glossop RUFC and she took up the game at 13. She also spent time at Firwood Waterloo but combined playing at Darlington Mowden Park Sharks along with studying, and playing, at Teeside University where she was named the University’s sports woman of the year in 2015.
Joanna has remained with the Sharks since her debut in 2012 and now combines her onfield commitments with studying for a Masters in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University. The back row forward’s leadership skills have been recognised as she has captained a number of sides during her career including Northumbria Women, Teeside Women and Glossop Under 18s.
5 points – 1T.
2017 – C.
Last updated: 18 December 2017