A keen sportswoman from a Cheshire college has been selected to play for England in the Women’s Rugby League World Cup next month.

Danielle Bound, from Longford and a student at Warrington Collegiate, said she was “overwhelmed” with the news that she will play for her country at Headingley Stadium against stiff competition from Australia, France and three-time winners New Zealand.

“It’s a great honour,” said the 19-year-old who has played rugby seriously since she was 6.

“I’ve been with the England squad for over a year now, but this is definitely the high point of my international career.”

Alison Gallacher, lecturer in sport at Warrington Collegiate and Danielle’s personal tutor said: “I’m delighted with Danielle’s success. She is a really talented sportswoman who has juggled playing rugby at an elite level with her studies.”

Featured image caption: Danielle Bound is heading to the Women’s Rugby League World Cup

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