ENGLAND U20 DUO COMMIT TO WARRIORS WOMEN

Warriors Women’s squad continues to take shape ahead of the 2020/21 season as former England U20 scrum-half Brooke Bradley and fiercely competitive hooker El Febrey extend their stay at Sixways.

Bradley, 21, and Febrey, 19, have bright futures in the game having shown much promise during their time with the club.

Part of the England U20s side that won the Tri-Nations in Canada in 2018, Bradley is itching to pull on the Warriors jersey again.

“We have some exciting talent within the squad and the opportunities given to me at Sixways have enabled me to flourish,” said Bradley, who was capped six times by England U20s.

“I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next season.”

While Bradley strengthens the options at number-nine, the acquisition of Febrey also bolsters the front-row, the Sixways outfit having recently signed prop Flo Long as well as re-signing experienced internationals Carys Phillips and Laura Keates.

Febrey, a current England U20 international, who made the switch to Warriors at the turn of the year, added: “Warriors have been such a welcoming club and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together next season.”

Bradley has made 20 appearances for Warriors since joining the club in 2018 and started the memorable 15-12 victory over Bristol Bears before Christmas, a result which set the tone for a three-game winning run at Sixways.

“Brooke has worked really hard over the past season and she is a really committed and professional young player,” said Warriors Women Director of Rugby Jo Yapp, who was a scrum-half herself for both club and country and was capped 70 times by the Red Roses.

Meanwhile, Febrey made her Warriors debut against Saracens at the turn of the year and is currently studying midwifery at the University of Worcester. Formerly of Gloucester-Hartpury, Febrey has all the hallmarks of a talented hooker according to Academy Forwards Transition Coach and Warriors Women Forwards Coach Mike Hill.

“El has made a big impression within the group,” said Hill.

“I’ve enjoyed working with her on her set-piece and she has a desire to keep on improving. She is young and has such potential moving forward and I’m excited to see how she progresses next year.”