Warriors Women have rounded off the week with a further two re-signings in the shape of former England Under-18 sevens player Vicky Foxwell and talented hooker Carmen Tremelling.
Foxwell, 22, and Tremelling, 21, follow in the footsteps of Cara Brincat and Zoe Heeley in pledging their future to Warriors Women this week as all roads lead to the 2020/21 Premier 15s campaign.
Warriors Women Director of Rugby Jo Yapp has so far assembled a squad that encompasses exciting young talent with international experience such as England World Cup-winning duo Lydia Thompson and Laura Keates.
Foxwell, an attack-minded centre who creates openings for her teammates to hit the line at pace, is delighted to have extended her contract, adding: “I have loved every moment at the club and the opportunities that it has given me to progress as a player.
“I’m really looking forward to starting the season when it is safe to do so.”
Meanwhile, fearless front-row Tremelling, who is set to embark on her fourth campaign at Sixways, will compete with the likes of Wales international Carys Phillips and recent recruit El Febrey for the coveted number-two jersey.
“I’m delighted to have been offered the chance to play next season and compete for a place in the starting XV,” said Yorkshire-born Tremelling.
“One reason for choosing to study at Worcester University was the presence of the Warriors team in the city. My aim is always to be the best that I can be and to pit myself against the best in the country, and Warriors certainly gives me the chance to do that with the great coaching and fitness support in place at Sixways.”
Foxwell cut her rugby playing teeth at Filton Academy after mostly playing football as a child and she immediately took to the game like a duck to water, going on to play for counties Somerset at under-18s and for Gloucester at senior level.
Joining Bristol Ladies aged 17, Foxwell made her Premier 15s debut for the West Country club where she made a series of appearances before making the switch to Warriors ahead of the 2018/19 season.
“Victoria is a natural rugby player, who is gifted with an array of skills and a good physical stature,” said Sian Moore, Warriors Women Lead Coach.
“She really is a multi-dimensional threat and I’m glad to have her in a Warriors shirt next season.”
Tremelling started her journey at the tender of seven with Doncaster RFU and got the rugby bug as she progressed as an RFU AASE student at Bishop Burton College while playing for Leeds West Park Under-18s. Representing the North of England, Yorkshire Under-18s and Yorkshire Ladies, Tremelling, like Foxwell, went on to trial with England Under-20s.
“Carmen has shown her versatility this year, covering both hooker and prop,” said Academy Forwards Transition Coach and Warriors Women Forwards Coach Mike Hill.
“She is young and hungry to get better, which makes her a pleasure to coach and we have a great crop of front-row which Carmen is in. I’m excited to see them compete when we get back to training.”