Burnley student Anya’s England dream

England hopes: Anya (centre)
England hopes: Anya (centre)

Burnley’s Anya Richmond has taken a step towards her dream of an international cap after a call up to the North Of England squad.

Anya, 12, pictured, centre, also plays for Blessed Trinity and Lancashire and is awaiting confirmation next month that she has got the nod for the North of England camp.

She has played rugby since she was six and is a second rower – training twice a week, with matches on Sunday.

Also in the Lancashire development team from Blessed Trinity are Sophie Gavin and Elona Bythell.