Fab four from Burnley selected to represent Lancashire in under 15's rugby squad

Four young players from Burnley Rugby Club girls have been selected to represent Lancashire in the under 15's squad.

By Sue Plunkett
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 8:30 pm

Niamh Hamer (flanker) Tillie Ferguson (scrum half) Macey Shian (second row) and Charley Jenkins (number eight) were among seven from Burnley who went forward with 73 other girls for the trials. This was whittled down to 40 for the second trials at Sedgley Park where the players were put through their paces over two days by the Lancashire team coaches and assessors

Burnley RUFC coach Gus Ferguson said: “All seven girls who trialled represented themselves and their club impeccably and we were thrilled this week to learn that four have been selected for the final Lancashire U15’s squad.

"Four out of a squad of 30 is a fantastic result for Burnley RUFC, proving that the future is bright for girls and women’s rugby at the club. Well done and huge congratulations to all involved and best of luck to the girls."

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The four Burnley Rugby Club girls selected to represent Lancashire in the under 15's squad (left to right) Niamh Hamer, Charley Jenkins, Macey Shian and Tillie Ferguson.

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Niamh goes to St Christopher’s High School in Accrington and Tillie is a pupil at Blessed Trinity RC College in Burnley. Macey attends Fisher More High School, Colne and Charley is a student at Park High which is also in Colne.

The county games will take place on three consecutive weekends this month taking on the Cheshire and Yorkshire squads in festival style events.

The dates are: Sunday, May 15th at Sedgley Park RUFC, Whitefield, Crewe and Nantwich RUFC on Sunday, May 22nd and Sandal RUFC on Sunday, May 29th.