Emily Scarratt talks us through her career as a coach and a player in the game…
I’m still pursuing a playing career and am a current member of the first ever professional women’s 7s setup in England, We have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and I am hoping to be a part of it.
At XV-a-side, I was a member of England’s 2014 World Cup-winning side in France. I have been an England international since 2008 amassing 59 senior caps and winning four Six Nations titles along the way. I have played in two World Cups and one 7s World Cup.
Coaching has always been a passion of mine, having worked at King Edward’s School in Birmingham for two years where I was part of the PE department and spent much of the year coaching rugby to varying ages and abilities.
I play my club rugby at Lichfield RFC and have done since 2007 and often help coach the younger age groups there. I have captained Lichfield as well as England and I am currently the England 7s skipper.
I have recently achieved my Level 2 coaching badge while being a professional 7s player and have ambitions to complete my Level 3 badge next.
I am extremely excited to be a part of the Pro Rugby Coach team and have known fellow coaches Sam Vesty and George Chuter for a long time. The respect they have within the sport meant I knew Pro Rugby Coach stood for quality and professionalism and was happy to be a part of their plans.
I enjoy being able to share and develop new and existing ideas and I am looking forward to working with other coaches and players.