18th Oct, 2019

Jessica earns international cap

Liam Moakes 5th Mar, 2019 Updated: 5th Mar, 2019

KING Edward VI School (KES) pupil Jessica Wiesheu had the honour of pulling on her national shirt on Sunday when she played for England Women U18 Talent Development Group against Scottish Futures in Preston.

Sixteen-year-old Jessica, who started playing rugby at Banbury RFC when she was six, is now playing regularly for Worcester U18s.

She is a talented all-round sportswoman, also competing for the school in netball and rowing.

KES director of sport Toby Wilson said: “We are delighted Jessica has been given this opportunity which she thoroughly deserves.

“It is a superb achievement to be selected to represent your country, especially as she is only 16. Jessica is a hardworking, talented and committed student who is now beginning to reap her rewards.

“We will support her in her future endeavours in whatever way we can and hopefully her determination will inspire many more youngsters to achieve their potential.”

Jessica played the majority of the match in the second row, performing superbly throughout, demonstrating strength in the tackle and power when carrying the ball as England overcame a tough Scottish side 39-5 in difficult conditions.

Jessica, of year 12, said: “It was a great experience and I hope to have the opportunity to play for England again in the near future.”

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