- Current Team
- RRFC Ladies
Full name: Ellen Rhian McAleavey
Job: Currently unemployed but looking for illustration work
Rugby position: Full back
Years played for RRFC Ladies: This will be my second full season so just over a year now
Age started playing rugby & why: I started when I was 15 for Chinnor and did it to get fit and build some confidence in myself
Which premiership team do you support & why: Wasps because they were my home team growing up so me and my dad would often go and watch them.
Rugby hero & why: Mine is not a professional player but my old PE teacher, Mr Hutchens. He also used to play for Chinnor and he encouraged me to keep playing through my teens and ignore all the lesbian comments. He also bent the rules at my school and let me perform rugby for my GCSE when the girls weren’t really allowed to at that time. I probably would have given up years ago if it wasn’t for him..
Best thing about playing for RRFC Ladies: My teammates, there is not a bad one in the bunch! Even if training doesn’t turn out to be as expected or if it’s torrential rain I’m always looking forward to having a drink with them all after and dive at any chance to join them on a trip to the pub that is destined to get out of hand.