Former England scrum-half Amy Turner has been appointed England’s coaching intern for the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The 36-year-old Amy Turner has been coaching with England Under-20s but will also now start working with the senior squad.
“To beat the world’s best in their own backyard is a hard task but something that the girls should really thrive on.” former England scrum-half Amy Turner told BBC.
“I want to help to get them into that psyche and understand our strengths.”
These news comes on the exact day marking ‘One Year to Go’ before the start of the event, which will run from 18 September through to the final on 16 October.
The World Rugby funds one woman coaching intern per nation in order to prepare squads for the 2021 World Cup. This initiative looks up to help World Rugby build towards reaching a 40% target of their own coaching staff at the 2025 Women’s World Cup being female.
Wales have qualified but are waiting for the announcement of their new head coach and the appointment of their new coach intern for the women’s league.
“We were seeking a young aspiring coach in the early stage of their career and Amy was the outstanding candidate.” said RFU head of women’s performance Nicky Ponsford.
“Amy is a dedicated, talented young coach with an infectious personality, enthusiasm and willingness to develop,”
Former Metropolitan Police officer Turner will dedicate her time into coaching some senior players with the help of England captain Sarah Hunter and 2019 World Player of the Year Emily Scarratt.
Former England scrum-half Amy Turner will be involved in the side’s final Six Nations match with Italy in October followed by two fixtures with France said England women’s head coach Simon Middleton.
Turner took time to credit and thank a few pioneering female rugby directors for helping inspire her coaching careers.
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