St Pauls duo called up to RFU academy

Nana Edjekoomhene and Shaniah Herelle
Nana Edjekoomhene and Shaniah Herelle

Two talented rugby players from St Pauls have been called up to play for the RFU’s Girls’ U15 South West Academy Squad.

Nana Edjekoomhene, a Year 10 student, and Shaniah Herelle, who is in Year 9, travelled to Frome in Somerset to take part in the South West trails along with around 60 girls from the region.

From there, the pair impressed and made the final squad of 28.

Dave Manders, Rugby Development Manager at St Paul’s, said: “We’re all so proud of Nana and Shaniah’s fantastic achievement.

“Despite a very early start, some intense trials and atrocious weather conditions the girls worked really hard to demonstrate their rugby playing skills.”

Shania said: “When my mum got the email that said I had got in I was really excited and I’m really proud of myself because I never thought I would ever come this far. I hope to continue progressing and play at the highest level.”

Nana and Shaniah play in St Paul’s U15s rugby squad and the team has already experienced success this season having won the Sibford School Girls U15s 7s tournament for the second year running.

In March they will be competing in the Buckinghamshire Schools U15’s Girls Festival with a chance to ultimately play in the National School Finals at Twickenham.