WOMEN’S RUGBY: Millie Wood was always destined to play for England, says her former coach at Minety RFC
EVEN at 14 it was not a case of if Millie Wood would play for England but when, according to the award-winning coach who guided the Cheltenham girl through her teenage years.
In the week when outside centre Millie has captained England U20s to two emphatic victories over the touring Canada side, Minety RFC coach Cliff Garland has been recalling the “popular but quiet girl” who first came to his sessions and stayed six years.
Garland set up U15s and U18s girls’ sides under the banner ‘Supermiren’, an amalgamation of Cirencester RFC, Minety RFC and Supermarine RFC – and Wood was his star player from the outset.
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