As if winning the league (Midlands 2) with two games to spare wasn’t enough, Worcester RFC and the Women’s team now have another reason to celebrate.
Jazz Rampton, 19, has been called up to international duty with the Jamaica 7’s team for the Rugby Americas North Sevens Qualifiers tournament.
Rampton is flying out next week to the Bahamas for the qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, in September, and The Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham in July.
It’s her first time playing in a significant qualifying tournament, but she is hugely looking forward to it.
“Everyone is very supportive and happy for me! I can’t wait!” said Rampton. “I’ve been around the setup before but never played, and then I got a call from the manager of Jamaica asking me to get involved again and play in the next RAN tournament. “And halfway through the Worcester season, I got a lot more confident and got involved again. So now I’m off to the Caribbean!”
Women’s Lead Benny Williams said, “We are all proud of Jazz getting her call up for Jamaica.
“She’s been exceptional for us this season, and she’s still incredibly young. She’s got bags of potential, and I’m excited to see how she goes in the tournaments. I know the whole club will be backing her all the way.”
Club Chairman Stephen Lloyd could hardly hold back his pride that one of the club’s very own would represent Worcester on an international level.