Charlotte scores in her debut game for Lancashire’s U19s rugby team

Talented rugby league player and Warrington Collegiate student Charlotte Hill is celebrating after being selected for Lancashire’s Under 19s team – and scoring a try in her debut game.

Charlotte, who is currently studying the Rugby League BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3, run in partnership with Warrington Wolves, played her first game for Lancashire in their 2016 Women’s RL State of Origin fixture against arch rivals Yorkshire.

The 17-year-old scored just 20 minutes into the game, which finished 14-10 for Lancashire.

Charlotte, from Newton-le-Willows, also plays for Thatto Heath Crusaders, and was part of their Challenge Shield and Grand Final winning side this season.

The former Great Sankey High School pupil is in her second year at Warrington Collegiate, and said that without the skills and knowledge she has learned during her time here, she would not be the player she is today.

Charlotte said: “My game has definitely improved since I’ve been on the course here at Warrington Collegiate. My tackling technique has got a lot better and I’ve noticed a lot of other parts of my game have improved too.

“I absolutely love playing rugby – it’s my life – and you get so many amazing opportunities through the College. Last year I was one of two girls from the College that went for trials with England. I would have never had that opportunity if it wasn’t for the College.”