Leading sports bra brand Shock Absorber have become official support bra suppliers to the team. All of the squad members have been professionally fitted to ensure that they are wearing the correct sized sports bra.
The series takes in a warm up game against the Maori Women (October 5th at Manurewa Rugby Club) and two games against the New Zealand Ferns (10th October at Whangarei and 15th October at Auckland).
A twenty strong squad has been selected:
Lynsdsey Anfield – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Jodie Cunningham – Warrington Ladies
Andrea Dobson – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Amanda Donaldson – Copeland Wildcats
Kim Field – Combined Services
Lois Forsell – Middleton Ladies
Holly Freestone – Copeland Wildcats
Natalie Gilmour – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Charlene Henegan – Bradford Thunderbirds
Paula McCourt – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Kirsty Morooney – Bradford Thunderbirds
Katie O’Toole – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Claire Robinson – Warrington Ladies
Sarah Roper – Combined Services
Emma Slowe – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Beth Sutcliffe – Warrington Ladies
Rachel Twilbil – Bradford Thunderbirds
Gemma Walsh – Wakefield/Townville Panthers
Joanne Watmore – Warrington Ladies
Jenny Welsby – Warrington Ladies
Shock Absorber will be supplying the squad with sports bras and swimwear. Senior Brand Manager Kirsty Kothakota commented: “We’re delighted to get behind the England women as they bid for success in New Zealand.
“A good sports bra is an essential piece of any sports woman’s kit. Our products offer scientifically proven support, comfort and quality are a perfect fit for female athletes taking up challenging sports such as Rugby League. We hope they will contribute in some small way towards a triumphant tour!” she added.
The RFL’s National Player Development Manager Chris Chapman said: “We’ve selected a strong squad for what promises to be very tough and demanding tour. The support offered by Shock Absorber will make playing the game a more comfortable experience.”
For more details visit www.shockabsorber.co.uk