Sale Sharks Women: Jodie Ounsley named in GB Sevens squad

The winger, who is deaf and plays wearing a cochlear implant, is among 13 players to be named in Scott Forrest’s 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens squad.

Jodie returns to the squad having last represented England Sevens in 2019. She scored her maiden try against Ireland in Cape Town, South Africa.

Six of Jodie’s fellow Team GB squad members starred in the Olympics this summer, with Abbie Brown and Megan Jones returning to co-captain the group.

“We’ve got a core group of players who played in Tokyo which is excellent,” Head coach Scott Forrest said.

“Jodie Ounsley has also had World Series experience with England and is really looking forward to being back involved.”

Team GB will face hosts Canada, USA and Mexico in Vancouver and Edmonton in a round-robin competition format with a first and third place final. Mexico replace France who could not travel due to Covid-related issues.

Jodie and the squad have been training at Loughborough University and travel today.

Forrest said he hopes his team’s performance will inspire more girls to start playing rugby sevens.

GB Women’s Sevens squad

Abbie Brown (co-captain, Loughborough Lightning)
Abi Burton (Wasps Women)
Shona Campbell (Scotland 7s)
Grace Crompton (Bristol Bears Women)
Heather Cowell (Harlequins Women)
Megan Jones (co-captain, Wasps Women)
Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears Women)
Alicia Maude (Gloucester-Hartpury Women)
Chantelle Miell (Saracens Women)
Jodie Ounsley (Sale Sharks Women)
Celia Quansah (Wasps Women)
Emma Uren (Saracens Women)
Amy Wilson-Hardy (Wasps Women)


GB 7s v Mexico 7s
Saturday 18 September – KO 09:22 local time/17:22 BST

GB 7s v Canada 7s
Saturday 18 September – KO 12:33 local time/20:33 BST

GB7 s v USA 7s
Saturday 18 September – KO 15:44 local time/23:44 BST


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