KUDOS to Sue-Ellen Godde and her ‘Women’s 35 England Touch Rugby’ teammates for winning Gold at the European Touch Rugby Championships!
The squad dominated the tournament, scoring 109 tries and winning the final against Wales 14-1. Sue-Ellen, who is a Teacher of Physics and Housemistress of Withburga House at King’s Ely, also achieved her 60th cap for England.
The team won Bronze at the last World Cup in Malaysia in 2019, and Sue-Ellen says their Gold win at the University of Nottingham at the weekend is a fantastic start to their 2024 World Cup campaign.
She said: “I am incredibly proud of our team! We have worked together for the past year and this is the first tournament since 2019. It was an amazing atmosphere with a talented squad which really has the potential to perform very well at the next World Cup. It is the start of an exciting journey for all of us and this Gold medal is the start of amazing things to come!”
Sue-Ellen plays ‘link’ most of the time. She plays for Cambridge Touch Rugby when competing in the National Touch Series, and Midlands Tigers is her regional team.
Sue-Ellen has represented England since 2010. She played mixed open in 2010 and 2011, and then played England Senior Mixed from 2015-2018. In 2019, she played for England Women’s 27 and she has been with England Women’s 35 since 2020.
Huge congratulations, ladies!