Lions finest tackle Team USA
Two of our finest ‘Lions in blue’ have reason to celebrate this month following their selection to the UK Police Rugby Team.
In a first encounter that took place last Saturday, at Surrey’s Imber Court, Lions’ Offensive Lineman Kiara Vincent and Running Back, Caz Goodman, received honours even after trials saw them selected to face the best of America’s Police Departments.
Racking up a dominant 43-10 win Vincent and Goodman are now primed to feature for their side in games against the British Army and the England Deaf Team.
A Doctor by trade (at Leicester’s Royal Infirmary), Vincent qualifies for the UK Police side as a volunteer Special Sergeant: “I’ve been a Special for about three years now, and played rugby for just over ten years so to be selected to the national side is both a great fit and a great honour.”
Goodman – an Officer Safety, Fitness and First Aid Trainer with West Mercia & Warwickshire Police, and a Special Constable – likewise, has a long history of rugby behind her with stints with Rosslyn Park, Altrincham Kersal and current club, Moseley all marking prominently her sports’ CV.
With the team coached by, amongst others, England World Cup Winning prop, Claire Purdy, it’s no surprise that these Lions find themselves in not just good company, but enjoying winning ways too.
Best of luck with the rest of your campaign ladies and we look forward to seeing you back at training soon.
Pictured: #29 Caz Goodman.
Image courtesy of, and with thanks to, Garry Charles Photography, © MyLonelyTreeMedia.