York City Knights Ladies star Savannah Andrade has been added to the England Women National Performance Squad following an impressive 2021 season.
Andrade joined the Knights from Bradford Bulls back in May and has proven to be a pivotal strike player for York helping the club reach their first Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Final scoring a sensational Semi-Final hat-trick against Castleford Tigers. The centre was also a stand-out performer during the Knights Ladies' narrow Betfred Women's Super League Play-Off Semi-Final defeat to Leeds Rhinos last weekend.
England Women Head Coach, Craig Richards, said: "We spoke with Savannah earlier in the season and she has taken on board our feedback and worked hard on her game which is evident following some really strong performances for York.
"She has the ability to score tries from anywhere on the field and offers us another great option out wide as we prepare for our fixture against France.
"We have two sessions scheduled either side of the Betfred Women's Super League Grand Final and places are definitely up for grabs."
England Women will meet for two training sessions either side of the Betfred Women's Super League Grand Final - with the first coming this Saturday (2nd October) - as preparations for their Test Match against France continue. Head Coach Richards will select his squad to travel to Perpignan following the October 16th session.
England Women earned a 60-0 victory earlier this season as they overcame Wales in the National Lottery Mid-Season International at the Halliwell Jones Stadium; a game which saw four players make their international debuts – Hollie Dodd, Fran Goldthorp, Beth Stott, and Paige Travis.
England Women National Performance Squad:
Amy Hardcastle (St Helens)
Amy Johnson (Leeds Rhinos)
Beth Stott (St Helens)
Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos)
Carrie Roberts (St Helens)
Chantelle Crowl (St Helens)
Chloe Kerrigan (Leeds Rhinos)
Dannielle Anderson (Leeds Rhinos)
Emily Rudge (St Helens)
Emma Lumley (Castleford Tigers)
Francesca Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos)
Georgia Roche (Castleford Tigers)
Georgia Wilson (Wigan Warriors)
Grace Field (York City Knights)
Hollie Dodd (Castleford Tigers)
Jodie Cunningham (St Helens)
Kelsey Gentles (York City Knights)
Lacey Owen (Castleford Tigers)
Leah Burke (St Helens)
Naomi Williams (St Helens)
Olivia Wood (York City Knights)
Paige Travis (St Helens)
Rachael Woosey (St Helens)
Rachel Thompson (Wigan Warriors)
Rebecca Greenfield (Wigan Warriors)
Savannah Andrade (York City Knights)
Shona Hoyle (Castleford Tigers)
Tara Jones (St Helens)
Tara Jane Stanley (Castleford Tigers)
Victoria Molyneux (Wigan Warriors)
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