Jess has had mixed fortunes so far this season as she badly damaged a finger in November leaving her unable to play for several months. However, she is now back playing again and has been fast making up for lost time!
On the international front, Jess played for England U18s against Scotland U18s at Preston Grasshoppers ground on March 3rd, helping seal an impressive 59-5 win over their rivals.
Brodie Williams was crowned TS5C’s Young Sports Achiever of the Year Award at this year’s Somerset Activity & Sports Awards.
19 year old Brodie is part of the Millfield School training programme, the same programme that Olympic medallist and World Champion James Guy undertook, and is coached by former international swimmer Euan Dale.
Jessica had a successful time with Atlantis u18 at the Las Vegas Invitational 7s over 1st/2nd March. After winning their pool and being ceded second on points difference, Atlantis won the their quarterfinal and semifinal to face British Colombia Rugby in the final.
TS5C sponsored Jess Cooksey has been invited to play Rugby 7s in Las Vegas from 27th Feb - 2nd March ahead of the HSBC International 7s weekend.
She is one of two girls selected from Hartpury College and will be playing with Atlantis Rugby, the invitational rugby team from the US that specialises in Rugby Sevens.
Having completed a successful season with Winscombe U18 Girls, culminating in winning the National Championship, Jess has started the new year with some great news from the RFU. She has been selected as one of the 35 girls in the U18 Talent Development Group.