"32 Confirmed" England Announce New Contracts for Red Roses Women's Stars - Ruck

“32 Confirmed” England Announce New Contracts for Red Roses Women’s Stars

England’s new Women’s Head Coach John Mitchell, has selected his 32-player list of Red Roses stars to be offered new contracts.

Mitchell made the selections with his new coaching team of Louis Deacon, Lou Meadows and Sarah Hunter, alongside Executive Director of Performance, Conor O’Shea, and Head of Women’s Performance, Charlie Hayter. 

John Mitchell, head coach of England A during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 24 June 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

The new contracts are three-season agreements, and will cover the salaries, match fees and 2025 Rugby World Cup arrangements of the selected players. England rugby have confirmed that two of the players that have been offered contracts are soon to take maternity leave, and that two additional contracts will also be confirmed by the end of 2023.

Additionally, six aspiring Red Roses players have been offered ‘transition contracts’, which will support the young stars with their early professional development. A notable absentee in the announced list is Natasha ‘Mo’ Hunt, who captained Gloucester-Hartpury to their first Premier 15s title, and was apart of the England squad in the Grand Slam winning 2023 Women’s Six Nations.

“We are pleased to confirm the players offered contracts who will form the Red Roses contracted player squad for the 2023/24 season,” Charlie Hayter said to the England Rugby website

“This is a hugely exciting time for the Red Roses, especially with our home World Cup on the horizon in 2025. However, we know there is a lot of work to do before then, and we are excited to bring the group together shortly to start preparations for WXV which will be the immediate focus for us all.”

32 Contracted Player List in Full

Holly Aitchison of England Women on the break during the England Womens Red Roses Training Session at Topsham Sports Ground on 28 October 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Holly Aitchison (Bristol Bears)  
Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Sarah Beckett (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears) 

Hannah Botterman of England Women during the TikTok Womens Six Nations Match between England Women and France Women at Twickenham, London on 29 April 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)


Hannah Botterman (Bristol Bears) 
Jess Breach (Saracens) 
Mackenzie Carson (TBC)  
Poppy Cleall (Saracens) 
Kelsey Clifford (Saracens)

Amy Cokayne of England Women during the TikTok Womens Six Nations match between England Women and Wales Women at Kingsholm Stadium on April 9 2022 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)


Amy Cokayne (Leicester Tigers) 
Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins)  
Lark Davies (Bristol Bears) 
Abby Dow (Ealing Trailfinders) 
Rosie Galligan (Saracens) 
Zoe Harrison (Saracens) 

Zoe Harrison of England Women kicks the conversion during the TikTok Womens Six Nations match between England Women and Wales Women at Kingsholm Stadium on April 9 2022 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)


Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Megan Jones (Leicester Tigers) 
Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough) 
Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins) 

Ellie Kildunne of Harlequins with fans after the game – Mandatory by-line: Juan Gasparini/JMP – 13/05/2023 – RUGBY – Twickenham Stoop – London, England – Harlequins Women v Wasps Women – Allianz Premier 15s

Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Claudia MacDonald (Exeter) 
Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough) 
Morwenna Talling (Sale Sharks) 
Lucy Packer (Harlequins) 

Marlie Packer, Captain of England Women celebrates with the Womens Six Nations Trophy during the TikTok Womens Six Nations Match between England Women and France Women at Twickenham, London on 29 April 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Marlie Packer (Saracens) 
Connie Powell (Harlequins) 
Amber Reed (Bristol Bears) 
Helena Rowland (Loughborough) 
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough) 

Emily Scarratt, Vice Captain of England Women on the break during the TikTok Womens Six Nations match between England Women and Wales Women at Kingsholm Stadium on April 9 2022 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Emma Sing (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears) 

6 Transition Contract Player List in Full

Maisy Allen of Exeter Chiefs Women on the break during the Women’s Allianz Premier 15s match between Exeter Chiefs Women and Worcester Warriors Women at Sandy Park on 3 Dec 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.

Maisy Allen (Exeter) 
Grace Clifford (Loughborough) 
Katie Buchanan (Exeter) 
Lizzie Duffy (Sale Sharks) 
Lilli Ives Campion (Loughborough) 
Nancy McGillivary (Exeter)