LH (WS) Sophie Hinds
Sophie began her rugby career as a scrum half aged 8 for Painswick RFC. But moved to flanker/second row by the time she played for Cheltenham ladies. She joined the RN 6 years ago and made her debut for the RN Women against Taunton in 2009, when she also scored her first try!
Sophie has represented the RN at the Inter Services for 3 consecutive years from 08/09 and was Vice Captain in 10/11 whilst serving on HMS Cornwall. Unfortunately due being deployed she missed most of the 11/12 season.
As well as Navy rugby, she was also selected for the Combined Services squad 3 times but was unable to attend due to Operational commitments.
Sophie has been an outstanding player and representative of the Navy Women's team since she became involved, she is a fantastic leader on the pitch and will be sorely missed when she leaves the RN in February. Sophie was one of the first group of RN Women to become eligible for a Navy Cap and it is very well deserved.