Hannah BottermanHannah Botterman

Early Life and Education

Born on June 8, 1999, in Hertfordshire, England, Hannah Ruby Botterman grew up in a family deeply rooted in rugby. From the tender age of four, she began playing rugby at Datchworth RFC, a passion shared by her parents and other family members. Her rugby lineage is impressive; her aunt, Jane Everett, and her uncle, Greg Botterman, both donned the England jersey, with Greg also playing for Saracens. Educated initially at Monk’s Walk School, Botterman later honed her skills at Hartpury College, a well-known rugby nursery, at the age of 16. Prior to turning professional, she balanced life as a painter, decorator, and waitress, showcasing her diverse talents and dedication.

Club Career

Botterman’s club career began in earnest when she was just 18, making her debut for Saracens Women during the 2017/18 season. She quickly became a key player for the team, contributing significantly to their consecutive Tyrell Premier 15s titles. Notably, she scored the winning try in the 2017/18 final against Harlequins Women. Her robust performance at the club level caught the eye of national selectors and paved her way to international rugby.

International Career

Hannah Botterman’s international journey commenced in 2017 when she was selected for the England national women’s rugby team after an outstanding season with Saracens. She made a memorable debut against Canada. Botterman’s prowess on the field was further recognized when she was awarded a full-time professional contract by the Rugby Football Union for the 2019/20 season. She played a pivotal role in the 2019 Grand Slam winning England team at the Women’s Six Nations Championship and was part of the squad for the 2021 Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand.

Teams and Years Played

  • Saracens Women (2017/18 – Present)
  • Bristol Bears Women (Date of transfer unknown, current team)
  • England National Team (2017 – Present)

International Caps

Botterman’s international career has been illustrious with multiple caps since her debut in 2017. She has represented England in various international competitions including the Super Series in San Diego and the Women’s Six Nations Championship, demonstrating her skills on a global stage.

Career Highlights

  • Debut for Saracens Women and scoring the winning try in the Tyrell Premier 15s final against Harlequins Women.
  • Selection and debut for the England national team in 2017.
  • Part of the Grand Slam winning team at the 2019 Women’s Six Nations Championship.
  • Participation in the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

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