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Switchboard Star Joins England

26 February 2013

Claire Hall, 24, who has recently joined Costain as a receptionist, has been chosen to be part of the Women’s National Rugby League team to represent England in the World Cup.

Claire, who works at the Costain Evaporator D project at Sellafield, has been playing rugby league since the tender age of eight.

Claire made her England debut when she was just 18 and has nine England caps to date. She was part of the 2008 World Cup in Australia. Claire has also been part of two successful tours to France – winning all the games played.

“In the 16 years that I’ve been playing rugby I’ve never had any bad injuries - touch wood. But I’ve suffered my fair share of cuts and bruises including a black eye on my first day working for Costain!” says Claire. 

Neil Grosset, Project Manager, said: “The Evaporator D team is very proud of Claire's achievements. Her dedication and commitment is clearly evident in her approach to working on Evaporator D and is an inspiration to the whole team as they are greeted daily on reception, especially when a black eye is present.”

To get selected for England, scouts from the Rugby Football League (RFL) travel the length and breadth of the Country looking for the best talent. Claire is currently undergoing a rigorous training programme in preparation for the games which start in early July.