Executive Education


21 Mar 2019

Work Psychology MSc student helps the Red Roses win Six Nations grand slam

Catherine O'Donnell

Current SBE student Catherine O’Donnell, who is studying for a master's in Work Psychology, played a key role throughout the tournament helping England women secure the Six Nations grand slam at Twickenham, scoring a try against Scotland in the final game.

Team caption and Loughborough Lightning coach Sarah Hunter led The Red Roses to score 12 tries, brushing aside Scotland and winning their 10th Six Nations crown in front of a record crowd in the capital.

After securing bonus-point victories in their first four games of the campaign, Simon Middleton’s side put on a rampant display to seal an empathic 80-0 win in difficult conditions.

Alongside Cath, the victorious England squad also included Loughborough Lightning stars Jo Brown, Katy Daly-Mclean, Carys Williams and Emily Scarratt.

Speaking about the victory, Sarah Hunter said:

“Each and every one of us is immensely proud of this success. To win the grand slam at Twickenham is extra special and we’ll certainly saviour this moment for some time. Throughout the whole campaign we’ve performed brilliantly as a team and hopefully helped inspire the next generation too”.