Sunderland teacher turned World Cup hero meets Prime Minister

Prime Minister David Cameron meets the England Women's Rugby World Cup winning team during a reception at 0 Downing Street in London.
Prime Minister David Cameron meets the England Women's Rugby World Cup winning team during a reception at 0 Downing Street in London.
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WORLD Cup winning hero Katy McLean capped off a remarkable few months by meeting the Prime Minister in London.

England Rugby Sevens women’s captain Katy travelled down to show off the trophy to David Cameron at Downing Street along with the rest of the national squad, team management, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont and RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie.

Bexhill Academy teacher Katy, 29, said; “The fact that we have had the opportunity to meet David Cameron shows us how far our game has come.

“He mentioned that our achievements will have inspired the next generation and I hope that turns out to be the case.”

The team lifted the trophy for the first time in 20 years.

Head coach Gary Street added: “It was a surreal experience heading to Number 10, with the trophy and meeting the Prime Minister.”

Last week Katy, from South Shields, took her winner’s medal into her school to show her Class One pupils.

She has worked at the school since 2010 but is leaving next month to become a full-time rugby professional.