Natasha - also known as Mo - has aspired to encourage sports participation in others for enjoyment and towards a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

While still at school she gained her first coaching qualification, and has continued to build on this knowledge and experience through college and then university, completing a BA in Sports Development and Coaching at Bath university. This love to inspire the next generation was harboured when she became a PE assistant and later a PE teacher. Since 2014 Mo has relished the opportunity to become a full time athlete and absolutely loves the experience. Her love of grass roots and belief in the harbouring of young talent still remains very much the same and she is particularly keen on inclusion in sports, finding ways to involve those with physical barriers to participation or lacking motivation.

Mo is also a keen participant, having represented her county or region at netball, athletics, golf, rugby and football, before deciding on rugby as her specialised sport at the age of 17. After representing England Ladies at U20 level, she has now progressed to the England Ladies squad and since then to represent GB at an Olympic games. She is extremely grateful for the opportunities sport has given her and is completely invested in giving back.

Giving Back

Since graduating, Mo has worked at King Edwards School in Birmingham as a PE Assistant. While the main element of her role is coaching rugby, she also coaches athletics, cricket and swimming. She has also completed her Level 1 and Level 2 rugby coaching qualifications and completed various sporting courses for development. She has also coached for Bath Rugby Community Foundation and been involved in various other initiatives.

Mo is excited about being involved in the Sporting Champions programme, as it gives her an opportunity to share her passion for sport with others - regardless of their sporting ability. Through her own experiences, she is aware that hard work and commitment can bring immense reward for those prepared to work hard to achieve their goals.

Competitive Record

2017 – Six Nations Champion

2016 – Represented GB at Rio Olympics

2014 – 2016 Represented England on the World Rugby Sevens Series & European Championships

2014 - Rugby World Cup winner

2013 - member of England Sevens World Cup squad

2010 - represented England in the Euro 7s

2009 – 2011 - England A player

2007-2009 - U20 England player