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World Cup winning England team to reunite

*Image: The 1994 England Women's World Cup winning team: (c) Garvin Davies

*Image: The 1994 England Women's World Cup winning team: (c) Garvin Davies

The England Women's Rugby World Cup winning team from 1994, are to reunite and celebrate their success and the history of the English game in September.

The 1994 England team lifted the World Cup after a thrilling final against the defending champions the USA on a 38-23 scoreline. With this year's World Cup being held in England, five former players have organised a major reunion for the squad and staff involved in the win followed by a wider reunion for all former players and a celebration of the history of the womens game in England.

The event will take place during the upcoming 2010 Womens Rugby World Cup.

Despite the squad now being scattered around the world, there's been a huge response for the reunion with 34 of the 35 players and squad confirming they will attend and impressively a number of those players are travelling thousands of miles, including ex-captain Karen Almond (Perth), Sandy Ewing (Auckland), Heather Stirrup (Vancouver) and Jane Mitchell (California).

The squad last got together back in 1995 at the RFUW capping ceremony at Twickenham in September 1995, a year after the World Cup win in Edinburgh.

The organisers are however looking for help in contacting all former England players for a wider celebration of the history of the women's game in England and they are looking for help in tracking down as many former players as they can from way back when England played their first international against Wales in 1987.

The celebration efforts are being helped by generous sponsorship from law firm Freeth Cartwright LLP and a raffle is planned on the night with the money raised to be shared between the Princess Alice Hospice and The Anthony Nolan Trust.

Any former players or staff interested in attending should contact Helen Clayton at