Twenty-four-year-old Emily Scott is part of England Rugby’s Elite Playing Squad and has been capped 16 times for England at international level.
Originally from Corringham, but now living in Chadwell-St-Mary, Emily was chosen in the 12-strong British Women’s Sevens squad for two invitational tournaments in March 2016 in Las Vegas and Vancouver as part of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games and scored two tries and two conversions in the historic event in Rio.
Not for profit organisation Impulse Leisure, which operates the Corringham centre, is now supporting the young athlete’s career by giving her access to the wide range of facilities on offer at the centre.
“I have been a member of Impulse Leisure in various forms over the past five years and it has allowed me to get the best out of my training. I’m absolutely delighted that I can continue to use the great facilities there,” says Emily.
As a professional rugby player, a lot of Emily’s training is done in the gym to build and maintain strength in order to withstand the collisions of an international rugby game. From Tuesday to Thursday, the England team is based at the National Sports Centre Bisham Abbey, but having access to a high quality gym for the rest of the week is essential for Emily’s training programme.
“I love the variety of equipment that Impulse Leisure Corringham offers. I train in the gym a minimum of four times a week – two upper body and two lower body strength sessions – using the free weights and racks. I also use the cardio machines such as the treadmill and bikes, and often go to the pool after a game for some recovery,” she says.
“Emily has enjoyed a fantastic career in international rugby to date and we are very happy to be able to support her so this may continue,” says Garry Tapsell, head of fitness at Impulse Leisure.