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Ellie Oldroyd

@ollieoldroydxo
DOB
15/06/2001
Birth Place
Dewsbury
Position
Second Row
Weight
82kg
Height
1.79cm
Heritage Number
23

BIOGRAPHY

Debut: vs Wakefield Trinity 3/6/18

Ellie was one of the first recruits for the Rhinos Women’s Academy, but soon made the transition to the first team when she earned a call up for their Challenge Cup tie against Wakefield.  She’s a front rower and has put a marker down as one of the strongest tacklers in the team, used alongside Shannon Lacey as impact players.

After making a eight appearances in her debut season she was awarded the number 22 shirt for the 2019 campaign.

The Dewsbury born player won League Leaders and Challenge Cup honours in her first season and appeared off the bench in the Grand Final game against Wigan.

The second rower started playing at Batley Bulldogs, where she won three national championships and was part of the first women’s team to tour Australia.

A former pupil at St John Fisher, she enjoyed more success with her school rugby side. winning the national schools championship.

Her first rugby memory was as a 12-year-old and being knocked out by an older player and she also recalls Leeds Rhinos Foundation coming into her school to play tag rugby with them.

Leeds Trinity University

We've been providing outstanding, student-centred higher education for nearly 50 years. You'll find us on a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre – one of the UK's best student cities. We pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every degree, giving students a real head start when competing for their first graduate job. The results speak for themselves – 95​% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). Our teaching staff have extensive professional experience in their fields and many are also active researchers, contributing to Leeds Trinity's increasing reputation for research​​ ex​cellence​.