We’re backing Lydia Thompson for Valkyries success - 7th August 2018

As many of our clients and regular readers of our blog will be aware, we’re big supporters of Worcester Warriors here at SW&A. Last year we sponsored Perry Humphries and this season we’re extending our sponsorship and are proud to be sponsoring Worcester Valkyries sensation, England International and one of the world’s finest young rugby players, Lydia Thompson.

Lydia, who was a double try scorer in the 2017 Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand and made the shortlist in the World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year award, returns to Sixways after a spell with the England 7s programme.

The 26-year-old winger brings a considerable amount of top level experience to the young Valkyries squad.

Lydia has kindly contacted SW&A this week and said “I wanted to Thank you for sponsoring me this season, that is really kind of you and I really appreciate your support”

Some of Lydia’s recent sporting accolade and achievements include: -


  • 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup – Winner
  • 2017 Six Nations - Winner 
  • 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup - (Finalist) - Runner Up 
  • Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Bronze


Lydia recently commented at the Warriors press release; after the RFU released her from 7’s duty where she was one of the try scorers helping win a Bronze medal in the commonwealth Games “I’m really excited to play at Worcester this season and to be on the pitch with some incredibly talented up and coming players,”

“I have so many happy memories at Worcester and owe the club a lot for where I have got to with my rugby career. I hope I can help the younger players at the start of their Premiership rugby journeys.”

SW&A managing director Neil Sysum said: “As a Worcestershire based business supporting fellow Worcestershire businesses as well as sports teams and individuals, we’re delighted to be sponsoring such a gifted young player with some incredible experience & skill and look forward to seeing her and the rest of the squad in action when the season gets underway on 8th September.”

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