Faye Gaskin – England and St Helens Rugby League Player

Faye Gaskin is a course team leader and lecturer in sport at Cronton Sixth Form College and also an England and St Helens Rugby League player.

Faye is also an ambassador for the Learning Disability Super League and is currently completing her Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby League, she also holds a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Netball.

Faye started playing rugby league at the age of six for West Bank Bears in Widnes. At the age of 12 she had to go and play for a female team, to which she joined the Moorfield Girls team.

At the age of 16 Faye went and played open age rugby for Leigh East and then moved the Thatto Heath before the newly created St Helens Women’s team in 2018.

Faye has represented Lancashire at under 12/14/16, and also played for England Students. In 2015 she was selected in the national development programme and gained international honours against the French before representing England in the 2017 World Cup.

My schools: I attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Widnes.

My favourite teacher: My favourite teacher was Miss Woan from Saints Peter and Paul, she always encouraged me at school.

My favourite subject at school: My favourite subject was PE, I was always into sport in a big way and loved spending all my spare time playing rugby or netball.

Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek? I would say that I was very streetwise.

My favourite childhood singer/band: I know not everyone will agree but my favourite band were the Spice Girls, I absolutely loved their music as a child.

My favourite extra-curricular activity: I loved playing rugby and netball after school and I still carry on now even though I play rugby for St Helens Rugby League Club, I still find time to play and coach netball in the off season.

Do you remember your first school crush? I can’t remember  that far back!  

My favourite book: I didn’t read much as I didn’t have much time and was always playing sport, so possibly the first book I read was the first Harry Potter book.

School dinners: I loved a school dinner! My aunty worked in the kitchen so I always got an extra pudding.

My ambitions at school: I always wanted to become a PE teacher and that is were I am now working as a team leader and lecturer in sport at Cronton Sixth Form College.

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