National rugby triumph for Scunthorpe police officer


1 Nov 2018

Scunthorpe patrol officer PC Jack Snowden made an impressive start to the season for the England Police Rugby Union team in their victory over the England Fire Service yesterday. 

PC Snowden, who won his seventh cap playing left wing, ran in one try and converted three in the side’s 41-12 win at Moseley Rugby Club in Birmingham.

Jack also plays for the British Police Rugby League team so has national experience in both codes. We’d like to say congratulations to him and the team for a great win.

PC Snowden said: “I’m really proud to have been chosen to play for the national side and to represent the force.

“To kick off the season with a win and to score 11 points during the game is brilliant.

“It’s a first step down the road to the Police Rugby World Cup in Hong Kong in September 2019. England have already qualified for the tournament, and if I have a good season I’m hoping to be part of that squad.

“As a police officer, keeping fit and healthy is very important as it not only helps me with my wellbeing it also allows me to do my job to the best of my ability physically. 

“I’m fortunate enough to be able to transfer that fitness onto the pitch, and vice versa. 

“To be able to represent Humberside Police at a national level alongside my team mates and colleagues from other forces from all over the country is a real honour.”