DROITWICH rugby ace Nicky Crawford trained with England Ladies at the weekend following her selection to the national set-up.

The 28-year-old, who plays for Worcester Ladies, is part of the provisional 43-strong England squad for the 2000/2001 season.

This squad forms the basis for the England and England A teams to be finalised over the next few months.

Nicky, who is an art teacher in Birmingham, will train with the squad at Loughborough University on December 2 and 3 and Bisham Abbey on January 13 and 14 prior to the Six Nations Championship.