WORCESTER Valkyries teenager Megan Varley has won the club's player of the month award for January.

Varley, 18 and in her first season of senior rugby, is making a big impression in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

And Valkyries director of rugby Roy Davies admits his in-form centre has a big future ahead of her.

He said: “Meg has been nothing short of a revelation this season.

"She has stepped up from junior rugby at a difficult time for the club and has grown throughout the season.

“It is widely accepted that 13 is the most difficult position to defend from and she has been exceptional in that area as well as offering a powerful carrying option in attack.”

Varley, who hails from Coventry and is a product of Worcester under 18s, put in strong displays against Loughborough Lightning, Saracens and Richmond in January when Valkyries showed glimpses of their potential.

Davies said: “Meg has a great work ethic, shows excellent leadership for someone so young and I have no doubt if she continues to develop at her current rate she will get international recognition.

“Having already been invited in to train with England under 20s, she knows that she’s close and continued strong performances like those in January can only help.”

The award is sponsored by Worcester councillor Richard Udall.