Hollie Davidson admits being added to the officials panel for the Women’s 2017 Women’s World Cup is an “incredible opportunity”.

The  event starts later this month in Ireland and the-24-year-old has been awarded her first major appointment since embarking on the Scottish Referees High Performance structure as Scotland’s first contracted female rugby referee earlier this year.

She will be an Assistant Referee at the event and said: “It’s an honour to be called up to the match officials team for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, and I’m very excited to represent Scotland at one of this year’s major sporting events.

“It only comes around every four years so to get this opportunity is incredible.”

On the up

Davidson has already worked at several HSBC Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments in 2016/17 and it is envisaged that she will continue her development towards being selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

“Delighted”

Scottish Rugby Referee Commissioner Tappe Henning said: “We are delighted that Hollie will gain invaluable experience at this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup as a result of her appointment.

“It is a reflection of Hollie’s work and commitment towards developing her match officiating across both national and international competitions.”

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