Marlie Packer named in England Rugby Squad

HomeServe plumber Marlie Packer lifts the coveted womens Rugby World Cup

Posted 18 August 2014 9:00 AM by Mark Round

Marlie, aged 24, is one of 26 players that travelled to France to compete in the tournament and played a starring role in helping England secure victory against Canada in a gripping finale.

Marlie joined HomeServe back in 2013 and works across the south London region. A usual day at the office can include dealing with anything from leaky pipes through to blocked toilets. Marlie says she initially became interested in rugby aged five after a family friend took her to rugby practice - the rest as they say is history.

When she’s not out fixing blocked drains and repairing broken toilets, Marlie plays for London Wasps Ladies as a Flanker having started out her career as a five-year-old with Ivel Barbarians. After a successful stint with Bath, she eventually moved on to play for Bristol in 2009. She then joined London Wasps in 2013 where she continues to train twice a week.

Marlie has become somewhat of a household-name having already featured for England at U19 and captained the U20 side level with a further 28 professional caps to her name. Speaking previously, Marlie said: “I love my job at HomeServe because no job is ever the same. As an organisation, HomeServe is committed to putting the customer first and as an organisation, it really values the Customer experience. I’m a people person and this job offers me the opportunity to help make a difference.”

HomeServe’s Chief Marketing Officer Greg Reed said: “Everybody at HomeServe is thrilled to see Marlie lifting the World Cup. Marlie is a wonderful ambassador for HomeServe and we can’t wait to see her medal once she gets back home.”