Amy Cokayne scoring a try in the Six Nations at Twickenham Stoop in 2017 (Picture: PA).
RAF rugby union player Amy Cokayne has been awarded a full-time professional contract with the England women's team.
The Harlequins star already has 45 caps to her name.
She is part of a group of 22 players who have received contracts including eight Harlequins team-mates (Sarah Beckett, Shaunagh Brown, Vickii Cornborough, Abbie Scott, Jess Breach, Leanne Riley, Emily Scott and Lagi Tuima).
Cokayne appeared for the Red Roses at this year's Six Nations tournament and has fixtures against France and Italy to look forward to in November.
The forward was a key part of the successful RAF team in this year's Inter Services championships.
The Air Force ended an over 20-year Army reign to win the title, sparking wild celebrations at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium.