England won the Women's Rugby World Cup after beating Canada 21-9 in Paris yesterday, after four consecutive final defeats.
This great sporting achievement by England is made all the more remarkable by the fact not one of the team are full-time professional athletes and the team boasts students, teachers, a vet, a police officer and a plumber among its number.
Here are the 'day jobs' of six of England's key players:
Katy Mclean MBE- Primary school teacher, 28
Fly-Half Katy Mclean has been the captain of England since 2010, when she took over from Catherine Spencer and was honoured in 2012 for her services to rugby.
Mclean plays her club rugby for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks in the north east and works as a primary school teacher in Sunderland.
Emily Scarratt, PE Assistant, 24
A fantastic try by Scarratt in the 73rd minute sealed the victory over Canada in the final, and the Lichfield centre works as a PE assistant in Birmingham.
Danielle Waterman, Masters Student, 29
"Nollie" Waterman has been a key player in the England set up since 2006 and in 2010 she played in every game and was one of three nominees for player of the tournament.
Accordinf to her RFU profile, she is currently studying a part-time masters by research at the University of Gloucestershire and in November last year decided to leave her role as Head of AASE Academy at Hartpury College to focus on her training in the build-up to the World Cup.
Margaret Alphonsi MBE - Athlete Mentor Manager, 30
One of the true legends of English rugby, Margaret Alphonsi was the first woman to win the prestigious Pat Marshall award from the Rugby Union Writers’ Club, when she pipped New Zealand captain, Richie McCaw to the title in 2010.
She received her MBE in 2012 and works as an Athlete Mentor Manager for the Youth Sport Trust. Alphonsi is one of four Rugby World Cup 2015 Ambassadors along with Lawrence Dallaglio, Will Greenwood and Jonny Wilkinson and works alongside several charities.
Becky Essex - Special Needs Teacher, 31
Richmond lock-forward Essex combines playing duties with her job as a Special Needs teacher in Surrey, but would love to see the women's game turn professional.
Marlie Packer - Plumber, 24
London Wasps Back row Marlie Packer is only too aware of how lucky many of the team are to have employers that look favourably on their status as International rugby players.
"With our jobs its a bit tricky. I'm a plumber but I'm really lucky because my employer is very good to me," Packer said in an interview with the Guardian.
"Everyone has their individual difficulties, every athlete does across the board in sport where there's that problem with earning your keep and playing the sport you love. But you have to get on and grin and bear it."