- Why did you start playing rugby?
I started playing as a way of keeping fit. I’d gotten lazy and really unfit after my kids were born and was finding myself out of breath just playing with them. I started doing cardio, mainly cycling, and got asked would I like to do rugby.
- How long have you played for ERFC?
I’ve played for 3 years now, I’m one of a handful of guys who have been around since the club reformed and played its first game at Greyhounds RFC.
- Why did you choose Erdington RFC?
It kind of chose me really, I turned up 3 years ago after my son got a flyer at school offering kids rugby coaching. When we got there Dave was running the session and after knowing Dave for a few years previous we got talking. Things moved quickly from there, first I was helping to coach the kids, then I’m attending training and playing every Saturday.
- Any pre-match routines/habits?
Just mentally preparing myself in the changing room before, and using miles of tape to keep myself from falling apart!!
- Best rugby memory?
I was born, and grew up, in Wales. Rugby is in my blood, going back as far as I can remember watching the internationals on TV with my dad. I’ve got no bad memories where rugby is involved.
- As a forward, what’s your opinion on the ERFC backs?
We have a quality set of backs who can give any team a run for their money.