Why did you join?
I came out a little bit later in life than most folks. My friends were all straight, so the Warriors was the perfect opportunity to make some new friends and try a new sport.
What does being a Warrior mean to you?
It means a lot. It means being part of a team where everyone supports and encourages each other. It’s means giving it everything you got on the pitch and knowing everyone else is doing the same. But overall it means being proud, being proud of being a Warrior and what we stand for.
What have you learned/gained since joining the Warriors?
The biggest thing I have learned is being comfortable in my own skin. A cliche I know, but my self confidence has really benefited. Also I am the fittest I have been in years which is pretty great too.
What has been your favourite moment/memory of being a Warrior?
So many great memories, but the one I think that stands out the most is from one of our last games of the 2019/20 season. I was making a run and got tackled to the ground and before I even hit the ground I could hear one of the lads scream that “I got you” before he rucked over me and made sure we kept possession. That pretty much sums up the warriors for me.
Any advice for aspiring Warriors?
My advice for future warriors is just come along to one of our open days or a training session. It seems daunting and nerve wracking but you won’t look back. We were all in the same position at some stage so we know how it feels, as a result we will make you feel really welcome and part of the team as soon as you get there.