Meet the Warriors – Vincent Kabongo

ewrfcadminMeet the Warriors

Why did you join?

I had originally been playing with another club for a number of years. I moved location and the Warriors was the nearest club to me.

I had heard of the club and decided to drop down to a training session.

What does being a Warrior mean to you?

Being part of the team that strives to become better, stronger and more competitive. Being a warrior not only means winning matches but but also developing members into team players and improving rugby skills at both a beginner and advanced level.

What have you learned/gained since joining the Warriors?

I have gained confidence playing rugby while playing alongside amazing players. I have managed to develop my rugby skills. Played in different positions from forwards to now back. 

(Possibly gained a war cry too that can be heard for a mile when attacking during matches, lol)

But I’m still learning how to pass a ball with two hands. (Guys will kill me but one hand passing rocks)

What has been your favourite moment/memory of being a Warrior?

Day 2, Bingham Cup 2018 in Amsterdam; playing against the Sydney convicts, current top team. We were playing in 30 degrees heat (Used to play during the winter and when it’s raining). We had just had lunch and our match was called earlier than expected. The cohesion of the team on the pitch helped us display the best performance we had played to that date.

Any advice for aspiring Warriors?

Joining the warriors was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The team offers a competitive and social side. I can definitely say I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. 

For anyone, who has never played, I, myself, was a newbie one and learnt from basics to the level I have reached.