Q: What made you take up American Football
A: I’d always played rugby throughout school and needed a summer sport as I was never that into cricket. By chance there was one down the road, so I got into 5-a-side flag when I was 14 and then progressed from there.
Prior to arriving at university, the team president had contacted me about attending the returners trials during fresher’s week. Then when I got to university I had to make the choice between playing rugby and American Football as they trained/played on the same days. At freshers fair I found the American Football team to be much more welcoming than the rugby team.
Q: what other sports do you play
A: At the moment I don’t play any other sports. I played rugby whilst at school and tried polo at university. I also played squash to county level.
Q: When did you join the Bristol Aztecs and what position (s) do you play
A: I joined the Aztecs in 2016 after playing a season at Apache. I currently play LB but have played Safety for the Aztecs as well.
Q: what's the day job?
A: I’m an engineer for Hulley & Kirkwood based in Bristol.
Q: were you surprised when you were selected as our first captain for the 2018 season and why do you think you were chosen?
A: It was a bit of a surprise. I had taken on more of a leadership role towards the later end of last season and continued that into the pre-season this year.
I had previously been the captain of both university teams and the youth team I had started at. To be named captain here is a big step up and achievement to have.
Q: Are you on Social media?
A: I don’t use Twitter or Instagram, the only social media I really use is Facebook.