Ben Turnham


Ben Turnham



When did you join #TeamRoundheads?

I attended the very first session

Did you have any experience playing rugby before? And what attracted you to rugby?

The only rugby I had played before was when I was forced to in school and spent most of the time in a state of panic.

Why do you think there is a need for Inclusive Rugby?

Some of rugby’s core values are respect and sportsmanship, this is something I could get on board with. To be able to be a part of an inclusive rugby team gives LGBT+ people a safe and non-judgmental space to learn new skills, make new friends and express themselves through sport.

What have you enjoyed the most about being a Roundhead and what is your favourite memory so far?

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the new friendships I have made. I am fairly new to hull and didn’t really know anyone, but that all changed when I joined the Roundheads. I’ve also seen an increase in confidence and proved that skinny guys can play rugby!

What does being part of the Roundheads mean to you?

It gives me a sense of pride being in a team where we all share a common goal. The sense of teamwork and support is really up lifting.

Finally, to anyone reading this who is thinking of joining with experience or no experience playing rugby, but who haven’t yet decided to #ruckwithus, what would you say to them?

Don’t be afraid! I was petrified and nearly turned around before the first session and went home. But I’m so glad I didn’t. We have an amazing coach and we will support you every step of the way to build your skills and confidence