Liam Spivey

Name: Liam Spivey

Position: Back, I’m definitely not built for those scrums!

When did you join #TeamRoundheads?

I joined mid December 2018, just in time for those wintery training sessions.

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

I played League … many moons ago. I have always found myself backing the only side worth backing in this rugby fuelled city, Hull FC. I had to go back to basics with Union but every moment I’ve learned in training has been a valuable lesson that I can’t wait to put into practise in matches … I just need to learn to run towards the ball, not away
Why do you think there is a need for Inclusive Rugby?
When I played League, I held back and felt I was an outsider. I would feel that I could never truly be able to be myself or be part of a team. #TeamRoundheads allows me to follow my passion and be myself. Inclusive Rugby instils all the values, beliefs and respect that I can proudly stand behind.
What have you enjoyed the most about being a Roundhead and what is your favourite memory so far?
I honestly enjoy every moment with the team. I actually look forward to training, which means I look forward to physical activities. Which is not a sentence I would of said a year ago ! My best memory was my first game, it was against Liverpool Tritons RUFC. I was petrified during the warm-up training, especially after seeing their team but I was quietly confident I was just going to substitute for 5 minutes. Little did I know it was going to turn into 3/4 of the match, and I loved every second of it.
What does being part of the Roundheads mean to you?  
To me, it’s being part of this extraordinary family. I had no confidence in myself and lost who I was before I joined this team, now I feel I can take on the world. Just to know that no matter what, they will always have your back, on the pitch and off. It’s not just about playing rugby, attending social events. It’s about being part of an amazing team with different people from all walks of life.
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?
Just do it! I know it is the most cliche phrase to of put here, but honestly it was the best decision in my life to get out my car that night and get stuck in. I have never looked back since. You will pull up to your first training session, palms sweating, shacking, but as soon as you step onto that pitch and greeted with everyones smiles and laughter, it all goes away very quickly and you feel very welcomed and your only regret will be to of not done it sooner.