Name: Mike Thompson ( Mike Thommo)
Position: Second Row
When did you join #TeamRoundheads?
I joined on October 2nd. Turned up on my own but soon felt part of the family!
Did you have any experience playing rugby before?
I’d played a bit at school when. But apart from that, nil experience . Now it’s about the YouTube skill videos and watching live games .
And what attracted you to rugby?
I wanted to find a fun way of keeping fit but also making some new friends. The social side of things is fab. The team spirit and hard work at training sessions is also something that I wanted to feel part of. I am throughouly enjoying it!
Why do you think there is a need for Inclusive Rugby?
It’s a fab opportunity for those people who may want to meet other people in the LGBT community. Teams like RoundHeads are a place for people to enjoy sport without being judged.
What have you enjoyed the most about being a Roundhead and what is your favourite memory so far?
Looking forward to the first game, although slightly nervous! The tackling training session is the best memory so far. My first social was also great too!
What does being part of the Roundheads mean to you?
If you’re part of the team, you’re part of the family! #teamroundheads
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?
So glad I made the decision to join on the 2nd October this year. Get yourself down to train with us on a Tuesday at 8pm. I am a total beginner to rugby and still enjoying every minute.