Name: Chris Pollard
Position: No Idea
When did you join #TeamRoundheads? 8th January 2019
Did you have any experience playing rugby before? And what attracted you to rugby?
I didn’t have any experience before joining. I was attracted to rugby because of the camaraderie and team spirit as well as the physicality.
Why do you think there is a need for Inclusive Rugby?
I believe there is a need for inclusive sports because PE was typically the most difficult lesson for LGBT students of my generation. Inclusive sports are good because despite a regrettable lack of experience, you are welcomed into a team that allow you to train and supports your development as a player.
What have you enjoyed the most about being a Roundhead and what is your favourite memory so far?
I’ve enjoyed meeting the team and seeing the close relationships between the players. I’ve only been to training so far and sessions have been enjoyable.
What does being part of the Roundheads mean to you?
Being part of an inclusive team that allows me to take pride in my sexuality whilst teaching me how to play a sport I always regretted not being involved in.
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?
Do it and do it now.