Name: Steven Dumont
When did you join #TeamRoundheads? Start of November.
Did you have any experience playing rugby before? And what attracted you to rugby?
Only in school about 10 years ago. I saw a big social media presence of LGBT rugby teams around the country so I was excited when Hull got one!
Why do you think there is a need for Inclusive Rugby?
Personally I think sport in general is something that isn’t done by a lot of the LGBT community so attracting more people into something that’s good for both mental and physical health is great.
What have you enjoyed the most about being a Roundhead and what is your favourite memory so far?
I just enjoy the fact I’ve made a whole new circle of friends in the space of three weeks, it’s really made starting up in a new area such a different experience! I loved the match we played and the atmosphere afterwards, everyone, even the opposition were so friendly and welcoming.
What does being part of the Roundheads mean to you?
It’s being part of a group that’s not just about playing rugby. It’s everything else that comes with being part of a team, support, friendship, and a good group to have a drink with.
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?
Honestly, I sat in the car park before my first session contemplating leaving but as soon as I started, I was hooked, everyone was so so welcoming and I really shouldn’t have worried. I had absolutely no experience but that’s the beauty of it, most people haven’t! It’s the best thing I’ve done in a while – come join!