INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE AND GABRIEL
What does playing for Devon U 16’s mean to you?
George: I am extremely excited and thrilled to be in the Devon under 16s squad this year. It is a real achievement for me and something I have been looking to do for long time now. I feel that now I have a great opportunity to progress further with my rugby and to learn a lot from the variety of coaches within the setup. I cannot wait to get going and wear the county colours.
Gabriel: Playing for Devon u16s, for me is great. You get to play against teams that you wouldn’t have the chance to with your club. Devon u16s is also a very good standard of rugby so you make sure you rise to the occasion.
What are you most looking forward to?
George: I am definitely looking forward to getting onto the pitch and making my debut for the county. I really want to walk away and say that I have been lucky enough to represent my county at such a competitive sport.
Gabriel: Most of all im looking forward to developing my rugby skills and learning more from the coaches.
What are your long term career goals?
George: In the long term I hope to continue my rugby for as long as possible. My dream would be to become a professional, although if this is unachievable then I just want to play rugby at any level. All I want to do is play rugby and whatever level that is doesn’t concern me, although if I had the opportunity to play high level rugby then I would take it for sure.
Gabriel: The ultimate goal is to pull on an England Shirt!
Can you tell us a bit about your training regime?
George: My training regime is very broad and almost hectic. I attend the future performers sessions fortnightly, but I also do a training routine set up by the coaches at home. I also train every week with my rugby club, Newton abbot Rugby Football club. Also at school I am studying GCSE PE, so I have to complete a P.E.P within school. Therefore I am often working hard during the school week.
Gabriel: Always rest on a saturday, but my training regime depends on match days really.
How has “Future Performers” helped you train for this opportunity?
George: The Future Performers scheme has been a massive help for me. It has helped me become stronger, fitter and have more confidence. It has helped me become stronger in the upper body, but more importantly in the core. This has allowed me to play rugby at a much higher intensity. Also it has helped me become more confidence as now I know that I am strong enough to take on these high quality players.
Gabriel: Future Performers has improved me physically and without it, getting into Devon would have been a lot tougher.
Well done guys. If you want to go and support George and Gabriel, their next fixture is 28th October in Gloucester. More fixtures:
28th October In Gloucester
11th November In Devon