September 25, 2022


healthy part of faith

You only get one life

You only get one life


I’d tried out my hand at a complete host of sports in excess of the decades, much more prominently Soccer as perfectly as dabbing into Rugby Union.

To be reasonable even at one position I was in training to be a Pro Wrestler and went on to seem in a few shows as different guises, but none of the previously mentioned clicked pretty as significantly as American Football which I came to at the relatively late age of 27. 

The activity in the Britain is not that well lined by the media but if you go searching for it you’ll find in surplus of 70 adult teams taking part in in 3 tiers of BAFANL soccer with some of it to respectable regular, not to point out a University League, Youth, Women’s and Flag competitions as well. 

In the beginning, signing for my regional group the Lincolnshire Bombers I had started jogging by way of drills as an Offensive Lineman with the groups Offensive Coordinator in the off season in buy to get me up to speed for my Rookie. 

More than the program of my time at the Bombers, I found myself slipping in really like with the sport.

A time which yielded the “Rookie Participant of the Year”, “Coaches Participant of the Year” and “Players Player of the Year” awards. 

In the sport of the 2016 season, I suffered an broken fibula, and ankle dislocation that noticed me not only out for the yr but getting to go through a 3 hour surgical treatment and having a metallic splint in my lessen foot.

At times during that yr I fought difficult to get again to full health and despite several bumps both equally mentally and physically I managed to get myself into a posture to phase up a Division and commence for Nottingham Caesars the next time. 

In 2018, I moved up again to the Premier Division for Sheffield Giants and switched situation to Defensive Deal with, registering 5 sacks, a fumble recovery and scoring a protection for the duration of that 12 months.

Rapidly ahead currently considering that then I have co-started a new group the Scunthorpe Alphas as properly as as the Sealand Seahawks nationwide crew, in which I’m also the Vice President as perfectly as a participant.

As my time inevitably winds down I abandoned early sporting retirement and a shift into a coaching purpose at a neighborhood crew in favor of travelling new areas, assembly new men and women and experiencing distinctive ranges of football.

In 2021, I performed in the Irish League for the NI Razorbacks from Belfast and have returned to England to actively playing in the SFC Division 2 for Cornwall Monarchs for 2022. 

Afterwards this 12 months in September with the Seahawks we will engage in in Montpellier versus a group symbolizing France. Up coming year will see excursions to Iceland and Spain. 

My guidance?

You only get 1 existence, just one prospect to make the most of your time. Invest it effectively.

By the time your primary has long gone, the final thing you want is regrets. 

(Mikey Gray)


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