We are pleased to introduce our Outlaws First XV Team joint Vice Captain for the 2019/20 season: Brad Collier.
We asked Brad what made him put himself forward for the Vice Captain position
of the thriving team and their exciting upcoming season.
Read the full interview below...
Outlaws Six Shots
Time at Club – 4.5 Years
Catch Phrase – “He who laughs last, didn't get it”
Reason for Joining Outlaws - A friend mentioned it at work, and a gang of us came down (Matt, Guy, Tony and eventually Adam and Richard). I've never looked back.
Impression at First Training Session - It was a great atmosphere with a wide range of players! I was very excited to re-light my fire for rugby.
Vision for Team’s Future – My vision is to develop all of our players to a standard where we can consistently field at least 1 team - week in week out- winning the Merit League and the IGR League consistently.
Biggest Impact Another Player Has Had on You – There are so many outlaws that deserve recognition for this. I've learnt so much from everyone, whether it's rugby related or life lessons in general.
Simon Chapman has always stood out for me; as he has taught me never to give up, always play as hard as possible, how to lead by example and that this club is awesome.
I joined the club when I was 16 and have grown exponentially both physically & mentally and a large part of that is due to the members of this club.
What does being a Captain mean to you?
For me it shows how far I've come.
From being the young quiet lad, to proving myself on the field and finally to leading from the front, and doing as much as I can to help win games, include everyone and have fun.
What was your first ever training session like?
I loved coming back to rugby, I have played since I was 8 years old. I was glad to be back, especially inside this club as I was made to feel part of the family instantly.
What happens now?
For me, it involves training hard, leading from the front, sharpening skills, getting as much game time in as possible; to learn for myself and help develop the rest of the team.
We aim to have a strong season this year, cementing ourselves into the Merit League, retaining our IGR champions title and... winning the grand final!
Looking further ahead, I want us to dominate the Merit League next season, along with the infamous Bingham cup and IGR titles.