Well, it’s official! I am officially playing for the Castleford Tigers Foundation Learning Difficulties Rugby team!
So far, the training has been only one occasion and this Saturday we are going down to Blackpool to play against the other teams. I’m excited, but also nervous because I’ve only had one hour of training. So, I’ve decided to take it upon myself to train alone and look into hiring a Personal Trainer to help whip me into shape!
It’s not badly priced, I guess, it’s £20 a month and then £9 each time you go for the Personal Trainers time for 30 minutes. Which, to be honest, would be more than I can handle at the moment. But, for a starting point, and a trial run, I don’t think it’s half bad.
This is all so new to me, I haven’t been part of any sport since I was in little school and now being 28, soon to be 29, I’m worried my body is past it. But I’m determined to say “fuck you” to stereotypes and jump in head first and have fun! That’s what sport is all about anyway, right?
Winning or losing isn’t as important as the taking part and having fun, or so I’ve been told. However, I am highly competitive…shhh.
On my Instagram I am going to be adding photos of our escapades and outings and maybe some training too! The coach doesn’t know how to work social media so I thought I would help. It is a team full of autistics, dyslexics and other learning difficulties and, who knows, maybe it will inspire some more people to join! It’s a very supportive and happy group!
I will keep you updated! Xoxo