Charlie W.

Charlie W.

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Kenzai Rugby

  • Sep 30th, 2019 at 9:10AM

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A mixed week for me. It started off well and then I had a 2 day trip to HK and that also went well. I was fully compliant until Friday afternoon - which is when the rugby tournament started. That kept me busy from 4pm till 9pm and I was exhausted when I got home. The same on Saturday from 0830 till 3pm and on Sunday from 0800 till 1pm. Sorry Kenzai, but I was spent and although I didn't have a blow out, I didn't have the energy to keep my Kenzai discipline. Am right back on it this morning and have steely eyed determination for the week ahead.

There were two wonderful aspects to the rugby:

1. I met my Hemlock team mate, Ian. He was a referee at the tournament and we met on Saturday. Then by a lovely coincidence, he was refereeing our team in their final - to win the Bowl. Ian did an excellent job refereeing and thankfully, our team prevailed in a tight, tense encounter.

2. To be honest, I was happy to trade in a few days of Kenzai compliance for these boys. They were wonderful and gave everything they had against some far stronger and better resourced teams. As you can see, not all our team are expat children and they come from a mix of backgrounds, all coming together for the enjoyment of playing rugby in a team. I like that.

 
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6 comments

Ian L.Ian L.Kenzai Member
4 months ago

Thanks Charlie! Must admit that my legs are very tired today after 2 solid days of refereeing. It was hot out there and those boys are fast! No workouts for a couple of days but to be honest I feel like I more than made up for it!


    Ian L.Ian L.Kenzai Member
    4 months ago

    PS. The team captain is a lovely young man and a credit to the club. He played a great game as well.


      Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
      4 months ago

      Love your post, Charlie! This is what it’s all about - supporting a team that encourages a love for sport that will last a lifetime for these boys. Talk about passing it forward! And extra bonus points for meeting up with fellow team mate, Ian!


        Charlie W.Charlie W.Kenzai Member
        4 months ago

        Thanks Ian. Yes, I agree with everthing you said about the captain. He is going to a big rugby school in S. Africa in January and I have high hopes for him. And thank you for your kind comments Beth. I think I get more out of it than the boys! It is a lot of fun.


          Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Member
          Trainer4 months ago

          Thank you for volunteering your time, Charlie and Ian! I am on the committee of my kids' rugby club and I know that it's parents like you that keep it all going!! So cool that you two met up there, I am giving you both a pass for the tournament days. It is no mean feat to be out there in that heat, it is exhausting! Well done to all the boys!!


            Stefan R.Stefan R.Kenzai Member
            4 months ago

            wow! congrats!


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