Phew! I survived assisting Team China even though I don’t know a single word of Mandarin! Surprisingly, except for the language barrier, they were easy to work with and were actually nice. 😅
Being liaison officer was a great and unforgettable experience. Learned more about rugby and how great the rugby community is. Made a lot of friends too (shoutout to fellow liaison officers @babylynobang and @aadreandrews ). 💕
Thank you for the opportunity PRFU and congrats for hosting a very successful event! Hats off to you guys for pulling off a very challenging job. 😊
Team China won but my heart still goes out to Team Philippines. We’ll get it next time, Lady Volcanoes! 😘
Posted at: 2019-06-18 12:52:58
Ready to take on the task as liaison officer for Team China in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship. 😊
P.S. Let’s support our national women’s team, The Lady Volcanoes! Watch their game against India live in Southern Plains, Laguna tomorrow (June 19) at 330pm or via livestream on asiarugby.com. Let’s go Lady Volcanoes! 💕
Professional sport at a national level teaches you alot of things but the reason why it's so memorable is the family you make. I have particularly loved rugby the moment I made my first tackle because of the support you get from your teammates. On and off the field, these brothers will literally put their bodies on the line for each other. It's something that makes you play that much harder. Not just for your fellow teammate but for your country. .
Congratulations to the Volcanoes for winning the Division 1 Asia Rugby Championship!
Check out these fantastic photos from last Saturday’s 2019 JML Premiership Shield kick off!
View and share the full album here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PhilippineRugby/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2234988573192616
Super start to the domestic XVs season! Well done to all teams!
The remaining senior teams will be looking to get off the mark just as well! Join us this Saturday 16th February from 12 noon at Southern Plains, Laguna.
Birthday wishes to two iconic Philippine Rugby personalities and members! Rupert ‘Scoops’ Dian Zappia and Matt ‘Chooky’ Cullen! Thank you for over a decade of services to the PRFU! Wishing you guys a very Happy Birthday! #PRFU#HBD#VolcanoFamily
This day a month ago I played my first and last game of rugby for the entire season of 2018 for the mighty @makatichiefs 🏉🔴⚫️
This year has been one of the most injury interrupted and frustrating years I’ve had as an athlete. Suffering back to back knee injuries on both knees, with all year round physio rehab and injections to get me through..
So many times I asked myself.. “why me?”, “Is this the end?”, and honestly almost gave up a few times because I saw no improvement and it stopped me from doing what I love.
That’s when I realized - “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” - Albert Einstein. During this time of injury I learnt as much as I could about my body, sought professional advice, worked on improving running biomechanics, strengthened my weaknesses in the gym and learnt more about the game. Eventually with a well researched plan, help of experts, persistence and patience, I was able to get back on the field!
Even though the season is finished, I’m back up and running, loving every minute of training again, feeling more confident and ready to take on 2019.
Lesson here - When all seems lost and you feel like you want to give up.. Take a step back and approach from another angle and then another until you start progressing, rather than playing a victim and falling into self-pity, which I almost did.
Look at what’s in your control right now and be realistic. Uncover the opportunities that you may have overlooked before the “event”, and go for it. You never know the skills and knowledge you might gain from what you failed to recognize before! Continue to grow despite adversity, as there always lies opportunity for growth.. 🙌✨
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Check out these fantasic photos from the 2018 Globe 7s Series 3rd Leg Open and Women's.
Well done to all teams once again and congratulations to SKF Mavericks and Eagles RFC for winning the 3rd leg and the Series in their respective divisions!
Who will win the 2018 Globe 7s Series 3rd Leg National Development and Colts? Find out for yourselves this Saturday 27th October at Southern Plains, Laguna. Kick off is at 9am and entrance is FREE!