STATEMENT OF EQUALITY
Meet Some Rebels
Every time I look at Nick sliding on a Rebels jersey and taping up his fingers, I count my blessings that he's on my side. He's got the physical presence of a 300 warrior and the guts of a soldier. He puts in the work and pushes the whole team forwards with his positive attitude and aggressive play. He also is quickly becoming our main kicker, with a mean boot that sends that penalty ball sailing towards the side line. The question still remains however, why does his hair grow so abundantly down, and not up?
John "College" Stelmack
John has been playing rugby for a long time... a looooong time. But according to his consistent 80 minute performances on the field each week, not long enough! He brings his experience to all aspects of the club, both on and off the pitch. His in-game instructionals while we are brutally loosing, fueled by exhaustion and rage, are renowned. Rookies beware, he's gonna be shelling out tough lessons when you 'f' up. But, and annoyingly so, he always seems to be right, and on point. This dude got game and vision.
Ex Social Chair
Calvin Wing joined the club last year, playing the position... wait for it... wing. He's quickly graduated to the centers and even played a few games as Fly Half. His consistency at practice and at matches has earned him a permanent position in the roster, as well in the respect of the players around him. His charming personality, phenomenal organizing skills and quality attitude had him voted into Social Chair... ORRRrrrrrr he was just suckered into doing it. Come to our drink ups and parties and find out how he's doing.
During the week Keith works as the "good cop" alongside Tim, but on the weekend he leads the Rebels into battle. An experienced player in his own right, he helps elevate the team's performance both in weekly training sessions and matches. Although he might not look it, Keith is light on his feet, and can pirouette his way through the enemy's pack like Tinkerbell on redbull. His drives are hard and direct, his mauling cohesive and auditory, and his leadership in the forwards is peerless.
By day Tim works as the "bad cop" in a large shopping mall, where he tackles shoplifters mid-escape and interrogates them until they plead guilty. In the evenings he is the impressive father to four kids. On Wednesday practices and Saturday matches though, he's tackling and inciting fear into our opponents. He is lightening fast and a sharp turner, punching through holes in the opposition's back line like a steal rod through paper.
I don't care if he gets pissed, I'll say it, Jonathan is an old dude. The guy is pushing 36 years, and has a family of five and a significant hair loss problem. But damn can that man run! Each week he is not only commanding the back line in any and all positions, but also faking, goose stepping, intercepting and side stepping the opposition asunder. He's got moves perfected through years of training and experience. He's that player that on game day, when you look behind you and he's standing there, you feel capable.
Hailing from Brazil and recently married and living in Hudson, NY, Othon is one of the newest members of the Hudson Valley Rugby Club. He is fresh on the game too, having just started in the summer of 2015. So he gets shouted at a lot when he handles the ball on the ground in the middle of a ruck, or when he sprints forwards with the ball into the pack but then stops before impact and does a salsa-like dance... but he turns up to every practice and every game, plays the full time and wants more, and is getting better every ball he touches and every maul he drives.
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