I started harlequins in year 7 when I was only just beginning to find an interest in rugby, I had a harlequins membership so therefore I already supported Quins and went to games at the Stoop.
I found out about Harlequins Amateurs at School, Orleans Park in Twickenham because in our PE lessons and after school rugby Brian our original coach told us how amazing it is and that it would be really beneficial, if we wanted to learn more and improve in the way we play.
At this point quite a few of my friends and I decided to go and see what it was like at the Sunday session in Teddington. I was excited for this new experience as I got to play for my favourite rugby team. I personally found it really fun when I went to the first session and the coaches were so helpful by showing the proper ways to pass, tackle and come together as a team.
The coaches are committed every week to come help, even in the freezing cold. I decided to join the team as it was an enjoyable way to get fitness in and also to learn a new sport. One of the best things at Harlequins is the feeling of becoming a team and meeting new people from local schools stretching from Twickenham, Kingston Hounslow and other areas, it is so great how determined everyone tries to become better and improve the way they play.
Being a player of Quins Amateurs is cool, especially the links with the main club. At times when you get to be guard of honour and then to watch the men's and women's first team games.
I am so glad I chose to go to Harlequins because if I didn’t I would have missed out on the whole experience.
In year 7 when I started rugby I was worried to do contact but really it isn't bad, especially because of the coaches we have at quins they make it easier and teach us in ways that make it fun. As it is approaching the end of the season I am excited to go to a lot of matches against other teams and our end of season get together as a team to reflect on what a great season it has been.