#MeetTheHunters serves as a goodbye and good luck as one of us departs today to spend a year travelling the world. He has been a brilliant member of the team both on and off the pitch putting his heart and soul into everything and even taking part in our first "Drag Race". It is with tears that we say "goodbye for now" to him... However, once a Hunter, always a Hunter.
Name: Kieron Robinson
Position (rugby): Flanker then Centre.
When did you join #TeamHunter?
Did you have any experience playing rugby before? And what attracted you to rugby?
None at all... I always miraculously “missed” PE at school as I felt so uncomfortable. I joined to improve my fitness, to do more cardio but mainly because everyone else laughed and said I couldn’t do it as I was “too gay to play”.
What was your first training session with The Hunters like?
I was so nervous and hungover from a Friday night out, I thought I was dying. However, I threw myself in, realised I could actually catch a ball and the exercise swiftly washed the hangover away!
What have you enjoyed the most about being a Hunter and what is your favourite memory? It’s cheesy but picking one memory is too difficult! I love the feeling of achievement after each match and then having the opportunity to socialise with amazing people from the IGR community across the UK.
What did being part of the Hunters mean to you?
It gave me a community I could be part of in Leeds and new friends who have been there for me for anything and everything. Being a Hunter really changed my experience in Leeds and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Finally, to anyone reading this who is thinking of joining with experience or no experience playing rugby, but who haven’t yet decided to #showusyourtackle, what would you say to them?
You don’t have to be the biggest, the strongest or the fastest... Believe in yourself and give it a try. You may surprise yourself. #thisgirlcan