NICKNAME: Lis, Lee, Li-Li
POSITION: Junior Rugby Chairperson
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? As a parent in 2016 as Chairperson end 2019
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS JUNIOR RUGBY CHAIRPERSON:
I work closely with the Junior Rugby Coordinator and Match Secretary to ensure that everything runs smoothly for the upcoming rugby season. I am involved in recruitment, fundraising and sponsorship drives. As a passionate Hammies Junior parent, as well, I know how incredible the Junior Rugby program is and how it changes the lives of the kids involved. We would like to grow the Hamilton’s Juniors each year on every level sharing the excitement of the game and learning both on and off the field.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT:
Every Saturday morning during rugby season. Nothing beats arriving at the rugby field and watching the happy faces of our boys as they warm up for the matches! Motivated, and proudly wearing the Hamilton’s Jersey. Playing exceptional rugby at such a young age, showing their integrity on the field – making Hamilton’s SP RFC proud week after week. Setting the example. Can’t wait to experience that again soon.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND AND WHY:
I have two!
Derrick Lichtenstein – Well, what doesn’t he do for the club! He is dedicated and determined to make Hamiltons SP and Junior RFC better and better in every way. Besides being a wonderful person to work with, always smiling, he makes things happen.
Adrian Kaye – For his dedication, passion and commitment – like no other – to Hamiltons Junior Rugby. Constantly working to ensure the kids are always first and the integrity of the game of rugby preserved from a young age. Not to mention the lessons he teaches the boys both on and off the field – priceless.
We are lucky to have them both!
MOST MEMORABLE RUGBY MOMENT:
At a Junior match, we were winning against the opposition by miles. I think it was 30 points or so. One of our players got the ball and was running towards the try line, with a huge smile on his face, knowing, full well, that no one could catch up to him -super confident. He arrived at the ‘try line’ and put the ball down walking away like the ‘cat that got the cream’ convinced he had scored another try.Only for the opposition to run up and pick up the ball and continue to play! Our player had just missed the try line due to his overconfidence! It was very,very funny! Only because we were winning.
He felt really silly. A good lesson learned by all!
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY?
Had to call a friend for this one! He said The Oracle from the Matrix because of wisdom and guidance. I am not sure I agree – but running with it!
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I lived in Argentina for a year on Rotary Exchange and learned Spanish.
LIKES: Croissants, a good coffee and driving.
DISLIKES: Public speaking, dishonesty and negativity.
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME:
GOALS FOR 2021:
Get the boys back onto the field and the parents on the sidelines (obviously all legally!) Experience the team spirit, excitement and joy of the game. Watch the kids play! Help grow numbers for the Junior sides, grow the Junior Development sides and players and partner with schools that have aligned principals.