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Meet Amy Kuilboer
from Ladies Premiership 1st XV

"As long as the sun's up and shining, things can't be that bad"

 
   

We take a break from Men's rugby this week for a look at the Women's rugby section. Meet Amy Kuilboer, hailing from Queensland, Australia, she is an exchange student and helps teach English at a local school for the 3 months period she will be in Hong Kong. Part of the Ladies Premiership 1st XV team, Amy has played different types of rugby since the age of 10, up to 12 Amy played on her primary school's boys team for rugby league. After going to high school, Amy began playing sevens ever since. Amy is a positive and welcomed addition to the Team and adds to the diversity of the players. For Amy, learning is a never ending process and playing 15s rugby gives Amy new factors to absorb under the guidance of Ladies team coaches, Jonathan and Kenny, as well as the support of team mates since she only experienced 15s rugby in Hong Kong.

   
Amy Kuilboer Amy Kuilboer
   
 

MEET AMY KUILBOER

Playing in the Kowloon Ladies Teams is no walk in the park and there is no shortage of tall challenges and tough competition. Yet Amy does not allow this to discourage her and maintains focus of the bigger purpose of rugby and life. "To appreciate being able to play rugby in different countries with different friends and to enjoy the game and play with all of your heart!"
It's hard to beat someone who refuses to give up!

Time flies-by when you are having fun with good company, soon Amy will be leaving us in December to head back to Australia. Although you will be missed in Kowloon Rugby Club, this is not a goodbye. They say "once you are a Loon, you are always a Loon" so there is always a position on theTeam for you!

More about Amy:

  Nickname  Amz
  Height  168 cms
  Weight  54 Kgs
  Position  Inside Centre
  Marital status  Single
  From  Queensland, Australia
  Favourite foods  Pizza, Pasta, fish
  Favourite band  Chris brown, Drake, j Cole.
  Previous Clubs  Fraser Coast Dingoes, Fraser Flames
  How you became part of Kowloon?  Came to HKG for 3 months on an internship and wanted to play rugby
  First impressions of HKG   Very interesting and busy
  Biggest difference betweeen your home town and Hong Kong  My home town does not have trains, trams, or mini busses. My home town also has no sky scrapers.
  Most embarrasing moment   Having my pants pulled down mid tackle
  Main interest outside of rugby   Mountain Climbing and Travelling
  Dream sporting event   Australians Women's Sevens team
  One word to describe yourself   Energetic
  Languages spoken   English & really small amounts of Mandarin
  Things you can say in Cantonese   Nei ho & m goi
  Your greatest rugby achievement   Captain of my sevens development squad at home
  Dream date   Pizza and watching city lights

 

So it's high time to throw up some Love and respect for this Loon!... or you may end up missing her!

 

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