Player Profile - Emily Winter

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Full name:

Emily Winter

School/Team:

Rangiora High School

Position in team:

Openside Flanker

Your pre-game ritual:

Listening to music to hype myself up and put me in the zone. I always put my left boot on first.

Favourite BNZ Crusaders rugby player:

Matt Todd

What qualities do you think make a great leader?

Someone who is open to any new ideas or suggestions, someone who commitment, passion and drive, someone who has good decision making qualities and someone who is caring and likes to have a bit of fun along the way.

What are some of your biggest achievements at school so far, rugby and/or study related?

Being sports captain for the school and I have passed both level 1 and level 2 merit endorsed. I was also endorsed both years with excellence in P.E. My biggest achievements in rugby would be getting into the under 18 Canterbury red squad in my second season of playing rugby and now only onto my third year and I am the captain for my school team and also for my first game in the women’s grade. In 2019 I got a starting position and a full 80 minutes which I was pretty proud of.

Player Profile – Michael Penman

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Full name:

Michael Penman

School/Team:

Murchison Area School – Waimea Combined

Position in team:

Prop

Your pre-game ritual:

Start off with an hour and a half drive to nelson with a cheeky stop to Wakefield bakery for a steak and cheese pie

Favourite BNZ Crusaders rugby player:

Owen Franks

What qualities do you think make a great leader?

Takes charge but still listens to others and tries to be as informed as possible

What are some of your biggest achievements at school so far, rugby and/or study related?

Top student for sports and exercise at NMIT. Represent Nelson and Buller for the past 6 years

Player Profile – Alice Dalzell

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Full name:

Alice Dalzell

School/Team:                

Christchurch Girls High School

Position in team:

First five/half back

Your pre-game ritual:

Before a game we get together, go over our game structure, expectations and goals as a team. I then take time to think about my personal goals as a player and how I will keep the team connected and playing at their best abilities. I thin go into stretches, team run through and a quick team talk with all the player to start the game with intent.

Favourite BNZ Crusaders rugby player:

Sam Whitelock

What qualities do you think make a great leader?                            

I believe the key attributes that make a great leader are communication, respect and motivation. Communication is a key concept on the rugby field as it builds a team environment and helps players grow in confidence and make good decisions. With communication also comes respect to team mates, opposition, coaches and referees. Motivation comes with the desire to win and play at the best of your ability. Over I believe that all of these qualities build a leader that people will follow, learn from and respect.

What are some of your biggest achievements at school so far, rugby and/or study related?

Some of my most proudest achievements throughout rugby at CGHS would be winning the UC Cup 4 years in a row and coming second at the Condor sevens national tournament in 2017 and third in 2018. Some of my most proud achievements within school would be gaining the privilege of being head of sport and sports prefect as well as gaining the roles as deputy head of Acland boarding house. I am also proud to receive full colours in rugby, sevens and potentially lifesaving.

Player Profile – Angela Reason

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Full name:

Angelina Reason

School/Team:

Lincoln High School

Position in team:

Utility Player (Back)

 

 

Favourite BNZ Crusaders rugby player:

Sam Whitelock because he’s just an absolute beast

 

 

What qualities do you think make a great leader?

Honesty and integrity

What are some of your biggest achievements at school so far, rugby and/or study related?

Playing for Canterbury U18s development for three years

Player Profile – Lachlan James

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Full name:

Lachlan James

School/Team:

Rangiora High School

Position in team:

Lock

Your pre-game ritual:

I spend 10 mins before we leave the sheds to warm up with music with my eyes closed thinking about my job and what I am going to do in the game

 

 

Favourite BNZ Crusaders rugby player:

Sam Whitelock

 

 

What qualities do you think make a great leader?

I believe honesty is very important and a good leader must also be able to make good decisions under pressure

What are some of your biggest achievements at school so far, rugby and/or study related?

Last year I was a part of the Crusaders Knights camp which was a great experience, I am deputy head boy at Rangiora High school. I achieved level one with excellence and I am a brown belt in karate.