Technique Talk: Meet Daniel Segovia

Let’s get to know Daniel Segovia from the Melbourne Chargers Rugby Club.

Dani originally hails from Caracas in Venezuela, a country not particularly well known for its involvement in rugby. As such Dani is fairly new to the team and has only been on the rugby field for a year.

How did you become involved with the Chargers?

“My friend Eugene had invited me few times to come and train with the Chargers, I went and joined the team for one training session but never went back as I was quite busy at that time. In May of last year Eugene insisted that I go back and join the team officially. I played my first game two weeks after that, which I thought was the craziest thing I have ever done because I didn’t even know the rules at that stage.”

What is your personal aim this season?

“I’m new to sport and rugby is something that I always wanted to try. So I just want to improve my skills and better my performance for the 2016 Bingham Cup and of course score lots of tries!

What is your favourite position on the field?

“Centre (inside or outside). My favourite part of rugby is the contact and tackling, so as a centre I have more opportunities for contact.”

What training drill do you dread the most?

“I love tackling, however during training days I’m so scared because I don’t want to hurt any of my teammates or get hurt myself.  It’s funny because during the games I don’t even think about getting hurt.”

Do you have a nickname on the team?

[Laughing] “I have few, but It would not be appropriate to say them here”

What has been your biggest achievement with the Chargers?

“To have played in an international tournament such as The Bingham Cup in 2014. I’m so grateful for this opportunity, playing with the Chargers provides access to a number of local, national and international rugby events that I would never even have known about.”

Why would you suggest people get involved with the Chargers?

“The Chargers are more than a rugby team, they are a big family. So it does not matter if you have not played rugby (or any other sports for that matter), you are always welcome. The Chargers are an inclusive team so anyone can join in. The club has the patience to teach you all the basic, no matter how many times you ask for help and advice. There are also lots of activities and parties where you can meet people from every part of this planet!”

 

If you would like more information on the Melbourne Chargers you can contact them from their Team Melbourne club page.

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Comments
  • Ray Dougherty
    Reply

    Well done Daniel, you guys are getting better after each game. Us old guys in the masters have learnt a lot from the Chargers about playing the game for enjoyment and brotherhood. You certainly have mine and all the Victorian Rugby Masters respect.

    Kind regards

    Ray Dougherty (Chic)
    Masters President & rugby tragic

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