The Bill Williams Rugby 7s tournament is an annual tournament that schools participate in. As mentioned before I’ve been playing rugby since I moved to Hong Kong. I’ve represented my school every year on the Rugby team and for some reason I was really looking forward to playing this year, I trained hard every day during summer hoping that I could play even better than I did last season.
The rugby season started off whilst I was in Hospital and everyday that I was there I was waiting for the day that I got out so I could at least go watch a match. Sadly the season ended before I was discharged but I always managed to stay updated with the team. The Bill Williams tournament was taking place and I was discharged so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to go out and watch some rugby.
As I was watching the rugby, I felt quite upset. I was sad that I wasn’t able to go out on the field and play the sport. I used to love going out there on the field because it gives you such an adrenaline rush, one that no other sport can give you. Its a war on the field and once the game is over, you shake hands with your opponents win or lose and move on from it. I realised that I was upset because I CANNOT DO IT. If it were an injury that I could recover from such as a broken leg or broken arm I wouldn’t feel as upset but the fact that knowing that I will not be able to go out there and play rugby competitively anymore is just a little upsetting. The boys were doing great and they really made me feel as if I were still one of the players on the team, sat with the guys on the bench and continued to discuss about the season.
A while after, something clicked in my head. I shouldn’t be upset that I’m not able to play but I should be extremely grateful and happy for the progress which I have made that has allowed me to be here to watch the games. A while back I wasn’t even able to walk, I was bed ridden and unable to move and now I’m able to do so much more than I could before, even if it means having to watch instead of playing Rugby. So I guess the deeper story behind this is to always focus on the things you can do rather than the things you cant do. There are so many people out there who suffer from so many problems and because of that they aren’t able to do as much as I can or as much as you can. I think we should appreciate every minute of everything that we can do and really make the most out of every opportunity we have.
Thank you to the boys for making me feel as if I’m still a player on the team and including me in everything. Super proud of you guys for your work out there on the field #bowlwinners
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