Outside interests - lacrosse

Written by: Flemmich Webb
Published on: 27 May 2014

James Gibson
How did you get into lacrosse? I started playing at Cardiff University

Where do you do it? I play at Cardiff University, for local side Cardiff Harlequins and nationally for Wales.

Why do you do it? Team sports are great to be part of and can let off some steam from daily life.

Does it help with your work life? Yes. I hate not being active so provides a release after long day! It’s great for making contacts.

What’s the toughest thing about it? Trying to balance everything, growing my game and keeping injury free while playing six days a week. There is always someone out there who is better than you, and trying to train to beat that person is tough with other work/life balances, but NLP is very good at being flexible and letting me play during the week.

What’s the most rewarding thing about it? When coaching at all levels, it’s the satisfaction that an idea or move suddenly makes sense to them.

How has it changed you? It has provided me with a focus outside of normal life, social, managerial and team working skills.

Is there anyone else in the profession who is similarly keen? Not that I know of!

How often do you play? I train and play six days a week.

What other things would you like to do if you could? Looking to break our world record attempt for the longest-ever game of lacrosse and raise some significant money for charity at the same time.