Spotlight - Adam van Willingh
Name: Adam Ross van Willingh
Family background/ recognition:
My father played for Villagers so joining the Bay was a "touchy" subject, but he has since come to accept it and supports all my games.
Blindside Flank / Lock
Favourite Club Rugby Player:
Justin van Winkel - I have been watching Justin play since I was a young Grade 8 at Wynberg. Amazing player who plays the game at 110%
Wynberg Boys High School
Clubs played for:
False Bay RFC
Other interests outside of rugby:
Cricket, Golf, Camping (with the boys), music, open fire cooking
Rock, alternative rock
Any Pirates of the Caribbean
My Dad, Nelson Mandela and Marc "Froggi" Douglass
Rugby for me is about making friends and working together to achieve a common goal. It is a sport I have played for 24 years and has taken me overseas. I have coached and played rugby for many years and I cant see myself stopping anytime soon. It brings people from different backgrounds together and that's what I love most about it.
Live each moment like its your last and grab whatever chance comes your way.
I've won awards and leagues, so for now, it would be to make a difference where I can.
What do you like about False Bay?
The family atmosphere that I have experienced playing 2nds & 3rds in my first few years as well as the togetherness of the FIFO's.
Why the bay?
I Joined False Bay because a number of my High School mates were joining and on top of that, I lived two roads away at the time. I was hooked immediately.
What attracted you to the bay and what keeps you here?
I watched a first team game back in 2003 and enjoyed the Saturday "hype" and atmosphere. From then on, I was determined to join my "local club" after school.
Best Bay rugby moment?
Winning the League under Chris Hewetson and the back to back titles with the FIFO's
I am currently in my 12th season at False Bay, having played for the U20A's, 2nds,3rds and FIFO's and have loved every moment along the way. There is nothing I look forward to more than seeing the chaps for a hit out on Friday nights and then sitting side lines with a "mild" hangover on Saturday afternoons, watching the club walk all over the like's of UCT or Durbanville. Some of my Favourite memories include: U20 fines sessions, Bob Fabre's side line antics, the old post match parties in the late 2000's, the laughs at practice and of course every time I walk onto that field in the green, red and white. UTB!