Spotlight - Justin Van Winkel

Name: Justin  van Winkel

 

Nickname: Van

 

Age: 33

 

Family background/ recognition:

I've lived in Cape Town my entire life. I met my wife in 1999 and we have been married since 2008.

 

Position: flank

 

Favourite position: flank

 

Least favourite: none

 

Favourite Club Rugby Player:

 It used to be Vlam van Vuuren until he softened up. I now enjoy all the ball carriers in our team. They are special!

 

School:

Wynberg Boys' High School

 

Clubs played for:

UCT and False Bay

Highest honours:

False Bay First Team

 

Other interests outside of rugby:

Surfing, diving, running, economics and reading

 

 

Favourite music:

Live, Mumford, Lumineers, Kings of Leon

Favourite Movie:

anything with Will Ferrel

Favourite Food:

Food

 

Inspirational people:

Jesus, Francis Chan, Richie Mccaw

 

 

Rugby philosophy:

Train at the front

 

Life philosophy:

Keep it tidy.

 

 

Rugby goals:

I want to perform each week to help our team win the Super League and the Gold Cup.

 

 

What do you like about False Bay?

The people involved at the Bay are real. My wife and parents have also always felt welcome.

 

 

Why the Bay?

We have very good coaches, immense player depth, a committed committee and sincere friends who I will still be in contact with in 30 years time.

 

What attracted you to the Bay and what keeps you here?

The late Darryl Simm and Mike Punt were instrumental. Darryl was a sincere person and I looked forward to playing for him - it never happened due to his tragic untimely passing. I still wear his FB blazer with immense pride. That was 11 years ago and I'm still happy and enjoying the club.

 

Best Bay rugby moment?

Winning the super B league in 2009. Beating Maties and Hamiltons in our first year back in the A league.