Spotlight - William Solomon

Name: William Solomon

 

Nickname:

Blommer – comes from spending too much time at 3rd centre ;)

 

Age: 30

 

Family background/recognition:

Not much to go on, my dad was more into cricket and soccer but his general passion for sport certainly rubbed off on me. My cousin represented the Bay for a season or two at U21 level but didn’t last very long.

 

Position: 8th man/Flank

 

Favourite position: 8th man

 

Least favourite:

Lock

 

Favourite club rugby player:

In the FIFO’s it would have to be Brad van Deventer and Chris Baister, on a Saturday I have enjoyed watching Jody Reyneke swat would be defenders away and Danie Roux is always exciting to watch. Snoopy is always good for some entertainment

School:

Wynberg Boys’ High School

 

Clubs played for:

Villagers – 2 years of U20A, False Bay – 8th season

 

Highest honours:

Managed to sneak one 3rd team cap under Chris Hewetson

 

Other interests outside of rugby:

Enjoy smashing a few runs for the mighty Bergvliet Cricket Club and spending time with mates braaing with a few beers

 

Favourite music:

Bit of hip hop, rap, something with a decent beat to it

 

Favourite movie:

The Replacements, Van Wilder

 

Favourite Food:

Home cooked chicken pie from mom goes down well but also enjoy a Southern Style chicken burger from The Bay.

 

Inspirational people:

Marc Douglass, Jean de Villiers

 

Rugby philosophy:

Make the most of every opportunity you get to play the game, make mates whilst doing it and the team is always more important than the individual

 

Life philosophy:

Everything happens for a reason; learn from your successes and failures

 

Rugby goals:

to win the Reserve League for a third consecutive time

 

What do you like about False Bay:

It is well known that False Bay is a very tight knit club that makes everyone feel welcome. The general vibe of the club on match days is awesome be it on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon. The strength of the club at the moment is also very inviting to any keen rugby player.

 

Why the Bay:

Having grown up down the road from False Bay and following their progress in the early and mid 2000’s I was always keen to contribute to the club and get involved. Haven’t looked back since joining.

 

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

it was an easy decision with a number of school mates playing at the Bay. False Bay seems to have something special about it at the moment, long may that continue.

 

Best Bay rugby moment:

Personally beating the Wolfpack in the quarter final in 2011 as massive underdogs was amazing. Back to back Reserve League titles in 2014 and 2015 was just a dream back in 2009. The day False Bay got promoted in 2009 at home was something special to watch.

 

General Comments:

UTB, winning never gets boring!