Spotlight - Ridhaa Damon

Name: Ridhaa Damon

 

Nickname:          RD

 

Age:      31

 

Family background/ recognition:            

Cape Malay/Muslim/Coloured

Grand Father from my mom’s side played rugby and my dad played a bit of soccer. My real rugby influence came from my stepdad Armien Brink who played provincial level rugby.

 

Position:            

Scrum-Half/Fly-Half/Full-Back

 

Favourite position:        

Bottom. Oops…you meant in rugby, then probably Fly-Half as I like to be in control.

 

Least favourite:              

Scrum-Half……Boring……

 

School:               

Spine Road High School

 

Clubs played for:           

Collegians, SK Walmers and False Bay in that order.

 

Highest honours:           

WP Vodacom Cup

 

Other interests outside of rugby:            

Indoor/Action soccer

 

Inspirational people:    

Joost Van Der Westhuizen

 

Rugby philosophy:         

“All the talent in the world won’t get you anywhere without teammates.”

 

Life philosophy:             

“Don’t bother doing it, if you’re not doing it properly.”

 

Rugby goals:     

To leave my mark wherever I go and to make sure people remember me after I retire. Also, to have made a positive difference in the lives of those around me.

 

What do you like about False Bay?         

Definitely the comradery. It’s a my home away from home.

 

Thanks for the opportunity. I’m actually not serious all the time. That’s just my normal happy face. Don’t judge. Hahah

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