Profiling Borders’ ASP athletes

Hawick Wanderers hooker Fraser Renwick
Hawick Wanderers hooker Fraser Renwick

Best moment in sport so far:

Being selected to attend SRU U17 training camp in Valladolid, Spain during summer 2014.

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Aims for the next 12 months:

To continue to learn and develop as a rugby player with the aim to be selected for Scotland U18s for season 2014/2015.

Who in your sport has inspired you most and why?:

Ross Ford. Ross is a local Borders man who has obviously worked hard to be at the top of his game for the past 10 years, winning almost 80 caps for Scotland and going with the British Lions to South Africa. It shows if you work hard and keep learning this can be achieved.

Fav sporting moment of all time as a spectator:

I was lucky enough to attend the Olympics in 2012 and was in the Olympic Stadium when Great Britain won the three gold medals during Super Saturday. The atmosphere in the stadium was something I had never experienced.

Best thing about your sport:

I enjoy playing in a team sport when you have to also compete as an individual against your opposing number, particularly playing in the front row.

What do you do to “tune-in” immediately before a competition?:

Immediately before the kick-off I warm up with the team as normal, but also run through some of my specific skills as a hooker, I just focus on the gameplan and mentally think about my individual goals for the match ahead.

If you had the chance to change one thing in your sport, what would it be?:

I think the changes at scrum time still need to be improved. I enjoyed the ‘engage’ as it was.

Venue at which you most aspire to compete:

It has to be Murrayfield, but I would love to play at Eden Park in New Zealand.

If not in this sport, would like to compete in:

I have never really been interested in any other sport. It’s rugby or nothing for me.

Current most-played song or track on your ipod or MP3:

Alesso ft. Tove Lo- Heroes.

…but can’t stand:

Everything by One Direction.

Other interests away from my sport:

Not got much time for other interests as always seem to be training or playing, but to chill out I like to watch TV, especially Hawaii Five-O.

Fantasy away day (all-expenses paid):

To have a centre seat for the third and deciding test match between the Lions and New Zealand at Eden Park.