Olly Morgan tells the official website about his ambitions at Gloucester
JAMIE DIX from St Peter's School got the chance to interview Olly Morgan, Gloucester's young full-back, for the official website, here is what he found out.
What do you do in your free time as well as rugby training? "In my free time, I like to relax and I do by watching TV, going to town with team mates to have a coffee and I also like to have a game of golf and watch the odd film at the cinema."
Have you appeared for your country at any level? "Yes I have. I have been lucky enough to play for England at Under-16, 19 and 21 level and he also played in England Young 7's team."
Do you play any other sports as well as rugby? "When I was at school, I was lucky enough to play hockey at international level and I also loved my athletics."
What's your ambition? "My ambition is to continue playing Premiership rugby. My first ambition is to cement a regular first team place at Gloucester and in the future I would love to represent England. Outside rugby, one-day I would love to own my own restaurant."
What made you want to play for Gloucester and not play for any other club? "I didn't really have much choice because I was linked to Gloucester through school and I knew some of the players and coaches up here so I new it would work out well."
What do you like about the way Gloucester is run? "Gloucester has a good and a very strong set-up and it is nice to be part of it and a very good group of players. The academy is a place where you can learn as you get given a lot of one to one feedback about your performance."
Do you enjoy the company of your team mates and the coaching staff? "Yes I do, I love it. There is a great atmosphere here at the club and that can give you a big buzz, the players are friendly and I have made a lot of good mates here."
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