Roughnecks Rookies No More! Part 1 - Gamu Mukuredzi

With the dawn of a new season on the horizon it means the start of some sophomore seasons for last season’s rookies. With that we took the chance to speak with a few of them to find out their thoughts on joining the team incase you’re still on the fence about joining! First up we speak to Defensive Back #22 Gamu Mukuredzi.

Gamu joined us last season and instantly made his presence felt developing into a key starter for the team on defence last season and scooping up the Bud Light MVP award in our home game against the Dumfries Hunters.

Q: What were your first impressions of the team and how were they changed through the year?

A. I was quite overwhelmed initially because I was in a new environment and I didn’t know anyone, but after a couple of weeks I felt very comfortable and have loved every moment since everyone is so easy to get along with and were incredibly willing to help me develop.

Q: What piece of advice would you give to someone thinking about coming along to the rookie sessions this November?


A: Try have an idea of where you want to play but be open minded and have fun!

Q: What was your favourite thing about being a Roughneck?

A: The camaraderie amongst the guys was great with the veteran guys always willing to help out and looking forward to training and games week to week!

Q: What are your aims for this season?

A: To be the best athlete I can possibly and become division 1 best corner

Q: Finally - and most importantly - what song did you sing for your rookie initiation?

A: Big Shaq - Mans Not Hot