Participants

Gemma ROWLAND

Gemma ROWLAND
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  07 Feb 1989
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  72

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 7

Gemma ROWLAND - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 17:37
Women Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
34
Wales
5
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 19:55
Women Pool Round - Pool B
Fiji
29
Wales
7
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 18:59
Women Pool Round - Pool B
England
45
Wales
0
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 9:53
Women Placing 5-8
Kenya
14
Wales
12
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 12:27
Women Placing 7-8
South Africa
14
Wales
19
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Series Qualifier
Year Location Rank
2015 Dublin, IRL 7

Occupation: British Army commissioned officer (LinkedIn, Jan 2017
Education: Sport and exercise at University of Exeter; strength and conditioning (Masters) at Cardiff Metro University
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Nick WAKLEY (WAL) (wru.co.uk, 5 Jul 2017)


Reason: "I went to Colston’s School, in Bristol, famous for its rugby, but there was no girls team until we badgered our teachers to set one up." (thetimes.co.uk, 12 Aug 2017)
Additional information

SPORTING RESCUE
"Rugby saved me from an eating disorder, after I started suffering from bulimia when I was 14. I just fell into the same trap as many teenage girls by comparing myself to pictures of women who were naturally more petite. Playing rugby completely changed the way I felt about my body. No matter what shape or size you are, there is a position for you in the game. I realised then that I should be proud of my physique and use it to my advantage. That realisation helped snap me out of the illness." (thetimes.co.uk, 12 Aug 2017)


MEANINGFUL INK
"I marked my victory over bulimia with a tattoo on my left foot, which says, 'Yesterday, I dared to struggle', with an image of a cross that has fallen over, but is rising back up. I have a pigeon on my foot in memory of my father, who used to call me 'Pigeon' and died when I was 17. A tattoo on my side of a compass and a clock, to remind me to make the most of the time we have and enjoy the journey." (thetimes.co.uk, 12 Aug 2017)


ARMY CAREER
"I rather fell into the military. We did Combined Cadet Force in Year 9 and I loved it. I received a letter offering me a job when I had finished school and university, with the promise that I could play as much sport as I wanted and live an active life. I was in Afghanistan, based at Lashkar Gah, from 2012 to 2013, and I worked in the ops room, making sure we had eyes on our soldiers." (thetimes.co.uk, 12 Aug 2017)


WORLD CUP
Represented Wales at the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. (Instagram, 9 Aug 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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