Jack Nay, 17
“I started playing rugby at 14 for Tonbridge Juddians. In my first year of playing I realised I wanted to take my rugby more seriously and to push on to the next level. The skill aspect of rugby was taken care of through going to training, although to improve the physical aspect of my game I needed to train in the gym, working on both fitness and strength. I came to know Mase through the club where my brother and I started personal training with him. We started from the beginning where he demonstrated the correct technique for every exercise so every time we trained, we slowly added more weight to improve our strength. After a short while I could already feel the benefits from training with Mase when I played. With the help from Mase I made the Kent U15 team that year.
Constantly pushing us to improve, I moved from a level 8.8 on the bleep test up to level 12.5 which really helped me cover more ground when playing rugby. Alongside the fitness and strength Mase would make us practise simple rugby skills, such as catching and passing while under fatigue. This made the training more specific to rugby because all the skills needed while playing are done under fatigue. Due to the extra fitness and skills I made the Saracens U15 academy side. I have stayed in the Saracens academy and I’m in my final year with them playing for the U18s. Along the way I have managed to make the London and south east U16s team, and the England U16s team starting at flanker.
I have progressed massively in my rugby due to a few people having a big influence on how I went about doing my training and playing; Mase is certainly one of them who has got me strong and fit enough to play at the highest level for my age group.”
- London & SE U16’s2014, England U162014, Saracens2015, Saracens A2015, Saracens U182015, England U182016, England U192016, Old Albanians2016, Old Albanians2016, England U202017