Newbury's Cara Brincat praises Worcester Warriors as they continue to build for the future
Cara Brincat has been delighted to see the progression that Worcester Warriors have made and hopes it’s the start of a momentum change in the Allianz Premier 15s.
Warriors place seventh in the division after recording five victories from their 18 games, their highest-ever finish in the league.
The 21-year-old played a big role during the season and she believes the club are only going in one direction.
“I think it has been really positive with the progression we have made as a team and in the league table and it’s something we want to see continue so we can move forward.
“We are going in the right direction and it’s been a fundamental foundation season to be able to build that up and it’s exciting with new signings to see what we can do next season.
“I am a back row, but I played second row because of the new rule changes so it was exciting learning new things and it was nice to get some more game time too.”
Whilst playing regularly for Warriors, Brincat was completing PGCE teaching year and graduated from Worcester University.
“I was doing my PGCE and it was my training year so everything was really full on and balancing it all was tough.
“I wanted to be the best teacher as well as being a very good rugby player and it was hard to balance the two, but there was really good support at the university.
“I had a personal tutor that was able to help and Warriors have a really good set-up and they understand how to support us through everything.”
Having now completed her PGCE, Brincat has agreed to take her first teaching role as a PE teacher at Trinity School, Newbury.
“I feel really lucky that I have a job that is really close and because it’s close I can commute to Worcester.
“It was tough for me if I didn’t get a job nearby as I was worried that I may have to change clubs, but it is nice I can stay at the club and build.
“I love the club, I love everything about it and it’s nice I can stay there while pursuing the career path I want to get into.”
Brincat will be hoping to work together with Warriors, while teaching, to achieve a successful year.
“As a team we want to push forward and be a top four side and for me I want to be able to balance my teaching career with my rugby one so I can pursue both and be the best in both areas.
“I absolutely love teaching and I love rugby, so it’s all about putting the two together and being able to balance both so I can put my all in to both of them.”