Seevic's Twickenham Man of the Match is now representing Saracens
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Najee Mundicha, 17, is now part of the Saracens Academy after recently passing trials for the U18’s squad.
Najee plays as a Prop at Seevic and Thurrock Rugby Club. As well as being part of the Rugby Academy at Seevic, Najee is also studying BTEC Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science.
Najee was voted Man of the Match when representing Seevic at the semi-final of the NatWest School Cup Vase last year. He said: “this was definitely one of my favourite memories from playing rugby - It runs close to when I was chosen to represent Essex.”
The Prop was scouted when playing for Thurrock’s first team when he was approached to attend Saracens trials. Najee said: “I was surprised that they noticed me when I was playing but I felt honoured.”
He added: “I had been to Saracens training ground before but this was different, I was more nervous as I had a lot riding on it. They played at a much faster pace and I was thrown in the deep end but I enjoyed it and could get used to it.”
Danny Cleare, Director of Rugby at Seevic, said: “It is rewarding to see Najee get this far, whilst at the College he has definitely changed as a person and grown up a lot. This has really helped his performance in rugby and he now helps to push others within the team.
“Najee can use his own knowledge to influence others and he really helps to drive the first years.”
Mundicha said: “The training at Seevic is really challenging but it has helped me to reach my potential. Every week is different as far as training goes and you are learning a lot more skills than I would if I just played for one team.
“Seevic has helped me to open a lot of doors for my future and I am excited to see where I can get to.”
The Rugby Academy at Seevic College consists of a large team that helps students to build a variety of skills including fitness, strength and conditioning and game layouts. They aim to improve every part of the student’s game giving them an overall advantage when taking to the pitch.
Najee said: “At Seevic everyone wants to be here and we all have a great passion for rugby this makes it a much more motivating environment. It has helped me to push myself further and therefore I am a better player today than I would have been without Seevic, the coaches and my peers encouraging me all the way.”
To find out more about the different types of sport at Seevic and how you can be part of one of the top five Colleges in the country for sport visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk/sport/