James O'Connor's message to the Moorabbin Rams Academy players

Earlier this year, James O’Connor kindly recorded a message for the players in our Rams Academy to help provide some insights into his journey as a player. James spoke about his experience in rugby and how he developed not only as a professional athlete, but as a stronger more resilient person.

As the Academy resets again this year, it's great that our young aspiring athletes have players of James's calibre available for inspiration and as positive role models in rugby.

Rugby is a game that is fun and is a physical and mental contest that encourages teammates to bond together in the face of adversity through a mixture of discipline and selflessness. The rugby community around the world is a loving one that can support you and yet keep you grounded. 

Our aim at Moorabbin is to provide positive role models and leaders to inspire young players to become better people and not just better athletes. This is what sets us apart.

So this weekend put on your rugby colours, pick up a ball and celebrate being a proud rugby person. And for all those Wallabies fans, let’s get behind Dave Rennie and our Wallabies this weekend.