Flying in from Chicago just days ago, Nicholas Walcott is about to embark upon a new phase in his sporting career here in Lymm. As a former American football player and current Rugby Union winger, Walcott has a massive passion for the sport and is here to play the highest standard that he can achieve.
The 6ft tall mass of 220lbs looks every bit the rugby super star as he admires his new training ground at Lymm Rugby Club. Having flown over the pond by recommendation of international rugby stars Roger Wilson, Bob Cassey, Luke Stringer and Lymm Rugby Club’s Mike Swetman, Walcott felt he was at the stage in his rugby career where he wanted to be playing against a higher standard of players in order to self improve. With experience of playing as a winger, flanker, and both inside and outside centre, he’s Lymm Rugby Clubs latest addition with bags of talent and a thirst for more.
Originally an American Football player, Walcott played semi-professional in the States for 3 years. He played College Ball in his home State of Chicago before being introduced to the world of Rugby Union about 5 to 6 years ago, a sport in which he says he immediately fell in love with. He then joined Chicago Griffins RFC, a US Premier division club in the West Region States Chicago. Running 100m in just 11.1sec in his high school days, Walcott usually plays winger for the club but has experience in several positions. He is still currently part of Chicago Griffins RFC but plans to play rugby union here in the UK for the next three months and possibly more.
It’s clear the guy is all about his sport as he describes himself as a massive Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox fan. He’s also a very hard worker as the co-founder of Marketing Promotional Company BIG6 Sports and Entertainment specialising exclusively in the world of sports. With a huge passion for writing and the media, Walcott has also worked as a free-lance sports reporter with Fox32 news.
So with a great combination of talents and flair in a number of fields, he has a whole world of opportunities at his fingertips. Walcott says he’s here to learn as much as possible in the next three months. Once that time has passed there is talk of him possibly heading over to Dublin to pursue his rugby potential over there, with a chance that he may return to Lymm at a later date.