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In from the side new film – Gay Rugby

Deciding to take the plunge

I’m an LGBTQ+ woman, so why would I watch the film… well, why not? It’s great to see representation which the gay community has more input over, and it will feel closer to home. The film picks up themes of succeeding and failing as a team, how that feels.

Spoiler alert***

The two men who hit it off, are both in relationships, which aren’t fulfilling them. They have great chemistry and are soon pursuing each other, to discover more, and to feel that wonderful feeling of the connection they share.

Trouble brewing

Their partners both signify stability or returning favours, like being helped out from a bad period of time. Mark and Warren find a fresh start with each other, and are really well suited, like soul mates and partners.

It’s too difficult to break off the existing relationships and it all comes out at the wrong time, during a NYE party.

The feel of the film

I really liked the music, and I found myself crying when Mark & Warren break up for the last time. A few cringe moments, as they tried to keep it secret, to avoid their relationship being outed in the group.

Yes, I really was crying in the cinema, so that says something about the performance of the actors being good.

Best supporting roles

There were some really great supporting roles including Marks best friend Henry, and the team joker/clown – Pinkie.

I hope I haven’t said too much about the film. It’s all about the sentiment you feel when you see it at the cinema.

The Official Website http://www.infromthesidemovie.com

In From The Side is described as an Independent Gay Rugby Film and it received 5 stars from The Sunday Times and queer press have hailed it as an excellent cinematic feature film!

Job vacancy – Leisure Centre Operator

in 2011 to 2013 I had a part funded start up business as a sports and leisure coach. This involved having about three main employers which I worked for on a zero hours contract basis. I received New Enterprise Allowance from the Job Centre and there was a great sports development department at the council at the time.

Modelling the 2013 kit for GCB.

At the time, other business ideas seemed to be things like cupcake baking businesses.

I used to really enjoy sports coaching and I supported adults at the Bristol Active Life Project as a freelance coach in basketball, football, badminton and cricket. By 2014 in the summer, the extra help to keep my business on track had dried up and so I submitted my tax return with the small loss I finished with, and started another pathway as a retail assistant at Debenhams.

The Olympics was a great source of inspiration for me.
This is a video which covered the Street Cricket project I was involved in as freelance coach.