This episode is with USA Eagles rugby international Dylan Fawsit who speaks to me about his journey to becoming a professional rugby player.
His route to making a career in the game he loves was not straight forward. The initial dream was to play for Ireland, to put on that green jersey, however, after finishing school he didn’t get the breaks or opportunities he was hoping for. Leinster didn’t see a future, so Dylan decided to forge his own future and leave the Emerald Isle for American.
Like many Irish men and women before him, Dylan saw hope and opportunity in the states. A scholarship to university was the opening he needed.
Dylan talks to me about his passion for the sport and how grateful he is for his Irish community, his friends and old teammates for playing their role at the early stages of his life.
Dylan is a family man and met the love of his life on a plane back to Ireland one Christmas. Their story is one of fairytales, just like the movies.
We can take for granted where we are today, but when we look back at our journey in life, there are people who stand out for all the right reasons. Dylan is one of those people – his can do attitude and drive are to be admired. He takes pride in everything he does both as a player and a father.
This conversation is honest, warm and gives an insight to the kind determined human this man is.