Nathaniel Tamwoy

Nathaniel Tamwoy
  • Full Back / Wing
  • 182
  • 93.5
  • 2016
  • Grade
  • Born:

    I was born in Townsville but was raised on Badu Island in the Torres Strait.

    Junior club:

    When I was at school, I played U17 AFL for the North Cairns Tigers/Eagles. I only played a bit of Rugby at school and the first proper club game I played was in Year 12 with the JCU Mariners in Cairns at the age of 17.

    How did you get into rugby:

    It was mainly due to Mitch Whiteley’s influence back in 2013 when I attended the WMBB program flying down from Cairns to Sydney and he was the mentor for me at USYD.

    Most memorable moment at SUFC:

    Its funny, I can remember every play of every game especially the 2017 1st Colts Grand Final (Premieres)! But the most significant memory for me so far has been making my debut for 1st Grade last weekend. I really didn’t realise the significance of it until I started thinking about who my team mates were and the history of the SUFC. It’s a really big deal.

    Away from the Footy field:

    I am studying a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. I have a strong network of friends in Sydney but I also spend my spare time mentoring other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys who are striving to achieve their goals and exploring other cultures in Sydney.

    What are you personal goals for the season?

    Each week I strive to do my best and I trust selectors and coaches to identify where they need me the most. I aspire to be a member of the First Grade run on team. I played Colts with the 1stgrade backline and won a premiership in 2017 so I am working hard to earn a position there and reunite with this talented backline.