Hong Kong Team Player Q&A: Lindsay Varty
Lindsay’s best memory of being a player of the Sevens was scoring a try against Kazakhstan in her first Hong Kong Women’s Sevens when she was 17. She is happy to share with us more about her life outside of the Sevens.
26, Scrum half/centre
CityLife: Tell us about growing up with the Sevens.
Lindsay: I have been to every single Hong Kong Sevens in my life except one when I was travelling! As a child, I remember having a BBQ with my family in the stands and watching my hero Serevi score endless tries. As I got older, I remember playing in the stadium for the Hong Kong national age grade teams really early on the Saturday and Sunday mornings of the Sevens. I then made my way to the South Stand and joined the atmosphere there! I’m probably the loudest cheerer for my brother when he plays for Hong Kong (except for my mum!).
CL: What is it like playing for Hong Kong?
Lindsay: Playing for Hong Kong is a huge honour as I get to represent my home in tournaments all around the world. Every time I put on the Hong Kong jersey, I feel very proud of my city and also of myself for putting in many years of hard work to get where I am.
CL: What other sports do you enjoy?
Lindsay: I used to also play hockey, netball, football, cross-country and do athletics when I was in school. Now I still go running and I like kayaking and paddle boarding when it’s sunny!
CL: Favourite things about Hong Kong?
Lindsay: The countryside, going on junk boats and going squid fishing.
CL: Favourite food in Hong Kong?
Lindsay: Gai dan jai (egg waffles) and wonton noodles.
CL: How has rugby changed your life?
Lindsay: Rugby has taught me the importance of health and fitness, healthy competition, discipline and team work.
華莉絲, 26歲, 香港隊傳接鋒 / 中鋒