In The Spotlight – Daniel Rushworth

first_imgIn the seventh edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open player, Daniel Rushworth, speaks about what it means to be playing in the 2011 World Cup, and about his knowledge of Scotland. Name: Daniel RushworthNickname: RushyAge: 31Affiliate: Western SuburbsOccupation: Sport Manager – NSW Touch FootballPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: 1998 M18 (Youth Trans Tasman)/ 2005 Mixed Open All Nations NZCareer highlights so far: 2007 World Cup Men’s Open win over NZ.How you got involved in Touch Football: Through my school teacher Sue Dorrington, who was a former Australian Women’s Open player when I was in High School.Favourite player: Michael Jacono: small, agile, no nonsense kind of player, ready to always roll the sleeves up and dig in and do the hard yards. What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means a great deal to me, it is always an honour to play in the green and gold and something I take great pride in and with the tight knit group we have the excitement is already running high. It also offers an opportunity to take care of some unfinished business, the last time I was a part of this team we had a golden opportunity to knock the Kiwis over in New Zealand at the All Nations in 2005 only for it to slip away in the final, so there is definitely some motivation there.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Tony Trad club coach at Western Suburbs and my Father.Favourite sporting moment: Steve Waugh’s last ball hundred at the SCG, a real career defining moment under extreme pressure.What do you know about Scotland: That the weather changes in minutes after being there last year around the same time the World Cup is this year, the people are extremely hospitable and are really interested to learn as much about our sport as possible. I think many of my teammates will be really surprised on what it has to offer.Any superstitions: None.Funniest Australian teammate: Benny Robinson never misses an opportunity.Favourite quote: “It’s science” Anchorman Ron Burgundy.Any travel plans for after World Cup: Heading to the Greek Islands followed by tour around the UK.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 47 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img

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