MEECHAN Neil < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA Canada   
Gender Male
Born 29 Apr 1983 in Plymouth, ENG
Height1.84 m
Weight 97 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Victoria, BC, CAN
Languages English
Higher education Geography - University of Victoria: Victoria, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started playing rugby in 1988 while he was in Plymouth, England.
Why this sport? His dad played and he fell in love with it.
Club / Team James Bay Athletic Association [JBAA]: Victoria, BC, CAN
Name of coach Peter Rushton
Coach from which country? Canada
Coach from what year? 2009
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Canada
Opponent South Africa
Location Dubai
General Interest
Nicknames Ian Mcgian, after a commentator called him the wrong name while playing in the British Columbia provincial team. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Fishing. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement He was the captain of the Canadian Sevens team at the 2009 World Cup in Dubai. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career His father (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Lawrence Dallaglio. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He eats beans on toast every morning before a game. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Second place is the first loser. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To be a firefighter. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)