BRAKE John < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 22 Apr 1988 in London, ENG
Height1.76 m
Weight 88 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Guildford, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? His inspiration to play rugby came after watching the 1995 World Cup in South Africa.
Why this sport? He was particularly impressed with the performances of New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu and decided he wanted to play rugby from that point.
Name of coach Simon Amor [national sevens]
Coach from what year? 2013
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Scrum half
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for England
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Rosslyn Park Sevens, a national schools competition in England. (standard.co.uk, 10 May 2012)
Most influential person in career His father. (makewav.es, 28 Aug 2009)
Other sports He has represented the county of Somerset in England at hockey. (rfu.com, 30 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (standard.co.uk, 10 May 2012)
Other information RUGBY EDUCATION
In 1998 he began going to Millfield School in Somerset, England, which has a reputation for producing elite rugby players. Brake's skills flourished, and he was selected for the England U16 and U18 rugby union teams. (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2013)