Will Greenwood told Game Changers how he got into rugby union

Last Updated: 26/04/14 12:27pm

World Cup winner Will Greenwood told Game Changers about how he got into rugby union and Sport Fest, a family weekend of sport in August.

Will, who scored 31 tries for England and was part of the team that lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003, revealed he comes from a sporting family - which includes his cousin, our very own Di!

"I loved sport - my father captained and coached England so I had a rugby ball or football around in the garden 24 hours a day," said Will. "I spent my youth chasing a ball.

"My favourite rugby club would probably be my first rugby club, which was a little club called Preston Grasshoppers, where a giant man called Wade Dooley came from.

"I was so happy when I was 17 years old and my Dad was 50 when we played together in Preston Grasshoppers fourths, which was my first ever senior game of rugby."

You would have thought that winning the World Cup would be the highlight of Will's rugby playing days, but he revealed: "Two moments stand out - my Mum would always say the Malta under-11 sevens when I was a tiny little stickman running around and scoring a couple of tries.

"Then probably at university with my friends from Durham. We didn't have a very good team but we made the university final, where we got absolutely smashed by Loughborough. But we had a really good team spirit that got us there."

Now he's focused on making Sport Fest - a sporting project for kids that also features music, dancing - a success. Stars attending on August 2/3 include Tim Henman, Andrew Strauss, Matthew Pinsent and England Netball and England Hockey.

Check out the video above to find out more and see Will answer some questions including what he thinks about tag rugby!