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Roderick Attard

I'm Roderick Attard and I'm 36 years old. I’ve been into competitive sports since I was a kid. I played football with Floriana nursery, then had some successful years with Bormla Regatta in my teenage years and then followed by a Bronze medal in Olympic Rowing race in Piediluco Italy where I coached and rowed for Team Malta. I played rugby for 10 years with Kavallieri in the domestic league and for Malta Knights in the Rugby League national squad. I then signed for Gateshead Thunder, a professional rugby league club in Newcastle. I can easily say this was the highest achievement of my career. My other favourite moments in sports is every time I wore the Malta jersey and represented my country.

I now compete in crossfit events, where I enjoy competing and training with friends. I feel that I'm now in the phase where I have to share what I've learnt through my years of experience and study (B.Ed Physical Education) with the younger athletes. This is why I love being a coach and helping others achieve their dreams.

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Q&A with Roderick

We asked all of our athletes a couple of questions to get to know them better. Check them out for yourself!

  • How many days per week do you train?

    6 days per week.

  • What is your approach to dieting?

    Clean eating.

  • How many times per day do you train?


  • How long is an average workout?

    1.5 hrs.

  • Cardio or weights?


  • Training alone or with a partner?

    Team mainly but sometimes I need those me time training sessions.

  • What is your favourite thing to do on a rest day?

    Eat out, drink wine and beer, long relaxing walks, exploring Malta.

  • If you could achieve anything you dreamt of in your sport, what would it be?

    As an athlete I fulfilled my dreams. Wanted to represent my country which I did in various sports and be a professional athlete which I also did when I was signed for Gateshead Thunder Rugby League in Newcastle

  • What is your go-to race day / competition song?


  • If you could have dinner with one athlete / olympian (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

    Every athlete has his/her own story and sacrifices. I admire them all and want to listen to their stories and how they got there but since it's a dinner I prefer to be with someone who doesn't eat a lot so I can finish his/her food.

  • Use three words that, in your opinion, describe the charactaristics of a champion.

    Dedicated, hard working, humble

  • If you could use one short sentence to motivate someone, what would you say?

    Fight for your family, your coaches, your country and yourself.