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.Read More
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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?
- How many times per day do you train?
- How long is an average workout?
- 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.