Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thank You All Blues!

All Blue Family,

I wanted to share some exciting news with all of you.  Recently, I was offered an opportunity to train full time in Chula Vista for the next few months and after much thought I have decided to go for it.  I cannot thank you all enough for your love, encouragement, patience and support throughout the past year.  You made me feel comfortable and included and I know I have gained some lifelong friends in the bay area.
When I first moved here a little over a year ago, I was lost and struggling to find my way.  I was coming off a pretty complex and upsetting end to my Bobsled career and was unclear where that left me.  Thanks to my friends Jenny and Mari Triplett I made my way directly out the All Blues where I was met by Coach Chou and Coach Kate and two days later found myself playing my first rugby game!  It has been an unexpectedly quick progression, but I am grateful for this opportunity.

I am truly falling in love with the sport and most of all the amazing rugby community.  I am excited to take with me all that I have learned from each of you and hope to make the All Blues proud!  Thank you for being so accepting.  Bigger Better Bluer!

Emily Azevedo