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Welcome to the Bamboos: Michi Hehenberger

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Name: Michael Hehenberger

Age: 30

Favorite Position: Centre

Current Club: RG Heidelberg

International Honours: Austria

Rugby Experience: 16 years

This weekend, Michi Hehenberger, a dedicated and passionate rugby player, will be traveling to the UK to represent 7 Bamboos RFC at the Frome 7s as part of Bamboos United. Let’s delve into the journey and achievements of this athlete.

Michi’s rugby journey began at the age of 14 when he picked up the sport as an optional subject in school. His love for the game was instantaneous and profound.

By the age of 18, Michi had transitioned to the men’s team at Austrian club RC Linz, where he would later become a key player and leader.

For the past six years, Michi has served as the captain of RC Linz and Rugby Austria, a testament to his leadership skills and deep understanding of the game.

This year, he took a significant step in his career by joining RGH, challenging himself in Germany’s first division.

While national team successes have been elusive, Michi’s dedication remains unwavering.

For the past five years, he has been a part of the training squads for both the 15s and 7s national teams, gaining valuable experience and showcasing his talents in various capacities.

The Austrian national team has recently entered a more competitive league, marking a new chapter for Michi and his teammates, even though major victories are still on the horizon.

Being part of this journey is a personal triumph for Michi, highlighting his resilience and commitment to the sport.

Beyond his playing career, Michi has also made significant contributions as a coach. Over the past seven years, he has coached youth teams in Austria, and the U18 national team, nurturing young talent from the U8 to U18 levels.

His coaching efforts reflect his passion for the sport and his desire to give back to the rugby community.

Michi lives and breathes rugby, embodying the spirit that unites players worldwide. His dedication to inspiring and developing the next generation of rugby players in Austria is driven by his belief that rugby is the greatest sport in the world. For Michi, rugby clubs are not just teams; they are families.

As Michi embarks on his latest adventure with 7 Bamboos RFC at the Frome 7s, he carries with him the hopes and dreams of the rugby community he has helped build and inspire.

His journey is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and the unyielding spirit of rugby.

Find out more about our project Bamboos United here

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