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#TeamWarwick athlete profiles: Snooker and Billiards

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In our latest #TeamWarwick profile, Snooker & Billiards player Max Faulkner talks us through his love of the sport and his Varsity memories.


How long have you been playing Snooker and Billiards? 

Max Faulkner: I have been playing Snooker and Billiards competitively since my first year at University (2014). I had only played casually beforehand!
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What drew you to the sport?

MF: I had played Snooker before and enjoyed the game, so I decided to chat to the exec on the desk at the fresher’s fair. After trying out the game at taster sessions, I was welcomed into the club wonderfully by the exec. The sport exhibits both a social and competitive environment, the combination of which is fantastic.
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What does #TeamWarwick mean to you?

MF: Team Warwick provides a sense of pride and loyalty to inter-university competition which helps spur on performances of players. Being a part of Team Warwick also helps the players in the lower-ranked teams, such as the third team, to contribute to the university’s success in sport.
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You’ve competed in Varsity before – what was the highlight of your Varsity games last year?

MF: Last year, we beat Coventry in spectacular fashion 19-1. When 19-0 up, looking for the whitewash, our then-president Stewart Ball got complacent and lost the final frame. To this day, we can’t let him forget that brilliant and entertaining moment!
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Are there any special preparations you’re making for Varsity this year?

MF: We have practice sessions planned at our sponsors, SWSA in Gloucester, for term 2.
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Do you have any pre-game/competition rituals?

MF: Not as such, but the spirit of snooker is to enjoy the game at all costs! Maybe a cheeky pint beforehand to settle the nerves could be considered as a ritual…!

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