the rewarded tenacity of the adopted Villeneuvois Jean-Philippe Wojcieszko

“Before, I had tested football for two years, judo for two months, badminton for one year. When I was 12, a friend who played rugby said to me “come and try”. It didn’t bother me right away. I played 2nd line until I was 19. I had to stop because of a neck injury. I cracked my C2 and sprained it. So I stopped for five or six years because with scoliosis I was not allowed to resume. I gained weight, I tried to regain it but I was also in pain. I was blocked from the vertebrae on the first scrum, my body could no longer follow. Having done a BTS in home automation in the Basque Country, I tried to resume in Bidart but the radio revealed scoliosis, so I had to stop, my license being blocked, ”recalls the employee in telephony and IT.

“No Pain”

Forced to leave his adopted island because he couldn’t find a job in his branch, Wojcieszko then worked as a DJ in La Rochelle in the Minimes district. Having his habits in a bar near the Old Port, the one who is tidying up the turntables then sympathizes with one of the waiters, who “encourages me to come to Villeneuve. This club of friends suited me. I resumed three years ago; no pain. The physio helped me straighten it out, it went away over time, ”says the player-educator, having taken responsibility for the rugby school this season.

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