Vikings February Lacons Brewery Player of the Month

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Just two months after joining us from Bury St Edmunds, Ewan Kingdon is Niall Lear’s choice as February’s Lacons Brewery Player of the Month. “Ewan has been an enthusiastic presence ever since he arrived,” commented Niall. “His skill set is outstanding and he contributes both on and off the pitch. His enthusiasm and desire to better himself and the Club has been fantastic to see.”

The 24 year old hooker was brought up in Stetchworth, three miles south of Newmarket and attended the nearby comprehensive Bottisham Village College for his secondary education, before a scholarship took him to St Joseph’s in Ipswich for the sixth form. Since graduating from the UEA in 2021 – first class Honours in Marketing & Management – Ewan has worked for the ONE Group where he is now a Senior Consultant specialising in the recruitment of Finance Professionals.

He’s from a sporting family: his sister was involved in horse riding to “a decent level”, whilst both his brother and father are keen on rugby and cricket, indeed his father was in Middlesex’s Cricket Academy. Ewan started rugby in Newmarket under 10s, moving a few years later to Cambridge where he stayed until 2018 – 19 (no first team appearances), before joining Bury the following season. Along the way he spent six months in New Zealand, where he played for Shirley Vikings in Christchurch.

Of his move to North Walsham he said, “it’s been brilliant so far, very refreshing, I’m enjoying both the playing and social side. The Club managed my move well and Niall was very transparent about the challenges. It’s good to be part of a real Community Club and the amount of support we get is just crazy. There’s a lot of potential here. We have a young squad but the boys’ appetite to learn is so big, whilst off the field the Club has the infrastructure and people to take it forward.”

Ewan’s no 2 shirt is sponsored by Kelly Yaxley, Painter & Decorator.

Paul Morse

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