|Weight||96kg (15st 1lb)|
As a student, taking a Level 3 Sports Diploma, at SGS Filton College, Lucas Slowik has much to anticipate. He received the Carol Humphreys Memorial Bursary Fund of £1,000 in March 2013 to accelerate his rugby development. Born in Mâcon, France he qualifies through his English mother and is a member of the Gold Elite Player Development Group at Bristol, where he is in his first season with the club.
He attended Swainswick Primary School and Beechen Cliff Boys’ Secondary School and was a member of the Bath Academy last year, having played from the age of eight for the club’s minis. His ambitions within the game are “to play for Bristol’s senior side and to have a long and positive career, then either stay in sport and coach or take another path and start something new.”
Lucas has done that already because last year he was a flanker and Number 8 and was converted to centre. His top mentors have been Stuart Cooper, his first coach, former England lock Danny Grewcock, George Taverner, Saul Nelson, Mike Hall and Graham Williams.
His outside interests are “swimming, being down on the beach and also cooking. My dad owns a restaurant and deli so one day I’d like to take that over from him. The Memorial Ground at Bristol is my favourite and Brian O’Driscoll is an inspirational player. He never gives up, doesn’t show pain and performs week in, week out.”