Player Profile: Richie Kennar

Name: Richard Kennar

Junior Club: Northern Thunder

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

What do you like to do away from football?

Away from football I like to spend time with my family.

What was your first job?

I did waitering for my first job.

What are your goals in Rugby League?

My goal in rugby league is play consistent footy each time I step on to the field.

What do you love about Rugby League?

The thing I love most about rugby league is meeting new people and making friends for life.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

The biggest influence on my career has been my mum.

What is your earliest league memory?

My earliest memory in Rugby League was losing the 2009 Grand Final playing for my local club.

What is your best moment in league so far?

My best moment in rugby league to date was making my NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm.

Best piece of advice you have been given?

Do not take footy for granted.

What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?

Always listen and do what your parents say.

Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?

The player I most looked up to was Israel Folau. I loved the way he scored tries.

What are your memories of your first NRL game?

The memories from my first NRL game are the fans yelling and screaming from the sidelines.

Favourite sportsman and why?

My favourite sportsman is Michael Jordan. He is a legend!

What can’t you live without?

I can’t live without my family.

What player do you most enjoy playing with/against?

I enjoyed playing with Cooper Cronk. He is the ultimate professional.

What is the TV show you never miss?

The TV show I can’t miss is Home and Away.

What is on your bucket list?

I would love to visit Las Vegas one day.

If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I would love to give soccer a go.

If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t playing league I would be studying law.

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?

I would love to be remembered as a respectful person.