Profile - Nathan Bressington

Wing - Born 1981, (February 7, Cheltenham) Joined From Stourbridge for 2004/5 top scorer in ND2 in 2003/4 including four tries in a victory over (then) second placed Wharfedale. Played cricket to Under 19 level and also for the full Gloucestershire 2nd XI.  16 tries in 2004/5 & a record 20 in 2005/6, including a club record 4 in one game against Harrogate. Also holds the record for Most individual league tries in a career, which stands at 60 in May 2009. Has played for the Irish Exiles sevens team. Included in the Birmingham Post "XV of the finest around" in May 2006 and again in 2008. Nathan scored three tries on the way to the Twickenham EDF win in 2009, but missed the final itself through injury.

Height - 1.88m 6’2

Weight - 96kg 15st.3

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Programme Profile: Nathan Bressington - October 2007

There are two widely contrasting images of a rugby union winger. One is of him scorching down the touchline on a fine day, hair streaming behind him, to score the winning try in a vital match. The other is a lonely isolated figure, suffering from hypothermia as the sleet falls from a leaden sky, and the forwards keep the ball stuffed up their jumpers as they grind remorselessly forward.

Nathan Bressington, Moseley’s flying winger, is in no doubt, however, that the rewards of his position outweigh the occasional cold isolation, especially since the coaches are steadily increasing a winger’s defensive responsibilities.

Nathan was born in Cheltenham on the 7th February, 1981 but was brought up in Painswick, which is closer to Stroud where he attended the Marling School. He went on to the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff to read for a degree in BSc in Sport and Physical Education. It took Nathan some time before he decided on his career but, inspired by coaching youngsters in the basics of rugby within the Club’s community schools programme, he elected to train as a teacher within the Graduate Teaching Programme run by the King Edward’s consortium. Nathan is currently in his probationary year as a Physical Education Teacher at Hall Green School.

Nathan was taught to play rugby at school and then moved on to Painswick Rugby Club. From there he moved on to the U20 and U21 sides of Bristol Rugby Club and then to the Welsh side Caerphilly. In season 2003/04, he was a loan player with Stourbridge, where he came to the attention of Ian Smith who invited him to join Moseley for the start of the 2004/05 season. This is now Nathan’s fourth season with Moseley where he has become a firm favourite with the Members and Supporters. Earlier in his rugby career he played county rugby for Gloucestershire’s U21 side but now concentrates on league rugby.

Nathan’s most treasured memory in rugby is winning promotion with the Club to National League One at the end of the 2005/06 season. He has no single worst memory but commented that, every time Moseley lose, he plumbs the depths.

Like his elder brother Alastair, Nathan is an all-round sportsman and plays cricket to a high standard as an all-rounder (batting at six and opening the bowling). He played for Painswick C.C. for several years but now plays for Frocester C.C. in the West of England Premier league (more importantly, however, Nathan is one of the stars of Moseley's occasional cricket team!)

After wearing out the tyres of his car for several years on the M5, Nathan has recently moved up to Birmingham and now lives in Moseley. He has settled down well as he knows the City quite well and his girl friend Jade is also living in Birmingham.

Nathan still has a lot to contribute to Moseley as our leading try scorer and we wish him well.