Gaël Fickou, a perfect gentleman for the JEANRICHARD Team
1- How would you describe your “Philosophy of Life”?
My philosophy is to live as happy a life as possible, doing what I like best and always looking on the bright side.
2- Is time a luxury for you?
Of course. There are too many things to do and share to waste time and not live life to the full.
3- Tell us about the longest and shortest minutes of your life?
The shortest minute was when I scored against England in the 2014 6 Nations Championship.
The longest minute was the announcement of the 36-player squad for the World Cup.
4- If you weren’t playing rugby, how would you spend your time?
I have never considered anything else but rugby. And becoming a professional player has always been my only goal. I can't imagine my life without rugby.
5- How do your roots help you move forward?
Strength is rooted in suffering... I come from a bit of a tough background. My roots help make my dreams come true while keeping my feet firmly on the ground.
6- Where does your passion come from and how do you pass it on to others?
My brother played and he passed on his passion for rugby at a time when I was more attracted to football. I don't have kids or a younger brother but passing on my skills and love for the sport is very important to me. I hope to inspire young people by aiming for excellence on the pitch.
7- How would you describe your place and role within a team?
I am the youngest player on the team. I therefore have to prove myself, by giving it my best while being discreet and humble.
8- What’s been your greatest discovery/adventure?
My greatest adventure is without a doubt what I'm currently experiencing: the World Cup. Being part of the French team is an unbelievable experience, both personally and professionally.
Another was another World Cup in 2012 for the U20s.
9- Which of the values of JEANRICHARD do you identify with most?
For me, the JEANRICHARD brand conveys simplicity, elegance and efficiency.
10- What values do you see in yourself?
I would say simplicity.
11- What causes are you committed to?
I am not committed to a specific cause. However, I do try to support rugby in Senegal where my father lives. I regularly take over equipment and share my passion and experience with the young people there.