Daniel Paul Benjamin
Place of birth:
Fullback and Flyhalf
Summary of rugby career:
First Started Playing Where:
Holland Park Comprehensive School, at age 13, in London, England.
Clubs represented and Years:
London French RFC (1968-1978)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1978-1984) Player
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1994-2008) General Manager
Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
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Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Paris, France - London French RFC (1972-1978)
Awards and Recognition:
Santa Monica Rugby Club - Gordon Bosserman Award (1991, 1996
Impact rugby had on your life:
Rugby has always been my passion and, since high school, I've gained lifelong friendships that are dear to my heart. The camaraderie of Rugby is unique and it's truly a universal Club.
Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Ron Nisbet for his inspiration as a Coach and sportsman.
Larry Petrill for his endeavor of perfection.
Stuart Krohn for his wisdom, insight and commitment.
What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
Embrace the game and Club we all love, and Play with Passion.
Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Patricia and I have been married for seventeen wonderful years. I owe her my deepest gratitude for all her support, encouragement and especially for allowing me the time and oportunity to pursue my passion.
"It could be worse, it could be raining." - Marty Feldman in
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