Monye and Harlequin FC Come Full Circle

Ugo Monye has been an ever present figure for Harlequin FC – having witnessed the despair of the fans when the club got relegated from the Premiership in 2005, the scandal and now, finally, he considers his stint at the club to have come full circle with The Quins winning their first ever Aviva Premiership title. The 29 year old winger is the longest serving player for the club at the moment, having spent 11 years of his career at Twickenham Stoop and having had to wait this long for the biggest success in the professional sport of the country, it is obviously very special to him.

Monye was also a part of The Quins side that won the Amlin Cup last season but the triumph of the club at the Aviva Premiership is bigger than any other win. The journey has been long and rigorous for the flanker, who made his debut for Harlequin FC back in 2002 and now that he has finally tasted the champagne of victory, he wants more such moments before he decides to call time on his career and hang up his boots.

According to Monye, he and his team mates had always known that success was going to come at some point in time, the question was when. He also cited Matt Hopper, who was playing in the playoffs of the Championship last year and now, has a Premiership medal around his neck and although he has had to wait a long time for success, it is worth it.

According to Ugo, this is the first major trophy for the club. Although the Amlin Cup victory of Harlequin FC was important, it was more of a springboard toward greater success than a success in itself and the cub will now aim for the Heineken Cup.