Originally from Loughborough, Felix Martin came through the DPP at Stoneygate to join the Tigers academy in 2019.
He played rugby and hockey at Loughborough Grammar School – as well as football for Sileby Town – but says the physicality of rugby makes it his chosen sport.
An inside centre who has also played in the forwards, Felix says he has “a lot to learn” from former Tigers back Matt Smith, who takes on the role of academy head coach in 2019.
Felix will also link up with Matt’s father, club legend Ian ‘Dosser’ Smith, when he starts his studies at Oakham School later this year.
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Probably something generic, like Muhammad Ali – just because he has such a legacy.
What is your favourite track to train to in the gym?
A bit of Eminem, something to get me pumped up.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I’d quite like the ability to fly actually – just to get places quicker!