“I see my biggest way to help is to show the guys how to compete and work their hardest, by leading by an example” – says Fellonte Misher. The American player has just joined Wieliczka Dragon in Poland a few days ago.
How long did it take and how was your travel to Poland?
My travel to Poland took 24 hours. I bus from DC to New York, from where I flew out of JFK airport – six hours to Oslo, Norway. Layover there was six hours. Then, another 2-hour flight to Krakow. So, it was a pretty long travel day, but not bad.
What are your first impressions from Krakow and Wieliczka?
As I traveled to Wieliczka for my first practice, we drove through Krakow where I saw the Ferris Wheel and the Wawel Castle. It was very beautiful. These are my first days, so I know there is much more to see but so far, it’s beautiful.
How do you assess and what are your impressions from the first pieces of training with the team, meeting with the Coaches, etc.?
Coaches are very well-organized! They have laid a very strong foundation for the team to build on. I know some of the guys are new to the sports. I see my biggest way to help is to show the guys how to compete and work their hardest, by leading by an example. I will share a different coaching pointer where I see fit. I feel for right now my biggest way to help is to be a great example of hard work and competing hard.
Have you been preparing particularly during the last months?
In the last months, I’ve been training on my own, on the field and in the gym. So, it was very fun to be out in the field with other players again.
Did you search for some information about the Club, American football and the city? Did something surprise you?
As far as American football in Poland, I have followed a lot of the teams on Instagram – both the 1st and 2nd division. I also learned the QB of the Panthers Wroclaw who played with Coach Brett in Italy when I played against him. I thought that was “so cool”. It’s a small world. I’ve seen the old town area one hundred times on the internet, so I can’t wait to finally visit it at some point.
Interview by Damian Juszczyk
Wieliczka Dragons Press Office