Filippo Ariffin Benedetto La Scola

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Rugby
January 19, 2004

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About Athlete

I am half Italian, quarter Chinese and a quarter Indonesian. I have been living in China now for 10 years, and lived in France for 7 years before that. Over my entire academic career, I have attended British and French schools including BEPS, ELP, Dulwich College and NAIS, respectively. Throughout my life, I have always been heavily involved in and have competed competitively in sports such as Football, Tennis, Swimming and Basketball but have always gravitated towards Rugby. My two biggest passions growing up have been playing Rugby and understanding Business; I’ve been practicing them both ever since.

At the age of 7, I went to watch my first Rugby game. That game introduced me to my new passion in life. After that, I started joining clubs and and school teams to pursue my dream to become a rugby player. After moving to China, I started to put in a lot of effort into excelling my rugby skills. Ever since, I’ve attended every training and game unless injured or not available.

My Aim :

I would hope to take the path of a Business Related major. This would include majors such as Marketing, Business Administration and/or Communications. I hope to use the skills and knowledge that I obtain throughout my college career to then apply towards my family’s business.

On the other hand I also want to play rugby at a high level in the USA whilst combined my passion for academics at an prestigious university. I’ve always been told that the American sports system is the most competent and dedicated program available. I am very eager to participate in that culture and train with peers who are just as devoted and passionate towards their sport. The most widely renown aspect of the American college experience is the bond between the students and the university’s school spirit. Having grown up in a British system I never had the opportunity to be involved in such a culture.

Ive always wondered what it felt like to have such a strong sense of belonging towards things other than family. I believe that enrolling myself in the American sports system will give me another family to which I can whole heartedly devote my time and loyalty to.

Teams

Dulwich College 2016-2020
Hairy Crabs 2016-2019
KangQiao Lions 2011-2016
Nais Pudong 2020-2021
Semi Pro Team Dolphins RC Shanghai League 1st Team 2018-2021
Dolphins RC Shanghai League U22 2018-2021
Team Chang Zhou Giants China League 2018-2021

Championships
  • ACAMIS Rugby Varsity Champions 10s 2019 1st place
  • ACAMIS Rugby Varsity Champions 15s 2019 1st place
  • ACAMIS Rugby varsity champions 7s 1st place 2018
  • ACAMIS Rugby Varsity Champions 10s 2018 1st place
  • APAC Rugby Varsity Champions 15s 2019 1st place
  • APAC Rugby Varsity Champions 15s 2018 1st place
  • Singapore Rugby D1 tour 15s Champions 2018
  • Bangkok Rugby D1 tour 15s runner up 2019
  • ACAMIS Rugby under 15s 1st place champions
  • ACAMIS Rugby under 16s 1st place champions
  • APAC Rugby under 15s 1st place champions
  • APAC Rugby under 16s 1st place champions
  • Shanghai Dragon Cup 10s 1st place champions 
  • China Emerald Cup 10s Runner ups

Roles

- Rugby D1 7s Team for Dulwich College (Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby D1 15s Team for Dulwich College (Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby D1 Team 7s for Nord Anglia (Capitan Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby D1 Team 15s for Nord Anglia (Capitan Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby U16 Team (Capitan(Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby Semi Pro Team Dolphins s RC Shanghai League 1st Team (Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby Semi Pro Dolphins RC Shanghai League U22 (Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

- Rugby Semi Pro Team Chang Zhou Giants China League (Outside Center(13) - Inside Center(12) )

Awards, press

  • Man of the Match (19 times over 4 years )
  • End of season 2018-2019 most valuable Player 
  • Full colors in Rugby (Badge/Tie/Blazer) 
  • Most improved 2016-2017 End of Season 
  • Players Player End of season 2017-2018 
Personal Best

Statistics
Bench-Press - 1 Rep-max - 115kg
DeadLift - 1 Rep-max - 205kg
100m Sprint - 12.64 seconds
Vertical - 25 inches

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Education

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Nord Anglia Pudong

Graduation year 2022

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