This term, we took a (virtual) family stroll down Dragon Lane with cricketer George Munsey (OD 2006) and his father Tony Munsey (OD 1973). We asked both generations of Dragon the same questions and enjoyed reading their different memories of their time at the School.
A Walk Down Dragon Lane with
George Munsey (OD 2006) and Tony Munsey (OD 1973)
My time at the Dragon School in three words
George: Best of times
Tony: Amazing learning experience
When I grew up, I wanted to be
George: Professional Golfer (I had one word right at least!)
Tony: Ironically, a merchant banker. But that quickly changed
The superpower I wish I had
Tony: Ability to fly — eternal life might be a bit trickier!
Eggy or marble runs?
My inspiration growing up
George: My Dad early on with golf and cricket. Then watching England play cricket on TV— in particular, Marcus Trescothick and Matthew Hayden.
Tony: As a sportsman at the Dragon, PJW, Splash, Boggy, Dougie Darl and Pully
At the top of my bucket list
George: Racing a Formula 1 car or flying a jet
Tony: Cycling the top 100 cycling climbs in the UK, France, Spain and Italy over the next few years
My most memorable moment at the Dragon
George: Most of my time outside playing sports
Tony: The best time as a Dragon is the period after Common Entrance, 3 or 4 weeks of absolute playtime bliss. I caught chicken pox off Mark Mallalieu, who wasn’t even at the Dragon, during Common Entrance and missed two of the best four weeks of my Dragon time
My biggest achievement
George: T20I Hundred for Scotland
Tony: Apart from my kids, staying healthy up to this point
Advice I would give to my younger self
George: Stop thinking and start doing
Tony: Realistic expectation is fine. Perfection doesn’t exist
What’s next for George and Tony?
George: I’m hopeful that we are coming to an end of lockdowns for a while. I cant wait to get back out on the pitch and score some runs. Scotland has a busy few years ahead, and I can’t wait to see where we can get to. Hopefully, there will be a few T20 tournaments to be involved with, because they are so much fun. You get to meet and play with the best in the world and really challenge yourself against them.
Tony: Make time to relax and travel
Would you like to take a ‘walk down Dragon Lane’? Please get in touch with the Development team; we’d love to hear from you.