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Williams: Family Time A Blessing

Winger trying to make the most of lockdown

17 April 2020

Ryan Williams
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

The current lockdown was ordered by the government in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

And the vast majority understand that certain limits to our freedoms are a necessary evil in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

While obviously not the most pressing concern, it has also ensured a halt to the 2019/20 football season.

But Ryan Williams is determined to make the most of this extended stay at home and has enjoyed being around his loved ones more.

The Australian winger said: “It’s been a really good opportunity to spend time with my family, especially my fiancée and one-year-old son.

“We’ve been doing loads of stuff together, including going on walks and riding our bikes, especially when the weather was so nice.

“It’s a strange – and dangerous – time we’re living in, but the silver lining is being with them a lot more.

"It’s been a really good opportunity to spend time with my family, especially my fiancée and one-year-old son."

Ryan Williams

“I’ve done some runs through the woods and have got weights in the garage, so I can do workouts with them.

“There have also been games of badminton in the garden with the missus – she tells me she’s the better player.

“Once my son goes to sleep, we put something on to watch – at the moment it’s Ozark, while I think everyone’s checking out Tiger King.”

Williams understands why the current government guidelines are in place and is making sure to follow them.

He said: “I’ve been wearing gloves to Sainsbury’s and you do feel like a bit of an idiot when you’re walking around.

“It’s not so much about protecting me, but those people who are most vulnerable, like the elderly.

“A few of our boys tested positive and weren’t feeling ill, so you’ve got to be really careful about spreading the virus.”


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