When asked about what he misses the most about the outside world, Vin Tang (LB, 22) just wants to take the field for a game of oztag again. More than that, he’d do anything to give his teammates a manly yet bromantic glute tap for all the effort they put in week in week out.
A glute tap is a common way for adult males participating in team sports to show their appreciation for one another’s efforts on the field. It is an encouraging, non-sexual tap on the behind of teammates to say “Good work.”
“At first I thought it was gay!” Says Vin over Zoom.
“But then I eventually came to realise it’s more than just touching each other’s bums.”
Vin was first recruited for oztag as a fill in for his mates team but his explosive pace on the wing and unrelenting shit talk soon earned him a spot as a regular.
Since then Vin has gone on to help his team through a division 5 title and initiate 3 punch ons.
“Glute tapping the boys is about comradery, sticking together! Letting each other know ‘I got you bro.” Vin explains.
After a few moments of uncomfortable silence, Vin re-emphasises his main point.
“I swear it’s not gay.”