Tim Hornibrook

Highly Trained Executive

About Tim Hornibrook

A highly trained business executive, Tim Hornibrook began his studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney before transferring to Tulane University in New Orleans after receiving a scholarship to play American Football at Tulane. He graduated from Tulane with a bachelor of arts in psychology with cum laude honors. Following this, he began academic work at the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he earned a master of business administration. During this time, Tim also played rugby union and football, both professionally and as an amateur in Australia and Japan.

Post his football career, he undertook further study at Deakin University in Melbourne, where he received a diploma of financial planning.

Comparing American Football and Rugby

Sydney, Australia native Tim Hornibrook is an avid sports fan. While attending the University of New South Wales, Tim Hornibrook played rugby at the national level before attending Tulane University in the United States on a football scholarship.

While American football has long stood as the nation’s most popular sport, many U.S. sports fans and athletes know little about rugby, a global sport with a number of similarities. While rugby can be compared to soccer and basketball through the constant running and transitional offense and defense, respectively, the physical contact involved instantly brings football to mind. Rugby, like football, is played on a rectangular field with goal posts on either end. In both sports, teams score by either running the ball across the goal line or kicking the ball through the goal posts.

Of course, there are several differences between the sports as well. Football teams field 11 players at a time, compared to 15 for rugby. Like soccer, the game clock in a rugby match runs constantly outside of a stoppage for serious injury, with a contest being played for a total of 40 minutes, split into two halves. Football, on the other hand, features a number of timeouts and other clock stoppages. For this reason, it can be difficult to anticipate the length of a football game, despite the contest being divided neatly into four 15-minute quarters of playing time.