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Tom Hendrickson – Centre
Tom is one of four gifted young Cornish rugby players who are being given the opportunity to combine study and training as they develop their sporting careers.
Whilst studying for the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Truro College, Tom will be a member of the Exeter Chiefs Academy and is on a long loan to the Pirates.
He has made 39 appearances for the Cornish Pirates in his first two seasons and has been a consistently strong performer
|Year of Birth:||1994|
|Birthplace:||Nelson, New Zealand|
|Weight:||14st 11lbs (94kg)|
|Previous Clubs:||Pirates Youth Section, St. Just, Redruth|
|Honours:||Cornwall under 20s and South West under 20s|
|Debut||Friendly v St. Austell at Launceston 10/8/13|
Like Max Bodilly, Tom attended Newlyn Primary School and Mounts Bay School before moving on to Truro College, where he studied an Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence, and also did the AASE Programme.
Born in New Zealand - with a Kiwi father and Cornish mother from Newlyn - he was five when he came to Cornwall and at age seven began playing for the Pirates minis.
His coaches were Martyn Bodilly and Russell Ahearne whose input helped him develop up to under 16s level
He has also played for St. Just, Redruth and the Exeter Chiefs Academy's under 18s side.
A keen follower of Tom's progress has been his father Pete, who used to own a sports shop in Penzance and played rugby himself back in New Zealand.