Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 7th Jan 1999
Birthplace – Truro
Position – Wing/full-back
Honours – Cornwall U15/16s
Alexander, known as ‘AJ’, is a young Cornishman who was educated at Newquay Tretherras School.
Taking up the game aged six, he played for Perranporth from Mini to Junior level, where he appreciated the support given him by his coach Shane Tellam and his dad Steve.
Attending Truro College, a great experience was competing in their team at the Japan World Sanix Tournament in 2016. Marek Churcher helped with his development both at college and during time at Exeter Chiefs, when he served an apprenticeship.
A highlight when representing Exeter Chiefs under 18s was making his debut for them against Bristol in the ‘A’ League in December 2016, whilst he made his debut for the Cornish Pirates against the Chiefs in a pre-season match played at Sandy Park in 2017.
AJ is an exciting prospect who in his first three seasons with the Pirates has made 37 appearances, besides in the first two years enjoying regular game time developing at Redruth. He certainly took his chances for the Pirates nearing the end of the 2018/19 season, when looking quite at home he scored three tries in the Championship. Also, of no surprise, at the end of season Dinner-Awards evening he was presented with the club’s ‘Most Improved Player’ trophy.
No nickname, just AJ
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
What training drill do you dread the most?
AST Fitness Test
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Jake Clemson - to understand how someone has such terrible taste in clothes
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
Not a big fan of football
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?