Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
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.
Attending Truro College, he competed in their team at the Japan World Sanix Tournament in 2016, which inevitably provided a great experience. Marek Churcher helped with his development both at college and during time at Exeter Chiefs with whom AJ is serving an apprenticeship.
Besides having represented Exeter Chiefs under 18s, a playing highlight was in December, 2016, when he made his debut for them against Bristol in the ‘A’ League. As for his debut for the Cornish Pirates, that was against the Chiefs in a pre-season match played at Sandy Park in August.
Having earlier mentioned help given by two individuals, AJ has also greatly appreciated the support given him by his dad Steve.
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?
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Matt Evans - to say I have played for my country and the fact he's a really nice guy
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I met and have been coached by Johnny Wilkinson. Also, my names not AJ!
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?