Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 20th Aug 1992
Birthplace – Ballymena
Position – Centre
As the Cornish Pirates continued to strengthen their squad for the 2018-19 season, it was announced in April 2018 that centre Callum was joining from Ulster on a one-year contract.
Ballymena-born, he was educated at Ballymena Academy and then attended Harpers Adams University in Shropshire, when he played for Newport Salop and Shropshire.
Also, a Ballymena player, and one with a great work ethic, after finishing University Callum worked in agriculture for two years, played for Ulster A and was then rewarded in 2016 with a place in Ulster senior squad.
Besides rugby, Callum has represented Ulster and Ireland at youth level in tennis, and as a keen golfer is a member of Royal Portrush Golf Club.
Before his arrival, Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Gavin Cattle was looking forward to working with Callum, commenting that he had impressed when playing for Ulster A against the Pirates in the British & Irish Cup.
After making 27 appearances in his first season with the Cornish Pirates, he followed up with 19 more in 2019/20, besides being voted the club’s ‘Player of the Year’ and being selected in The Rugby Paper’s Championship ‘Dream XV’. Unfortunately, however, a knee injury then suffered at the start of the 2020/21 proved a blow when his only appearance was in a pre-season friendly against Jersey Reds, that took his games tally for the club to 47.
Ulster Rugby, Ballymena RFC
Tom Duncan & Alex Day
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Passport & Tom Duncan
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
British Open at Royal Portrush 2019
What training drill do you dread the most?
Down ups with shuttles
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Tom Duncan - a Cornish legend and all round great bloke
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
Played tennis for Ulster and Ireland at U12's
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Run a bar in Truro with Tom Duncan