Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
It was announced in August 2018 that Tom has signed for the Cornish Pirates. He had previously played for Caldy, contributing to their rise from a National 2 League team to National 2 Champions in 2016/17, and to a successful first season in National 1.
Educated at Sandbach School from the age of 11, in 2010 his successful rugby team beat Norwich School at Twickenham to win the U18 Daily Mail Vase. As for his junior club rugby that was with Sandbach, from under 12s level to 1st XV, whilst he has represented Cheshire through the age groups and played for them in the 2018 Bill Beaumont County Championship.
Tom also spent three years at Cardiff Metropolitan University, combining rugby with education. He played in the BUCS South Premier and the Welsh Championship as well as graduating with a BSc in Sport and Physical Education.
Inspirational coaching has played a large part in Tom’s success, starting initially with Simon Robinson and Joel Unsworth at Sandbach and then Andy Kyriacou and Simon Verbickas at Caldy. However, after looking forward to his move to Cornwall he shortly after made his debut for the Pirates in a pre-season encounter away to Aberavon Wizards.
Sandbach RUFC, Cardiff Met, Caldy RUFC
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Food or Phone - tough call!
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
World Cup Final - with England in it!
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?
Any of the backs - its easier!
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I have a degree!
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?