|Weight||104kg (16st 5lb)|
Playing regular Premiership rugby, appearing at Test level and having a career in medicine is the target of Llandudno-born George Nott, who qualifies for England through his parents. He is studying biology, maths and physical education at the King’s School, Chester, having previous attended Rydal Penrhos Primary School in Colwyn Bay.
George is a member of Sale Sharks Academy, has played for Chester RFC since 2007, is a past club colts’ captain there and has also led Sale Sharks U18. His representative appearances so far have been for Cheshire U15, U16 and U18 and the North U16 and he has played for Chester in National Two North this season. His England U18 debut was against Scotland at Dalziel RFC in March this year and he started two games in the subsequent FIRA/AER European Championship, including the final in which England beat Ireland 30-14 at Wronki, Poland.
He took up the game with Chester, based at Hare Lane, his favourite ground, at the age of 11 and appreciates the support that Peter Craven, an age group coach there, has given him. George said: “He was my first coach and continues to back me. David Wilks, the Sale Sharks Academy coach, has developed me as a player since U15 level and Nic Corrigan, the Chester director of rugby, has helped me to make the transition to senior rugby with the club’s first team.”
Five Cheshire Cup titles are on his CV as well as playing football for the Independent Schools Football Association at U14, U15 and U16 levels, along with Chester & District Football Association’s U14 and U15 teams. George also does volunteer work – coaching Connahs Quay Tigers Specials, a disabled football team.
His best memory is playing in an Aviva A League semi-final for Sale Jets at the Recreation Ground, Bath in front of 6,000 spectators. He began his England U18 career by figuring in matches against Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers, having taken up the game when 11 as a wing and also played in the back row.
George admires Wales centre Jamie Roberts for his determination to complete a medical degree and become a doctor while playing at professional level. Jonny Wilkinson is on his list, too, for his “general attitude to the game” and so is Lawrence Dallaglio for being “a great motivator”. Muhammad Ali has also been “an amazing and inspiring athlete”.
U18 International Record
2014 S FIRA/AER – W, I
Last updated: May 21, 2014