|Weight||118kg (18st 8lb)|
Gloucester-born Jack Spencer first played for Widden Old Boys in his home city from the age of six to 15 before joining Longlevens in 2011 along the way to studying history, physical education and geography A-levels at Hartpury College where he in his second and final year.
He is the son of former Gloucester flanker David ‘Spanner’ Spencer, who was involved at Kingsholm as player and coach from 1983-1995 and appeared for Gloucestershire.
Jack was previously educated at Beech Green Primary School in Quedgeley and Marling Grammar School in Stroud and he is now a member of the Gloucester Academy. He initially played as a hooker before switching to tight head prop at the age of 15 and his most memorable experience was winning the AASE League last year with Hartpury at Allianz Park.
He represented Gloucestershire U16 and U18, the South-West U18 side and has an impressive series of mentors. They are Andrew Wilson and Mark Nicholson at Marling, Alan Martinovic and Sean Marsden, Wayne Thompson and Mark Cornwell at Hartpury, together with Peter Buxton and Simon Lane at the Gloucester Academy.
His aims are to play professionally for the Cherry & Whites, appear for England and gain a degree in history or physical education. Already, he has won trophies with Marling, Widden, Longlevens and Hartpury and toured Japan with the college last year. His brother Thomas is a recent founder member of Hardwicke & Quedgeley, who are now in Gloucester Three in the RFU League system.
The players he most admires are three props, Phil Vickery, Alex Corbisiero and Cian Healy, together with Jonny Wilkinson and he brackets together Kingsholm and Twickenham as his top grounds. Jack said: “I’ve always trained hard and enjoyed my rugby from an early age. I understand that you only get out what you have put into it.
“I’m determined to continue working hard, developing and progressing strength and skill levels and to improve and achieve. I feel privileged to be selected in a squad of players to represent my country.”
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Last updated: April 04, 2014