|Weight||81kg (12st 10lb)|
Alex owes England team mate Danielle Waterman a lot of thanks for getting where she is today. She was coached throughout the Hartpury College AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme by the Bristol and England player. She also points to Maggie Alphonsi as a big influence on her. The younger sister of fellow England player, Fran, Alex also says that her favourite player is Jonah Lomu.
Alex is in a third and final year at Roehampton University where she is studying Sports Psychology. She also acts as a PA for children with disabilities. The Richmond back row, who started life at inside centre, was educated at Watchetts Junior School and Kings International College, both in Camberley. She took her A-levels in PE, Psychology and Biology at the aforementioned Hartpury College.
Alex is someone who obviously understands the importance of mind and body in sport these days. She began her own life as a rugby player with Camberley RFC from 1997-2007 and spent a year with Reading RFC in 2008-09 between two spells with London Irish spanning 2007-08 and 2009-11.
She played seven times for England Under-20s, was London Irish Club Person of the Year in 2011 and Surrey Sportswoman of the Year in 2010. She has captained both London Irish and her county.
Last updated: October 21, 2013