The Future is Bright: Alex Wootton (third year academy)
I was born in Macclesfield (my family are from Co Down), a small town outside Manchester, and started playing rugby at the age of seven for my local club. I moved to Sedbergh School at the age of 12 and developed my rugby passion there. After school I joined Northampton Saints academy for the 2012/13 season and then moved over to Limerick to join the Munster Academy in summer 2013. I made my Munster 'A' debut that December and am now in my third year here.
Favourite Munster game:
The Munster v Gloucester 'miracle match' in the Heineken Cup in Thomond Park in 2003 - watching what the side had to do with all the various permutations was incredible.
Most memorable game I have played in:
The third/fourth place play-off game at Eden Park, New Zealand in the Junior World Cup in June 2014. Playing for the Ireland U-20s at the famous venue was just amazing and a dream come true.
I really enjoy playing at Dooradoyle, my home club ground in Garryowen. It's great to always run out in front of your home support. But the nicest pitch and surface I have played on has to be Irish Independent Park in Cork.
Date of Birth: July 7, 1994
Place of Birth: Macclesfield
School: Sedbergh School, Cumbria, UK
International honours: 7 Ireland U-20 caps; 3 Irish Sevens tournaments
Munster honours: Munster U-20, Sevens and 'A'
Other sports played: Soccer, swimming, athletics, fell running.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie