Alex Is Audenshaw’s Ace
Wednesday 13th April 2016 @ 10:01 by Mark Phillip
Denton & Audenshaw Sports

Article by Chris Rose (Head of Rugby):

In the latest of our articles on Audenshaw School’s top sporting talent, we feature newly appointed 1st XV skipper, Alex Meredith, who this week was selected for the Lancashire U17 team to face arch rivals Yorkshire on Sunday April 17th.

Alex joined Audenshaw School in the summer of 2015 from neighbouring West Hill School where he initially learned his rugby.

He first represented the school as an under 12 where his talents were quickly recognised leading to him being awarded the captaincy of the team.

A year later he made the decision to enter club rugby to further his ambitions with Ashton RUFC and was soon grabbing the attention of regional selectors.

Alex was chosen for Manchester District as an U14 and a year later progressed through to county trials and ultimately Lancashire U15 representation.

Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of his junior career came soon after when scouted for Sale Sharks Academy and Meredith was a try scorer on his professional club debut against Leeds Carnegie.

County Honours followed for a third successive year as Alex reached U16, as did his opportunities with Sale Sharks and he was to come close to getting his hands on silverware at club level as his impressive Ashton team reached the plate final of the Lancashire County competition, losing out narrowly 10-5 to Blackburn in the final.

Alex’s efforts were recognised by his club as he claimed the AB prize at the annual presentation evening, this the most prestigious award available within the junior ranks of the club.

In order to take his rugby career further still, Alex made the decision to join Audenshaw School for his sixth form years and immediately impressed for the 1st XV with two tries on his debut against Bolton School, one of which was recently recognised as the best try ever scored on the fields of Audenshaw.

Alex now looks forward to leading the 1st XV in 2016/17 as team captain, just reward for one of the school’s brightest talents in recent years. We wish Alex all the very best for the county campaign that starts this weekend.

UPDATE:

Alex has been selected to represent Lancashire against Yorkshire on Sunday April 17th.

The elusive scrum half has impressed this year for school and club and has gone through three rounds of selection to make it through to the county team.

Meredith will be assisted by his new vice captain, Jack Davies, a former Lancashire player himself.