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Jack Alexander


About Jack

1. How long have you been doing Water Polo?

I started Water Polo, having never played before, in my first year after being recruited from the swimming side of the club.

2. What drew you to the Sport?

I've always swam competitively but I fancied a change at university. Water Polo is also a team sport and everyone is really supportive and fun to play with. We also have a lot of competitive fixtures against other Universities and local teams.

3. What does Team Warwick mean to you?

Team Warwick brings clubs from all across the University together under one banner and emphasises the collegiate nature of sports at warwick and how much it means to the university.

4. Can you tell us what you appreciate most about being part of Team Warwick Performance?

We receive a weekly strength and conditioning session from Warwick Sport, which is great for our teams, both the men and women benefit massively from this land based training. Also, our teams play at a high level and this status reflects how seriously we take training and competing.

5. You’ve competed in Varsity before - What was the highlight of your Varsity games last year?

Coventry haven't entered a team, so we'll take the walk over here.

6. Do you have any pre-game/ competition rituals?

Our Water Polo team has one member who is known as 'TJ' throughout the club. This person changes each year and is always a fresher. At the beginning of a competitive match, the whole team huddles around TJ (or an ex-TJ), places their hand on his head and shouts 'Go Warwick' after a brief countdown, proceeding to plunge our beloved TJ under water.

Away matches always feature 'Fresher ents' and many other fun activities. Also, each year, we develop a song with our coach, Charlie, which is sung at fixtures to intimidate opposition and show off our beautiful singing voices.