Lower Sixth student, Alex has joined the ranks of Great British gold medal winners, picking up the top trump for the GB U16 Football Team at last summer’s Maccabiah Games.
Dubbed the “Jewish Olympics”, the Games, which took place in Israel, are one of the largest sporting events in the world. As Goalkeeper, Alex had no mean feat on his hands, defending the GB goal against the national Israeli side in a tense Final, which concluded with victory for Great Britain after a penalty shoot-out.
Alex said: “Being at the Games was very exciting, although at the time I was so nervous that I didn’t really appreciate how brilliant it was!
“I had to go through two tough trials to get onto the national side and it was all taken very seriously. There was a curfew every night at the event and we had to do some intense training.”
Alex also plays in goal for South Manchester, Cheadle’s First XI Team.