James Pritchard & Alex Woolford Sign For 2017/18
DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that James Pritchard (Coventry) and Alex Woolford (London Scottish) have joined the National 1 squad for 2017-18.
Fullback James, 37, 1.75m (5ft9in), 85kg (13st5lb), was born in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia but made 62 appearances for his adopted country Canada which included playing in four rugby world cups.
He played both league and union in Australia before joining Bedford Blues in 2001. Spells at Plymouth Albion, Perpignan and Northampton Saints followed before re-joining Blues in 2006 where he became the clubs record point scorer with 2,883 in all competitions.
James played several games for Ampthill in 2016 while on loan from Blues recovering from injury. He joins Ampthill as player and backs coach.
“I am looking forward to joining up with the squad at Ampthill, a club with ambition, and working with Paul Turner again.”
Lock Alex, 24, 1.93m (6ft4in), 111kg (17st8lb) joins from London Scottish after having begun last season at London Welsh.
While a member of Northampton Saints Academy he also played for Coventry and Moseley in the Championship. He made 6 appearances for Saints 1stXV.
“I am excited to be joining Ampthill and am looking forward to improving my game under Paul Turner and contributing in any way I can to the club.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome James & Alex to Ampthill, Skippy needs no introduction and offers a wealth of experience as well as reliable goal kicking while Alex brings experience of playing in the Championship and will strengthen our forward pack.”