Meet The Team - Alex Parsonage
Get to know Alex Parsonage. Read his tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare and much more.
Lancaster / Warley Wasps
Did you know?
- Alex started off as a swimmer but found he grew bored with swimming lengths so he gave water polo a try when he was 15.
- While he doesn't get to play much any more, he is a big football fan and supports Wolverhampton Wanderers.
- He is a fully qualified electrician and worked part-time as a handy-man while playing professional water polo in the Netherlands for the past two seasons.
Alex is one of the senior players on the team, having made his debut in 2004 and competed with England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Perth. He is a well-travelled player, having competed for French side Strasbourg before returning to win top goalscorer in the English National League in 2009 with Lancaster. More recently, Alex has been playing professionally in the Dutch National League for UZSC-Utrecht for the past two seasons. Internationally, he has been a regular in European A qualifiers for the past four seasons as well as this year's World League qualification matches. He claims his favourite moment in water polo to date was scoring against Olympic champions Hungary in an exhibition match in Dublin last year.