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Meet The Team - Alex Rutlidge

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Alex Rutlidge

D.O.B.

12.11.1988

Born

Lancaster

Team/Club

City of Manchester /
Lancaster

Position

Centre Back

Coach

Szilveszter Fekete / Ron Winn / Tim Dunsbee

Olympic History

Debut

Did you know?

  • Alex was introduced to water polo by her father who played for Lancaster while younger sister Briony also plays for City of Manchester.
  • As well as being a world class water polo player, she has a degree in Criminology and Social Policy from Manchester University.
  • In her spare time she likes to cook curries and naan breads or settle down in front of the TV and watch American TV series Dexter.

Alex's Career

Having played in the 2005 European Junior Championships, Alex was called up to the senior team in time for the European Championship qualification tournament the following season. She won European Nations Trophy gold in Manchester in 2009 and  has gone on to be a regular at centre back for the British women, playing in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 World League campaigns as well as the 2011 World University Games and the 2012 European Championships.

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