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Alex Dunbar

Course: HNC Agriculture, SRUC Ayr
Graduated: 2008

SRUC alumnus Alex Dunbar is jet-setting his way around the world on an impressive and fast-rising rugby career which, since signing with the Glasgow Warriors in 2009, has taken him to the top of the profession.

Alex DunbarAlex completed an HNC Agriculture at SRUC's Ayr Campus in 2008, having always had a great passion for farming.  While studying at Ayr he found great encouragement from his lecturers, in particular Gordon Soane, his Advisor of Study. Gordon covered the mechanical side of Alex’s course and was an excellent teacher and mentor. Through his studies Alex was encouraged by friends to take part in social rugby games and proved to be a natural, “Ayr had a good rugby scene, so it was easy to get involved with College teams,” he said.

Alex also gives credit to the Annan Rugby Club, which helped build and shape his rugby career.  Great coaching enabled Alex to reach the Dumfries and Galloway squad and then move into age group rugby at Glasgow and the Scottish National Academy. Alex was picked up by the Glasgow Warriors as one of their centre players after showing significant talent and determination.

Alex’s greatest achievement to date is winning his first cap for Scotland, after getting into the sport relatively late in comparison to most professional rugby players.

Despite his busy schedule, Alex still finds time to act as an ambassador for RSABI, a charity which aid people working with the land who have suffered injury or illness and fallen on hardship. Alex works with RSABI to promote and develop its work to a wider audience.

Added: July 2015

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