Malcolm Alker

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Malcolm Alker
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Personal information
Full name Malcolm Alker
Born (1978-11-04) 4 November 1978 (age 35)
Wigan, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 13 st 8 lb (86 kg)
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–2010 Salford City Reds 290 45 0 1 181
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 Lancashire 1 0 0 0 0
2005 England 2 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Malcolm Alker (born 4 November 1978) is a retired English rugby league footballer who played as a hooker. He spent his entire professional career with Salford City Reds, making over 350 appearances between 1997 and 2010. He also served as the club's captain for many years.

Career[edit]

Born in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Alker started his junior career with Orrell St James before moving to Wigan St Patricks. He joined Salford Reds in May 1997, and made his debut later that year against Sheffield Eagles.[1]

In 2000, Alker captained Salford for the first time at the age of 21 in the absence of regular captain Darren Brown.[2]

Alker played his entire professional rugby league career at Salford. He has represented Lancashire and England.[3]

In August 2010, Alker announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, but would remain at the club in a coaching role.[4]

Malcolm started the 2011 season as assistant coach to Shaun McRae at Salford City Reds but his future at the club hangs in the balance due to being dismissed from a training session in April. The club has not yet clarified reasons for his dismissal.

Testimonial match[edit]

Alker reached his testimonial year with Salford in 2006. His testimonial match took place during the 2007 pre-season against Wigan Warriors, which Wigan won 20–15.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2001). 100 Greats: Salford Rugby League Club. Stroud: Tempus. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7524-2196-4. 
  2. ^ "The Story So Far". Salford Red Devils. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Salford City Reds' Malcolm Alker takes coaching role". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Aussie rule". Wigan Today. Johnston Press. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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