England U18 lock Cameron Jordan may have once been one of the youngest qualified ski instructors in the country but it is rugby that is now seeing him reach elite level in sport.
Cameron was born in Leicester in 1999 and attended Church Langton Primary School whilst at the same time getting his first taste of rugby at Market Harborough RFC U6s.
His father, Brian, was once a Northampton Saints player so the young second row always had family inspiration to take up the sport, and grew up idolising players such as Martin Johnson, Brodie Retallick and Eben Etzebeth.
The 6ft 5in lock’s mother, Rosie, was also supportive and facilitated Cameron playing for Market Harborough up until U15 level, a club with which he won seven Leicestershire County Cups.
He also experienced playing at Twickenham with Oakham School in 2015, appearing in the Daily Mail Schools Cup Final at U15s level.
As well as learning his trade from his dad, Cameron counts Troy Thacker as one of his biggest coaching influences from the time they worked together at Leicestershire U16s.
The young second row went on to join the Leicester Tigers academy and made his debut in January 2017, before going on to captain Tigers U18s in 2018.
Turning out for Leicester’s U18s side was the moment when Cameron realised he could play rugby on a full-time basis and he counts making his senior club debut, against Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in February 2018, as one of his proudest moments.
Away from rugby Cameron has studied A Levels at Oakham School and supports football team Leicester City.
Last updated: March 5 2018