Looking back, Nick David reckons that his parents Gill and Don had to channel his hyperactivity as a toddler into something more positive. Stratford-upon-Avon RFC came up with the answer and they took him down to Pearcecroft when he was seven. That inspired idea has since led him to Worcester Warriors and he has since completed A-level studies at Warwick School in French, Spanish and biology.
Born at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, he has been with the Warriors since the age of 14, made his England U18 debut against Wales at Ebbw Vale last March and scored his first try against South Africa in August. He has also played for the national U16, U17 and U19 teams and recovered from two serious injuries in successive seasons while in the younger age groups.
Older brother Marc played at first-team level for Warwick School before recurring shoulder dislocations prevented him from playing while younger brother Chris was alongside Nick when the school won the NatWest U18 Cup.
Their dad Don, who is Canadian, is an excellent skier and was a ski patroller in the Rockies in his earlier years. He taught the three brothers and sister Steph to ski from the age of 14. In his leisure hours, Nick plays croquet and table tennis and enjoys watching extreme sports such as freestyle ski-ing and skateboarding. He supports Manchester United, loves roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and cites Austria as his holiday hot spot.
Musically, it’s “anything, chilled, techno, hip hop, Seth Troxler, Bob Marley etc” and Run Fatboy Run when it comes to films. Modern Family is his top TV show and Call of Duty and Back in the Day on his computer. He reckons his friends would agree with his self-description of “down to earth”.
5 points - 1T
2017 W(R); SA Tour: F, W(R), SA(R)
Last updated: 30 August 2017