Alfie Molloy joined Nottingham Rugby this season from
Premiership side London Irish, where he had been part of the club's
academy and enjoyed successful appearances in the London Irish A
Molloy moved to Nottingham to further not just his rugby
ambitions but also his education. He is a 1st year
student at Nottingham Trent University, studying Quantity Surveying
and Commercial and Construction Management.
Molloy had a difficult start to his time at Nottingham suffering
with injuries, but since returning to full fitness and making his
debut against Bristol Rugby at The Memorial Stadium in October,
Molloy has played seven games for the Green and Whites. He has
transitioned well into the 13 position and put in a string of good
performances while forming a good relationship with centre partner
He said, "I've loved my time at Nottingham rugby so far, the
club has been very good to me and I've been very well looked after.
The lads were very welcoming when I joined and there's a great
atmosphere between the boys. I've learnt a lot from the coaching
staff and by training and playing alongside some great players,
which has been very beneficial to me. It's been great to get some
good game time as well since returning from injury at the beginning
"It's definitely been challenging training in a full time
environment when trying to keep up with my University studies. Time
management is the hardest thing when you have a deadline at the
same time as training or matches for example. However, I find it
very rewarding and it also adds a lot of structure to my life and
keeps me busy. After studying for several hours to then be able to
go and train is a good release."
At only 20 years old the future looks bright for Alfie Molloy,
whose aspirations are to play Premiership rugby one day.
He continued, "In the long term, I'd love to help Nottingham
push for promotion, as my ambition is to play top flight rugby in
the Premiership. In the mean time, I plan on learning off all the
coaches and players around me in order to help develop me into the
best player I can possibly be."