Alex Aurrichio Wiki – Alex Aurrichio Bio
Alex Aurrichio, an American ruckman who moved to Australia to pursue his AFL dream, died in a cycling accident in the Northern Territory. Former VFL footballer Alexander Aurrichio tragically died in a fatal accident in the Northern Territory on Monday.
Alex Aurrichio Born in the United States, Aurrichio moved to Australia in 2014. The talented ruckman played for the Northern Blues in the VFL for two seasons before joining South Adelaide Football Club in 2017.
Alex Aurrichio Age
Alex Aurrichio Born in the United States. He died at the age of 30.
Alex Aurrichio Career
Aurrichio joined Southport at the start of 2019. He was due to soon return to the Gold Coast to play footy and work in construction.
After making his SANFL debut against Glenelg, Aurrichio played eight games for the Panthers, scoring five goals. He also represented the Southport Sharks in NEAFL before migrating to the Northern Territory last year. Aurrichio spoke to AFL.com.au in 2015 about his aspirations in sports.
“I want to be a professional athlete. So I want to do whatever it takes while I can to make it happen, even if that means coming halfway across the world,” Aurrichio said.
“I was holding out for a rookie spot, but if they gotta see me play then they gotta see me play.
“It’s going to be more challenging, but nothing worth fighting for is easy.
“Everyone’s against me right now. No one thinks I can do it and that’s what’s driving me – the doubters.
“It’s not going to happen overnight, but I believe in myself.”
Alex Aurrichio Death & Cause
Alex Aurrichio died in a cycling accident.
Waratah Football Club released a statement on Tuesday night
“The South Adelaide Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of former player, Alexander Aurrichio, following a bicycle accident in Darwin,” the statement read.
“Our deepest condolences to his parents Lou and Jill Aurrichio and family, current and former teammates, and his many friends during this extremely difficult time.”
Southport Sharks co-captain Andrew Boston said the NEAFL club was “devastated” by the news.
“We are all in a bit of shock at the moment,” Boston said.
We’re devastated to hear of the news of Alex Aurrichio’s passing.
A former Northern Blue, ‘Big Al’ was a popular member and larger-than-life character amongst both the AFL and VFL playing groups the moment he arrived from America. He will be missed.
Vale, Alex. 💙 pic.twitter.com/tw4pf2KJH5
— Carlton FC (at 🏡) (@CarltonFC) June 9, 2020
“We are devastated and struggling a bit. We are going to catch up as a playing group tomorrow at the football club.
“When he first came to the club you could see he was a big man with a strong voice, but everyone gravitated to him. He is a bloke everyone wanted to be around.
“His training standards around the football club. He was the best trainer at our football club, and everyone strived to match how professional he was.
“He was one of the best clubmen at the Southport Sharks. He got around every single player, and everyone came to him for advice.”
Aurrichio spoke to the Gold Coast Bulletinabout his long-awaited debut for the Sharks after spending six months stuck on the sidelines due to injury.
“It was a great day and I was stoked to run out there with the boys,” Aurrichio said.
“I was humbled, the players all got around me and again after I kicked my first goal. I felt like I was really part of the club so I was really grateful.”
Aurrichio also represented the Waratah Football Club in the NTFL, and the club passed on its condolences to his family in the United States.
“Please take some comfort in knowing he was loved by his family spreading across Australia,” the statement said.
“Rooch’s mates at Waratahs Football Club are currently getting together to support each other after the loss of our beloved teammate.
“Rooch came to the club and made an instant impact, with his strong play on the field, and even stronger character off the field, and quickly became a favourite at Waratahs.
“He had recently moved permanently to Darwin and was immersing himself in the lifestyle, taking in all the Territory had to offer including fishing and camping.
“Messages of condolences have been coming from far and wide, and he had clearly touched all who met him, with everyone in disbelief that we have lost such a loveable larrikin.
“Rooch will be remembered fondly and sorely missed.”