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Talented Hockey star to perform at prestigious tournament
4th October 2016

A talented Hockey star has been rewarded for his excellent form with a call-up to perform at a prestigious tournament.

Josh Thomas, a Year 11 pupil at the school, will be part of the Celtic Dragons side at the England Hockey Futures Cup, which will take place at Oaklands College, St Albans from October 26-29.

The 15-year-old goalkeeper was part of the Rydal Penrhos U16 team that were crowned national champions earlier this year, while the gifted stopper has also turned in a number of eye-catching performances as part of the Colwyn Bay men’s side.

He earned the title Young Player of the Year award with his club last season, and also took plaudits for his efforts during the nationally recognised Gemau Cymru showcase.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Josh has worked immensely hard to improve his game in recent months, something that has brought with it a huge amount of success.

“He is an extremely talented individual who has shown a tremendous work ethic, and these traits will stand him in good stead as he looks to make his mark on the national stage.”

The Futures Cup, which features more than 300 of the most talented players in the UK, is designed to replicate the professional environment of an international hockey tournament.  

Melissa Bennett, the EHB’s National Manager for the Single System, added:

“The Futures Cup provides a fantastic opportunity for young players and officials from across the country to come together following the culmination of the Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) programme over the last few months.

“The participants will experience a hockey tournament in a performance environment with the focus on implementing the core skills developed over their training sessions.”

 

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