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Boys' Hockey: Welsh international Josh appointed First XI captain

Boys' Hockey: Welsh international Josh appointed First XI captain

A talented hockey player has been rewarded for his overall influence with prominent leadership positions for the current campaign.

Josh Thomas, a Year 13 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has been appointed captain of the school’s First XI by Head of Hockey Dominic Maguire.

The Welsh international has enjoyed a fantastic career both for Rydal Penrhos and with Colwyn Bay Hockey Club, with Josh playing a pivotal role in the U18 squad securing the National Schools’ Championship last year.

He also achieved a similar national triumph with the Bay side, and he has been a long-standing member of the Hockey Wales set-up and has developed his game significantly in that period.

The gifted shot-stopper is also a Prefect and Wesley House Captain, juggling an enormous amount as he gears up for his A-level examinations later this year.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Josh is a fantastic role model for our aspiring hockey players who want to follow in his footsteps, and this is going to assure his success in his well-deserved appointment as First XI captain for his final season at Rydal Penrhos.

“We have enjoyed a phenomenal amount of notable milestones recorded by our boys’ hockey sides in recent years, and hopefully our U18 and U16 squad members can make a good go of retaining their national titles as the season progresses.”

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