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Boys' Hockey: Welsh youth international Jacob appointed First XI vice-captain

Boys' Hockey: Welsh youth international Jacob appointed First XI vice-captain

A talented Hockey player has been given a role of responsibility as a result of his outstanding overall influence to a senior side at Rydal Penrhos.

Jacob Heaton-Rue, a Year 12 pupil at the school, has been selected as vice-captain of the First XI boys’ hockey side by programme leader Dominic Maguire with immediate effect.

The Welsh youth international will be working closely with newly appointed skipper Josh Thomas ahead of a busy series of fixtures in the coming weeks as they look to continue the school’s phenomenal recent achievements in the sport.

Jacob, who represents Northop Hall Hockey Club outside of his school commitments, has enjoyed a glittering young career to date a regional and national level, and he played a starring role for Rydal Penrhos' U18 and U16 sides in their Welsh Schools’ Championship double last year.

He recently represented North Wales at London’s Olympic Park alongside fellow pupils Tegid Goodman-Jones and Alex Starling at the Indooruk18 Hockey tournament, and he also played a significant part in the success of the Welsh U17 side that competed at the Futures Cup.

The 17-year-old was also one of the youngest ever pupils to receive full colours as a result of his Hockey efforts as a Year 11 pupil at the annual Sports Awards.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Jacob is an enormously talented individual who is working hard on developing all areas of his game, and he has a fantastic ability to motivate others around him.

“This makes him a perfect vice-captain for our First XI, and it is a very exciting time for the programme under the new guidance of Mr Maguire and the hard-working pupils we have here at Rydal Penrhos.”

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