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Football: Iestyn appointed First XI captain

Football: Iestyn appointed First XI captain

A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been given a role of responsibility ahead of a busy series of football fixtures throughout the school season.

Iestyn Williams, a Year 13 pupil at the school, has been appointed as the school’s First XI football captain for the current campaign.

The talented midfielder demonstrated superb leadership during a series of coaching sessions prior to the festive break under the watchful eye of teacher Darren Baker, and he will be looking to make his presence felt

Iestyn has progressed his game considerably both at the school and at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West side Colwyn Bay, where he has been part of their youth set-up for a number of years.

This excellent run of results saw Iestyn secure the Parents’ Player of the Year Award for his efforts with the Seagulls’ U15 side in 2017.

The new skipper made an encouraging start to life in the role, scoring a fine effort in their opening fixture at Stonyhurst College.

Mr Baker, said: “Iestyn possesses a great deal of quality but is also a very good communicator on and off the field, so he is sure to thrive in his role as captain this season.

“He is a massive influence on the squad, who are still relatively inexperienced in a competitive environment, so having someone like Iestyn to look to for motivation and advice is going to do a considerable amount of good.”

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