A rugby league star and sports scholar has been making his presence felt for the national side in a prestigious competition.
Will Lynch, a Lower Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was selected to the Wales U19 side that travelled to Serbia this week to compete at the high-profile European Championships.
The 17-year-old has turned in a series of exceptional displays throughout the tournament to date, and crossed the white wash in Wales’ emphatic 90-0 victory over Ukraine, and he was also on the scoresheet in their narrow loss to Serbia.
This ensured qualification to the semi-finals against rivals England, and Will also performed well for a Welsh side that fell to a 48-4 loss.
They will now take part in a third and fourth-place playoff on Sunday as they look to mark an eye-catching tournament with a podium finish.
The boarding pupil is another shining example of the exceptional progress made by Rydal Penrhos’ thriving sports scholarship programme, which has gone from strength-to-strength under the leadership of Director of Sport Allen Boyd in recent years, achieving a wealth of regional, national and international success.
Mr Boyd, said: “Will has a highly talented individual who has developed significantly since joining Rydal Penrhos, and it is fantastic to see him earning national experience and performing really well against some of the top young talent from across the continent.
“This should rightfully give Will a great deal of confidence heading to his final year with us, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled with his efforts.”