A Preparatory School rugby star has been handed a leadership role ahead of a busy series of fixtures this term.
Max Cowen-Wright, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was appointed Vice-Captain by Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod for the upcoming season and received the honour at the school’s weekly Celebration Assembly on Friday, January 19.
The 11-year-old has made a huge impact at the school since his arrival in September, and he promises to play a significant role in Rydal Penrhos’ defence of the Cooper Cup against Colwyn Bay in the coming weeks.
The Mold Rugby Club product has been in sensational form for both his local side during the campaign and recently scored five tries against two sides from Caldy on Merseyside.
Rydal Penrhos U11 side made a highly encouraging start to the season with a pair of convincing victories over Abbeygate College last week, which began with a polished team performance and an 8-0 success.
They followed this up with an even better showing, with James Mann and Matthew Johnson both putting in exceptional efforts in their 10-0 victory.
Mr McLeod, said: “Max has fitted in seamlessly since he joined us at Rydal Penrhos, and I am confident he is going to bring a great deal to the role of vice-captain.
“He is very hard-working and possesses an enormous amount of talent, and hopefully this will be another confidence boost for a player that could go on to great things in the future.”