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Football: James praised for efforts during first year with Llandudno Academy

Football: James praised for efforts during first year with Llandudno Academy

An aspiring young footballer has been making a name for himself in his debut season at a regional Academy.

James Davies, a Year 3 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has been part of the Llandudno FC U8 side and has contributed significantly to another outstanding campaign from the group.

The eight-year-old has been a constant presence within the squad, who played 16 games and lost just two, both to Connah’s Quay Academy.

Clive Rushton, Academy Director at Llandudno, said: “The boys had shown great promise in their first season at the academy and we are looking forward to coaching the boys again next season.”

James will continue his development over the summer months at a series of junior club tournaments to ensure he is in good form when Academy training sessions resume in August, and he has also been part of another Llandudno U8 side since the age of six.

Mother Victoria Davies praised the Prep School for offering him a wealth of opportunities to try different sports, where he is currently thriving in areas such as Rugby and Athletics.

The pupil won the Year 3 Cross-Country title in December and was selected to compete at a Year 6 event at St Mary’s Stonyhurst despite his tender age.

Academy coach Darren Seager, added: “I am delighted with the continued strength and performance shown by all of the boys and James has enjoyed his time with both teams immensely. 

“Training twice weekly with the club and Academy teams and playing matches sometimes twice at weekends as well travelling as far away as Connah Quay and Caernarfon is a big ask, but one they are thriving under.”

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