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Hockey: Josh Thomas gains second national title with Colwyn Bay U18 side

Hockey: Josh Thomas gains second national title with Colwyn Bay U18 side

A shot stopping hockey sensation secured his second national championship of the season at a recent event.

Josh Thomas, a Year 11 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was part of the Colwyn Bay U18 side that retained their Welsh National Clubs’ title after another virtuoso display from the talented squad.

The goalkeeper pulled off a number of fine saves throughout their 3-2 victory over Swansea Hockey Club, earning the North Wales side the Welsh crown.

This success comes on the back of Thomas’ efforts with Rydal Penrhos U16 side, who made it back-to-back National Schools’ Championships, which brings the keeper’s tally to four Welsh titles in two seasons.

The 16-year-old, who is currently sitting his GCSE examinations, is expected to be part of the Hockey Wales squad alongside schoolmate Jacob Heaton-Rue for a series of summer international fixtures.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Josh has enjoyed a remarkable run of success despite still learning the game, and this bodes very well for the pupil, who is very ambitious and possesses an enormous amount of talent.

“The club links we have developed in all areas of sport have been of huge benefit for our sporting stars, with many of them making a name for themselves on the regional and national stage.

“Congratulations go to Josh and all at Colwyn Bay Hockey Club on their wonderful achievement.”

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