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Matthew becomes first to receive Football colours

Matthew becomes first to receive Football colours

A Sixth Form pupil made history by becoming the first to receive school colours in a specific sport.

Matthew Trumper, a Year 13 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was presented with half colours for his contribution to Football at the recent Sports Awards Dinner from Director of Sport Allen Boyd and special guest Gail Emms.

The 18-year-old, who also held the position of Deputy Head Boy during his final year at the school, has been a huge contributing factor behind the success of the Football team, who produced a number of exceptional performances throughout a season littered with postponements.

A tenacious and skilful midfield playmaker, Matthew has played a significant role throughout the squad over the past three years, and has led a talented group by example both on-and-off the field.

This was recognised by Football coach Mike Farnell, who put him up for the honour at the annual celebration of sporting achievement at the school.

In addition to his efforts with the school side, Matthew has also participated in charity matches that Rydal Penrhos has been involved with in the last year, in addition to being a strong academic with a very bright future.

He was also given special attention by the staff team during the annual Leavers’ clash, which saw Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis tasked with man-marking the star throughout to nullify his threat in their 4-1 triumph.

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