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Rugby: Dan Owen claims Academy honour at RGC Awards

Rugby: Dan Owen claims Academy honour at RGC Awards

A rugby star at Rydal Penrhos has been rewarded for his fine efforts with a prestigious end-of-season award.

Dan Owen, an Upper Sixth pupil at the school, came away with the Academy Player of the Year accolade from RGC’s end of season Presentation Evening, which was held on Friday, May 26.

The 17-year-old has enjoyed a memorable campaign for the Gogs, which has seen him turn out for Mark Jones’ side on a number of occasions during their highly successful first season in the Principality Premiership.

He has also gained recognition for his stellar play on the international stage, winning four Wales U18 caps after impressing officials during the assessment process.

Owen has been a member of the Rydal Penrhos Rugby Academy, which is run in partnership with RGC and the Welsh Rugby Union, something that has produced a plethora of internationals including Efan Jones and Danny Cross.

A host of former pupils have also made a significant contribution to the Gogs’ success this term, which saw them reach the Premier ship Playoffs and win the WRU National Cup for the first time in their history.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Dan has enjoyed an exceptional for school, club and country, and he has a very bright future in the game if he continues to develop at his current rate.

“We have enjoyed an enormous amount of success thanks to our Rugby Academy, and it is great to see so many of our former pupils making a name for themselves for high-profile clubs across the country.”

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