The College Merthyr Tydfil students excel at Welsh Colleges Football Trials


Two students from the College Merthyr Tydfil have been selected for the Welsh Colleges’ Football Squad after participating in the trials last week.
BTEC level 3 Sport students Chloe Lloyd and Maria Martins were successful in gaining a place in the squad after displaying their excellent footballing skills in the trial games. In addition two other college students, Lisa Owen and Jess Osborne were successful in gaining a place in the stand-by squad.

 “Our students performed extremely well against a competitive team of women,” said Sarah Kerrigan, Head of Sport at The College Merthyr Tydfil”

 “They demonstrated their excellent football skills and positive team ethic by playing so well in such a competitive trial.”

The successful students will not only represent the college, but also the Welsh College’s Sport regional team playing in the British Colleges League against a range of national and international teams, including Australia, England and Scotland and culminating in the British Colleges Championships in Loughborough in April 2014.  

The College Merthyr Tydfil has a growing reputation for sporting success, with all of the sporting teams currently performing well in the Welsh Colleges cup.    
In addition, a number of students have also recently excelled at individual sporting activities. 

Rhiannon Griffiths, currently a second year student on the BTEC Level 3 Sport, has been selected as the goalkeeper for the Welsh Water Polo team. Rhiannon, who has played water polo for a number of years, is also tipped to be selected for the Welsh team who will compete in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. 

Jordan Cleaver, second year student on the BTEC Level 3 Sport, has also represented Wales in the Karate World and European Championships which have been held over the last two months. 

Sarah Kerrigan added: “The College Merthyr Tydfil has invested significantly in the sports facilities and equipment to provide the best possible team and individual environment to support and enhance our students’ abilities and give them the edge to compete at a local, national and international level. Our successes to date show that this investment is starting to pay off. We are really proud of all of the students’ achievements to date”

Picture: The brand new Sports Hall at The College Merthyr Tydfil 


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