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WRU Youth Board place for Carmarthen pupil

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WRU Youth Board: Llandovery College pupil Cameron Petrie on Tredegar Pitch

LLANDOVERY COLLEGE pupil Cameron Petrie has recently been selected to take his place on the inaugural 15 person Welsh Rugby Union Youth Board. 

The standard of applications from across Wales was high and for the selection process, Cameron had to submit a two-minute video outlining his views on Welsh rugby for 16 to 21 year olds and specifically the increasing trend for players in this age bracket to leave the sport.

Cameron, who is from Carmarthen, has been a pupil at Llandovery College for six years and during that time his passion and enthusiasm for the sport has deepened. He was fortunate to rub shoulders with and be inspired by George North during his time at the College; he was also a member of the College’s Under 15’s Team that toured Ireland, played for the 2nd XV in Year 11 and now plays on the wing for the College’s 1st XV.

Cameron praised the College’s coaching team led by Mr Iestyn Thomas, the sports facilities and the opportunities the College afforded players to compete not only against teams in the UK but to travel overseas for competitions in countries such as Abu Dhabi and China.

Mr Iestyn Thomas, Head of Rugby at Llandovery College said: “For a young man, Cameron is extremely perceptive and understands the politics which often go on behind the scenes. He will be able to express views clearly and concisely. This is a wonderful stepping stone for an intelligent and articulate young man who is passionate about his rugby.”