Rydal Penrhos pupil Josh Lynch to compete at prestigious national competition
22nd June 2016

A powerlifting Rydal Penrhos pupil has received an invitation to a prestigious national competition.
Josh Lynch, a Year 7 pupil at the school, will be taking part in the weightlifting event at Gemau Cymru, which will be held at the Sport Wales National Centre on Friday, July 1.
The Welsh record holder will be competing in the Under 15 category despite being only 12.
Gemau Cymru is a National schools multi-sports competition and is regarded as the bilingual signature event for young people in the Welsh sporting calendar with the aim of enhancing the performance pathway of Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic sports. 
The Rydal Penrhos sports scholar will be looking to add to his growing list of accolades at the event, which include victories at the Welsh Schools’ Weightlifting Championships and an Olympic Clubs event in Manchester.
Father Tim Lynch, said: “I think that it will be a valuable experience for Josh and a spring board for advancing further.”
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, added: “This is a huge event for Josh to be a part of and we wish him the best of luck as he tests his skills against some of the best athletes in the country.
“He is a very talented individual in a multitude of sports including rugby and hockey, while he has taken to cricket well this term despite not playing a great deal before this summer.
“Josh is one of many sports scholars from the school that are achieving national success, and this is a tradition we are extremely proud of here at Rydal Penrhos.”



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