Josh Lynch to represent Wales at Celtic Weightlifting Championships
3rd November 2016

A weightlifting star at Rydal Penrhos will represent his country for the first time this weekend.

Josh Lynch, a Year 8 pupil at the school, has been selected to the Wales squad for this year’s Celtic Championships, which will be held in Bangor on Saturday, November 5.

The 12-year-old sports scholar will go head-to-head with athletes from Scotland and Ireland in his debut bow for his country, and will compete in the under 15’s category despite his young age.

Just two males have been selected based on their Sinclair scores from recent events.

It has been a memorable few months for the pupil, who was recently selected to the prestigious Sale Sharks Rugby Academy after impressing at a trial.

He also holds national weightlifting records and is Welsh Schools’ Champion, and he trains at NW1 Strength and Conditioning in Llandudno.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is fantastic news for Josh and he is thoroughly deserving of his first national selection.

“He has an enormous amount of talent in a number of areas, and Josh works incredibly hard to improve, which has brought with it huge rewards of late.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is very proud of him and we all wish Josh the very best of luck as part of the Wales squad this weekend.”


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  • Rydal Penrhos pupil Josh Lynch will represent Wales at the Celtic Weightlifting Championships this weekend.
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