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Belfast students welcomed to South Wales

Belfast students welcomed to South Wales

Deputy Mayor Cllr John Watts is pictured with the young visitors from Belfast

Students and staff from Methodist College Belfast had a warm welcome to Rhondda Cynon Taf when they visited on a recent rugby tour.
The young rugby players were welcomed officially to Rhondda Cynon Taf by Deputy Mayor Cllr John Watts.

The touring side was made up of 50 pupils of two teams from Year 7 (under 12) and Year 8 (under 13) accompanied by senior coach, David Wells and four staff.

Methodist College Belfast is a grammar school with around 2,000 pupils aged 11 to 18 and a preparation school of 500 pupils aged between four to seven years.

During the pupils’ visit they took part in various activities, were guests of Pontypridd RFC and enjoyed a conducted tour of the Millennium Stadium.

Cllr Watts welcomed pupils and teachers to the Mayor’s parlour in Pontypridd.

Also in attendance were Chris Jones, Head of Coaching, Rhondda Schools, and four members of this year’s under 15 Dewar Shield squad.

Cllr Watts said: “It was a pleasure to welcome these young sportspeople to the county borough. The Belfast side played games against local teams, and impressed everyone with their skill on the field and their exemplary behaviour off the field.”

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