St Davids College

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Owain Evans Invited to Train with Wales U20 Rugby Squad

Published: 14.12.2021 ( 2 years ago )

St David’s College is proud to reveal that one of our exceptionally talented young rugby stars has been training with the Wales Under-20 squad. Owain has also been selected for the squad to play against Scotland Development.

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It’s a fantastic achievement as Owain at 18 is training a year ahead of his age group.

If he impresses the coaches at the WRU training academy at the Vale of Glamorgan, then he could be picked to play for Wales during the forthcoming Six Nations Under-20 Championships.

It would be the first time a St David’s pupil has ever been called to play for Wales, and it would be a dream come true for Owain as he’s always harboured an ambition to play for his country.

Owain plays for RGC (Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) the regional team for the North Wales Rugby Development Region, Llangefni Rugby Club, and is Captain for the 1stXV.

Owain excels academically and joined the school after gaining a raft of A* and A grades in his GCSE’s. He is studying maths, PE, physics and biology A ‘levels and is hoping to further his studies at University.

He joined the school after getting to know our Director of Sport Dan Lycett, who was a forwards coach with RGC.

Mr Lycett is justifiably very proud having watched Owain develop his rugby skills over the past four years.

“Owain is walking on water at the moment. He’s a very intelligent player with the way he manipulates the ball. Wales became interested in him when RGC played the Osprey’s development squad and he ended up scoring three tries against them,” he said.

“He’s fantastic off the pitch excelling academically, the world is very much his oyster.”

Being six-foot-four in height ensures Owain has a commanding presence on the rugby field.

He admits he had a pinch-me moment when he walked into the training grounds in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“It’s not often people get an opportunity likes this,” said Owain.

“I’ve always wanted to play for Wales and this is the next step forward.“

He added: “The support I’ve had from Mr Lycett, Ross, and the rest PE department has been incredible and they’ve really helped develop my game and are always there if I’ve got any questions.

“Mr Lycett is always proactive in furthering my knowledge and understanding of the game, and Ross developed a bespoke training programme for me which was a game-changer really during lockdown.

“I don’t think I would have got this far without them.”

All the staff are hugely proud of Owain’s achievements and wish him all the very best with his training with the Wales under-20’s Squad. Pob lwc Owain!

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