Harry Rees Weldon Ebbw Vale Youth Player Selected for Wales U18’s
Harry Rees Weldon a current member of the Ebbw Vale Youth Squad has been selected to play for Wales U18’s in Sundays match v England to be played at St Helens Swansea this coming Sunday
Harry a centre / winger will make his debut on the wing and all at the club are delighted at his selection. Harry has also represented Coleg Gwent and the Dragons Age Group U18’s this season impressing the Welsh Selectors earning selection for a squad that played in Scotland last weekend. He has also earned a Dragons Academy Contract for next season that will see him attached to the Ebbw Vale Senior Squad in season 23/24
Head Coach Jason Strange has had Harry training with the Senior Squad since the beginning of November and has been impressed with Harry’s commitment and improvement during this period
All at the club look forward to seeing Harry representing the Senior Squad in the near future and enjoying his time with Wales U18’s
Harry has made the following comments
Ebbw Vale has given me where I could play rugby, progress my skills and enjoy myself with good mates and support from all involved at the club. Being at Ebbw Vale has allowed me to be seen by the Dragons resulting in Regional Age Grade selection. With this opportunity I was able to play in front of Welsh Selectors earning an invite to squad and trial matches. Throughout this process the coaches at Ebbw Vale Youth and Team Manager Damian Jenkins have been extremely supportive. I would also like to thank my youth team mates for the support over this period and in my time in the team. I would also like to thank Jason Strange, all senior coaches and players in the squad who welcomed me to train with them helping my development as a rugby player, being around an excellent semi-professional environment has really accelerated my development as a rugby player
Another young player with Ebbw Vale connections will hopefully win a cap from the bench on Sunday, outside half Jack Woods, son of former Head Coach Greg Woods has also earned selection for Sunday’s game. As a club we are delighted for Jack as well as Greg and Claire who will be extremely proud parents on Sunday.