A Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) lecturer has again tested himself as a manager in one of the top European football competitions.
Chris Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Football and Coaching Science, guided JD Cymru Premier side Newtown AFC into the UEFA Europa Conference for the second consecutive season. After finishing third in the league, the part-time club went a step further than last year. Beating HB Tórshavn of the Faroe Islands over two legs in the first qualifying round after a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
The win set up a second qualifying round tie with Slovakian outfit Spartak Trnava. Unfortunately, Spartak ran out 6-2 winners on aggregate. Having been the Latham Park club manager for almost a decade. Juggling work and football has become second nature to Chris.
“There are good people at the club too who handle travel arrangements. My line manager at WGU has been very understanding so I’m fortunate.
“The players are in the same boat as me. They’ve all got jobs and have had to speak to their employers and ask for the time off.”
Bursaries for future WGU Students
Law students at WGU could benefit from a bursary provided by a generous donor.
Francis Glynne-Jones recently inherited a sum of money from his deceased brother Colin and made a significant six-figure donation to WGU. The donation was in memory of his grandfather Cyril Oswald Jones, his father, Hywel Glynne-Jones, and his brother Colin Glynne-Jones, all former Presidents of the Chester and North Wales Law Society.
WGU will use the money over 10 years to help law students from disadvantaged backgrounds by covering their course fees.
Francis said: “I hope it will encourage people to enter the law profession in North Wales. Law is still a new department at WGU and I hope this helps with its development.”
Please visit glyndwr.ac.uk for further information.
Coleg Cambria Raise Funds For Alder Hey.
Coleg Cambria’s (CC) Rona Griffiths and Steven Mill have led a series of events for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
The death of Kirsten Hill from Wrexham was the inspiration behind the campaign. She was the daughter of CC’s creative content officer Kevin Hill and tragically passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in November, aged just 14.
CC students and employees collected more than £1,500 via activities, including a hamper raffle and festive stalls at last year’s Christmas Market. “Team Kirsten”, comprising colleagues from Cambria’s marketing department, also ran the 5k Race For Life in Chester recently in aid of Cancer Research UK. The donations went to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Snowdrop Bereavement Centre.
“The treatment, care and support Kirsten received were amazing.” said Kevin, who lives with his wife Lynsey and eldest daughter Katie in Wrexham.
“After treatment at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, she went to Alder Hey and sadly passed away a few days later.”
To donate, visit kirstenhill.muchloved.com.
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