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Coleg Cambria Students Cap Brilliant Year By Earning National Call-Ups

by Love Wrexham Magazine
Principal Sue Price

Coleg Cambria is hoping to attract people looking to re-educate themselves and learn new skills, those planning a change of career, a new hobby, or looking to progress in their current job.

Principal Sue Price said: “We offer many free and flexible courses tailored to a crosssection of industries. There is something for everyone, wherever they see their future.”

There is a demand out there for skilled, educated and committed workers across the country. We are here to help plug those gaps,” added Mrs Price.

Coleg Cambria Students

Coleg Cambria students Jack Hawkins and Seren Cashen were both picked to play for Wales in 2023. They received their caps over the festive period.

Jack, a Level 3 Sports learner, was selected by the Welsh Colleges Cricket Team. While Seren – currently studying a BTEC Level 3 in Sports – represented the Welsh Colleges Women’s Football Squad.

Cambria’s reigning Elite Sports Student of the Year, she was a key figure when Wales played in a tournament in Rome last Spring, where they faced Italy U21s select XI, a regional side, England Colleges, and teams from Greece and Canada.

A midfielder with Wrexham AFC’s Women’s Under-19s, Seren said: “I’m honoured to gain a Welsh cap. It’s a goal I’ve been working towards for a long time.

“It was a memorable experience, I got to play with high-level players in a completely different environment. Experiencing how football is played in different countries helped me to improve massively.

“This was an experience I will never forget, from exploring Rome to playing against countries like Italy and England.

“It helped me grow in confidence a lot as a footballer, especially as I started two out of the three games we played the week we were there.”

Seren Cashen
Seren Cashen

A Surreal Experience

Jack admits he was happy to receive his call-up and hopes to represent his country again in the future.

“It feels right that I have earned my cap. I put in the work and achieved a very big dream of mine,” he said.

“The experience was really good, and being able to train in the same facilities and see Sophia Gardens (a 16,000-seater international stadium and home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club) the way that the international stars of the game do was amazing.

“Being able to go around and play in some of the best grounds in South Wales was a surreal experience. I cannot wait till I next get the chance to represent my nation.”

Sports lecturer Danielle Coxey congratulated them on their achievements, adding: “We are very proud of Seren and Jack receiving their caps. They have both worked so hard to achieve these.

“Traveling away for trials and training sessions throughout the year and continuing to achieve with their academic studies also. Well done to you both!

Finally, to keep up to date with the community, click here. Or, for the latest news and information from Coleg Cambria, visit cambria.ac.uk.

Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins

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