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Pembrokeshire College’s sports people continue to flourish, thanks to the support of a dedicated team of sports professionals, including ex international rugby player and Sports Academy Co-ordinator Kevin Hopkins. Kevin has been building the reputation of the academy by promoting talented sports people, aided by the support of Valero Oil Refinery, who sponsor the players compete regionally and nationally. Playing a sport does not stop at the school gates, the College has a credible track-record, thanks to the commitment of all parties – the coaches, students and Valero.
Pembrokeshire College sports science student Heather Lewis recently took her first UK senior title over 10 miles in race walking.
Heather achieved a Welsh Junior Walk record in the EAA Gran Premio Citta’ di Lugano, in Switzerland – in an impressively-fast time that took her into the top of the British Senior rankings.
Competing in a tough class that included the current World Youth champion, Heather came third in Switzerland, and in doing so set a new personal best and Welsh Junior record at 50:26. This time score moves her to 10th on the British all-time Junior Women’s list. This list includes the current Commonwealth Games Walk champion English athlete Jo Jackson who is just one place above Hannah.
Heather’s impressive performance in Switzerland should guarantee her a place in this year’s IAAF World Cup event in Saransk, Russia. Heather, aged 18 is from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire and is sponsored by Scott Simpson.
Hannah Lewis, aged 16 from Milton,represented Wales in the Under 17s against Denmark. Hannah has attended training camp in Moldova and played against Moldova and France and also the Faroe Islands (UEFA qualifiers).
Hannah, who is studying sports science at the College, has represented Welsh Colleges against Australia and England. Hannah plays for Swansea Ladies in the premier league.
Danny Peters, a sports science student, and a member of the College’s Football Academy played for Wales Under 18s side against the Republic of Ireland. Danny, aged 18, is from St Clears.
Golf academy – Pembrokeshire College are Welsh Golf Champions for the second year in a row. (pic ) Jonathan Evans – one of our golfers, represented Welsh Colleges in the British Colleges sport competition in March, in Lincolnshire. The Golf Academy is made up of students Ben Price, Matthew Adams, Gabriel Griffiths and Jonathan Evans.
Sports Academy co-ordinator, Kevin Hopkins said: ‘Its great to see some of the talented young athletes continue to flourish at Pembrokeshire College’