Jor­dan wastes no time mak­ing his mark

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

YOUNG­STER Jor­dan Watts has come a long way in a short time in the sport of rugby union.

A year 11 pupil at Ys­gol Uwchradd Caer­gybi, his in­ter­est in the game was kin­dled by rugby de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer An­drew Bat­son, who along with teacher David Bai­ley, be­gan to train Jor­dan and fel­low stu­dents on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Mr Bat­son soon saw some­thing spe­cial in Jor­dan and of­fered him a chance to train with North Wales rep­re­sen­ta­tive club RGC, who the rugby of­fi­cer has him­self played for at se­nior level.

Jor­dan dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity with his fos­ter fa­ther, who was fully sup­port­ive.

“The first train­ing ses­sion with RGC was in Bethesda,” said Jor­dan. “I was the only boy in the ses­sion that was not signed to a lo­cal rugby team. Even so I con­tin­ued to train reg­u­larly on a weekly ba­sis.”

Be­fore he knew it the first game for RGC Un­der-15s had been ar­ranged and to his de­light and sur­prise he was se­lected.

On the rec­om­men­da­tion of his head­mas­ter at Ys­gol Uwchradd Caer­gybi, Jor­dan joined Caernar­fon Rugby Club to as­sist his progress with RGC.

Jor­dan added: “It was a good move for me as I am still play­ing for Caernar­fon and RGC. I train twice a week with RGC and once a week with Caernar­fon with a game ev­ery Sun­day.”

Jor­dan has now re­ceived an op­por­tu­nity to en­rol on a sport course at Llan­drillo Col­lege. Cur­rently he is study­ing for his GCSE’s and would then like to pur­sue a ca­reer in rugby.

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