Jordan wastes no time making his mark
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.