What a week it seems to have been. James came home with his certificate for rugby sevens, it was a competition amongst the primary schools in the catchment area, amazingly Rhosgoch, the smallest school, came second. (Which is a surprise really as Myfanwy Alexander sat and told us what a benefit the children going to a bigger school would be, they’d have better sports facilities she said. Which was a similar story to the Powys competition Jacob was in. There didn’t appear to be anyone else who knew how to throw the hammer apart from CCB kids. Only one lad was in the steeplechase. Maybe it would be an idea to stop messing about with school buildings and actually support the teachers so they can do a better job? Rant over.)
James also did athletics on Thursday with school, going to Penlan where the coaches from Brecon AC (who he knew) were giving instructions. We got his results for Carmarthen, http://www.carmarthenharriers.co.uk/images/PDF/Results/WJL/2013/div1_boys11052013.pdf , where he got a throw of 6.01m in the shot put and came first, came second in the javelin with a throw of 16.01m and 18th in the long jump with 2.28m (a PB!), and he got a trophy for being part of the Brecon U10s team (last year he got player of the year as well).
On top of that Jacob won hammer and discus and is Powys champion in his age group and he’s also been selected from the South Powys side to go up to the next level and train as part of the initial Cardiff Blues North squad. He might just get that red jersey yet!