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Samuel's successful season rewarded with Annual Schools' Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Saturday, 13 October 2018 06:57

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman's Samuel has been recognised for her contribution to Dyfed Schools Athletics over several years, picking up the Glyn Davies Memorial Award. Full Story here.

 

Alicia Samuel, from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Ammanford has been recognised for her contribution to Dyfed Schools Athletics over several years.

Dyfed Schools Assosication in November 2015 decided to set up an annual Glyn Davies award in memory of Glyn who had been treasurer of Dyfed Schools AA for 16 years. He was remembered for his support of Dyfed Schools teams at the Welsh schools cross country and athletic championships and in particular standing at the entrance to the Carmarthen Athletics Track collecting the gate money at Dyfed competitions.

The Glyn Davies Award is to be awarded annually to the Dyfed school athlete/s who has contributed most to Dyfed schools in athletics or cross country in that year.

Dyfed Schools across all four areas in the county were invited to nominate an athlete who in their view contributed to the success of Dyfed Schools in the first half of 2018. (athletics, cross country or sportshall athletics).

 

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It was the Aberaeron duo of Lili Church and Beca Roberts who were joint winners this time last year. After the closing date for nominations, the committee decided to present the award this year to Ammanford's Alicia Samuel.

During 2018, seventeen-year-old Alicia was the Dyfed senior girls captain at the Welsh Schools Track & Field Championships in Cardiff in July, where the team won the senior girls' trophy.

At the same championships, she won the senior girls' 100m and 200m and ran the final leg during the team's relay win.

Samuel is currently the number one ranked runner in Wales at under 20 level over the sprint double of 100m and the 200m recording season times of 12.04 seconds (11.88 and 11.89 time wind assisted) and 24.84 seconds respectively.

Representing Wales, Alicia also competed at senior level during last year, with the Celtic Games International the recent up in Grangemouth, Scotland just a few months ago at the end of the track summer season as well as the Manchester International event in mid August where she clocked under 12 seconds.

The award is to be presented in a special assembly in the school before the half term holidays by Dyfed Schools AA Chairman, Hedydd Davies.

LLONGYFARCHIADAU! There'll be another chance for schools to nominate for this award towards the latter part of 2019!

 

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