Thursday, 28 February 2013

Merthyr Town youth players wins Wales cap

Wales beat the Republic of Ireland in an Under-18 Semi Professional international match on Tuesday evening at the new Nantporth Stadium in Bangor. The match ending in a 2-0 victory for the Red Dragons.

Ashley Hollingshead of Merthyr Town was included in the squad and came off the bench in the 49th minute to represent his country.

Ashley is pictured above receiving his honours cap from Trefor Lloyd Hughes (FAW President) and Chris Whitley (FAW International Committee Chair) after the match in the Farrar Suite at the stadium.

It is another proud moment for the Supporters Trust as it was their decision nearly 9 years ago to resurrect the Youth Team at Penydarren Park and to fund it directly to provide an opportunity for young players in the South Wales Valleys to further their development in the game.

The youth team is now a fundamental part of the community club's academy structure and Ashley is continuing his career under the watchful eye of Academy Director Ceri Bowley.

Congratulations to Ashley for representing both his club and country so proudly.