Looking Forward to the First Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Intercollegiate Rugby Competition

On Wednesday February 16, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor's first ever inter-college rugby competition will take place on the fields of Porthmadog Rugby Club.

Teams from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor's three sites – Dolgellau, Pwllheli and Glynllifon (the college’s land-based campus on the outskirts of Caernarfon) - will challenge each other over a round of matches.

Each of the colleges will play against each other in a half-hour match, with the proceedings commencing at 1pm.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s rugby officer, Eon Williams, said: "The depth of talent we have on the rugby field across Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s sites is astonishing. Since the pandemic began, the opportunities for students from our various campuses to mix have been very limited. So hosting an event like this is a great opportunity for our learners to come together, in a friendly, yet competitive tournament.

“Our college is recognised both locally and nationally as one of the best places to study because of its great academic record, but also, the opportunities available outside the classroom are also some of the best in the country.

“Our close relationship with North Wales rugby is testament to that, with many of our students going on to represent Grŵp Llandrillo Menai against some of the country's largest and most successful college and rugby clubs.

“Anyone is welcome to come along and support their college on the day. I'm sure all the games will be very competitive, so it's bound to be a good day of rugby. ”

Aled Jones-Griffith, principal of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai, said: “The work being done by Eon as our rugby officer, really embeds our college into our local communities, whether it be with our students, or his work with local rugby clubs and schools. For me as principal, and as a boy from the Nantlle Valley, the problem will be which side to support!”

So, come along to Porthmadog Rugby Club on Wednesday, February 16 and show your support!

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