Glyndwr Student wins Wrexham Senior Sports Personality of the Year Award
Congratulations to film and photography student, Katie Cowell who was voted Senior Sports Personality of Year at the annual Wrexham Sports Awards earlier this month. 20-year-old Katie Cowell, of Fron near Coedpoeth,was recognised for her achievements in Clay Target Shooting including her selection for a two-strong Welsh ladies team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Katie was one of only two women in Wales to post a qualifying score set by the Welsh Shooting Federation, which selects teams for major championships. She achieved her qualifying score in the Olympic Trap discipline – 68 out of 75 – at the Clay Pigeon Shooting World Cup in Spain in July last year. As a recipient of a Glyndŵr University sports scholarship, Katie has had financial support to enable her to compete at elite level while studying. Katie was presented the award by Anna-Marie Brown, Glyndwr University Sports Manager.
Glyndwr University Rugby League coach’s efforts recognised by Wrexham Council
A local Rugby League coach has been recognised for his commitment to develop the sport in Wrexham Wrexham-based Community Rugby League Coach, Allen Jones, picked up two awards at Wrexham Council’s Recognition of Achievement awards, which recognises the efforts of local authority staff and partners. He was picked up his first award in recognition of his work developing Rugby League in schools and the wider Wrexham Community. The second award saw him named the council’s Values Commitment Champion, for his work surrounding the Rugby League World Cup 2013 and commitment to the council’s values. Allen Jones said:"The staff at North Wales Crusaders have been brilliant and the support from Glyndwr University has been first class. This has been backed up by Wales Rugby League and the local Community Rugby League clubs. I love my job and the very best thing about this recognition is that it shows that Rugby League is now making real strides here in Wrexham."