Welsh Football Star Gets A Warm Reception At Official Opening
Welsh football international player Neil Taylor is currently gearing up for the thrills and spills of Euro 2016 this summer, but has one very local task to complete in Denbighshire before jetting off to France.
The Ruthin-born player will be returning to his roots on a whirlwind tour and will take the opportunity to officially open a brand new refurbished reception area at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, his former school.
Neil started his career as a trainee with Manchester City before heading to local club Wrexham. He then moved to his current club Swansea City where he is a defender. He made his debut for the Welsh national football team in 2010 and has won over 25 caps for his country.
Geraint Parry, Headteacher at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, said: “We were delighted that Neil Taylor is returning to the school to officially open the reception area. It’s a great opportunity for the school to have such a high profile sportsman to come and declare the reception open and pupils are eagerly awaiting his visit, as there is a lot of anticipation ahead of Wales’ opening match in a few weeks’ time.
“After a wait of many years Ysgol Brynhyfryd can now boast a brand new reception area that will ensure safety of both staff and pupils and make the school fully compliant with ESTYN’s requirements. Designed by Denbighshire Architect Tom Boone and built by Llangollen builders Davies Brothers it features all the modern requirements and provides a vibrant entrance to the school.
“Neil has kindly made some time available in his busy schedule for the official opening. Pupils at Ysgol Brynhyfryd will certainly have something very special to remember”.
Neil will be joined by Ysgol Brynhyfryd pupil Ethan Plumb, who became an internet sensation when he was filmed scoring a try for the school’s rugby team.
The reception area was officially opened on Friday, 20 May at 12pm.
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