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Andrew and Hazel to represent Wales at Commonwealth Games
Little do they know it but staff and learners at NPTC Groupís Newtown Campus are in the company of future Commonwealth Gamesí participants, with two members of College staff taking up the prestigious honour of becoming Welsh representatives at this summerís Commonwealth Games.
The Collegeís football academy tutor, Andrew Davies, is no stranger to competitive sport having a number of sporting achievements to his name. Andrew, who teaches sport and public services at the Newtown Campus, has qualified for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games marathon having become the first Welsh athlete to secure a Commonwealth Games ĎAí standard when he finished 2nd at the Manchester Marathon with an awe-inspiring time of 2:17:51. This epic time beat his previous personal best of 2:20:35 to finish inside the Welsh Athletics ĎAí standard of 2:18. Andrew, who is also known as ĎThe Maldwyn Harrierí will be representing Wales when he pounds the streets of Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games marathon this July.
Not to be beaten, the Collegeís quality improvement officer, Hazel Wilson, is also no stranger to competitive sport and, in recognition of her wealth of experience, has been appointed Lawn Bowls Co-ordinating Manager for the Commonwealth Games. Hazel, who is Welsh Womenís Bowling Associationís international and elite manager, will be working alongside the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales and Sport Wales ahead of the games this summer.
Hazel has excellent past experience to bring to the table as former British Isles singles, Welsh singles, triples and fours winner.
As a member of the Berriew Bowling Club, Hazel is just one of three of the members of the Welsh team and management to live in the village of Berriew. She is now looking forward to helping to provide the Welsh bowlers with the best preparation possible ahead of the games this summer.
Picture: Hazel Wilson and Andrew Davies will be representing Wales at this summerís Commonwealth Games