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Football: Flint’s Jordan Beck receives his first Wales cap

A FLINT High School sixth form student has received his first Welsh international cap for representing his country at football.

Jordan Beck, 18, plays for Flintshire Schoolboys and is a member of the Gap Connah’s Quay Academy and the Football Association of Wales’ North Wales Development Squad.

His performances last season earned him a selection for Welsh Schoolboys to compete in the Centenary Shield.

As part of the competition, Beck travelled to Northern Ireland, Scotland and twice to South Wales to take on the best players that the other nations had to offer.

He even attracted praise from another former Flint High School alumnus, Barry Horne, who commented how proud he was to see a fellow Flint lad on the pitch and playing well.

Jordan received his cap from Welsh Schoolboys manager Martin Evans at a presentation during the Welsh Schools’ AGM held at the council chambers in Mold.

Marc Edwards, associate headteacher at Flint High said: “We are delighted and very proud of Jordan's achievement.

“To see him play for his country live on Sky Sports was amazing!

“He has always been a special talent and has captained the school team from Year 7 right through to sixth form.

“Not only is he an excellent player but he has also shown potential as a coach, running after-school football clubs for younger players as well as helping me with the county squad.

“We hope his success will continue and maybe one day he will represent his country at full senior level.”

Three new teams have joined the Queensferry Sports Flintshire Junior and Youth League.

Starting this season Deeside Dragons under 10s, Mold Maestros U11s and Mostyn Colts - U11s will all compete in their respective age groups.

The next Flintshire Junior and Youth League meeting will take place at the Springfield Hotel in Pentre Halkyn on Monday, August 24.

All junior teams competing next season must have registered 11 players by August 20.