A promising young sportsman has been chosen to represent his country in sailing.
Abbey Gate College sixth form student Jack Shepherd has been selected for the RYA Laser Radial UK Youth Squad – part of the British Youth Sailing Team.
He has also been re-selected for the Welsh Laser Performance Squad for which he first qualified in 2014.
The UK squad comprises the top 10 under 18 boys and according to UK rankings, Jack is currently ranked eighth.
Jack spent half-term training with the UK squad and his demanding schedule shows no sign of letting up as he has weekend training sessions at Weymouth and Pwllheli until March at which point he will then be a participant in the national competitions at Weymouth, Plymouth and Pwllheli.
The talented student is combining his flourishing sailing career with studying for A levels in geography, geology and biology.