GOALKEEPING prospect Chris Maxwell from Penrhyn Bay has been signed by Wrexham and is being put on stand-by for the Under-17s national squad.
The 15-year-old, who is a pupil at Ysgol John Bright and started playing football with Penrhyn Bay United, has signed for The Dragons after a series of impressive displays for the youth team - and has even featured on the substitutes' bench for the reserve team.
He has also been put on stand-by for the Welsh Under-17s' European Championship qualifying trip to Cyprus later this month.
That follows junior international appearances against Ireland and Finland, plus selection for Wales schools in the Victory Shield, and he was also been on stand-by for a match against Switzerland.
It was brother Darren who first got Chris, a Manchester United fan, into football and he played outfield to start with at Penrhyn Bay United. But he was persuaded by coach, Keith Owen, to have a try in goal. "I enjoyed it and was quite good and have never looked back," says Chris. "I know I am still a long way from making it professionally but hopefully that day will come. "I've been training with the youth and first team at Wrexham and they are a really good bunch of lads and help me a lot."
Proud dad Ian said "Ian had a lot of help from Martin Noble and David Graham at Penrhyn Bay United, amongst others, and his school have also been very important."