A RHYL FC youngster is celebrating international success after finally securing a Welsh Academy cap recently.

Callum Roberts was part of the Welsh contingent that played against the Republic of Ireland in a high-profile double header at JD Welsh Premier League grounds at Cefn Druids and Bala Town.

The former Rhyl High School pupil is currently studying at Coleg Llandrillo and was named on the substitutes bench for both games, coming on in the second half in both contests to further enhance his experience of playing on the big stage.

This significant achievement is made even more impressive by the fact that Roberts was one of four lower age players in the U18 squad, and this should ensure he will become a more prominent contributor within the set-up next season.

The talented youngster has made positive progress this year with the Lilywhites having made his debut against Llandudno in the Nathaniel MG Cup in October as a second half substitute and he was recently part of the first team squad for the away game at Flint Town United.

Eddie Maurice-Jones’ side were without a fixture last weekend after their home clash with Buckley Town at the Educate Resource Stadium was postponed due to a waterlogged surface, and they make the tricky looking trip to Guilsfield on Saturday looking to enhance their hopes of a top three finish.